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Curateur public du Québec

Since 1945, the Curateur public du Québec has been ensuring the protection of incapable persons, the preservation of their autonomy and the respect of their rights, while also helping their relatives or persons with a special interest to fulfill their duties.

Public Curator

Julie Baillargeon-Lavergne

Public Curator

The organization and its commitments


The primary mission of the Curateur public du Québec is to ensure the protection of incapable persons. It does so by considering what is in their best interest, respecting their rights, upholding their autonomy and taking their wishes and preferences into account.

Today, this mission is magnified, as the Curateur public offers services to persons benefiting from the assistance measure and their assistants.

The Curateur public achieves its mission by taking on the following responsibilities:

  • Recognize assistants to persons of full age, specifically by reviewing applications for recognition and maintaining a public register of assistants;
  • Oversee the administration of patrimonies by tutors;
  • Inform represented persons and assisted persons of all relevant regulations;
  • Inform assistants, tutors, temporary representatives and mandataries of their obligations;
  • Educate the public about the issues surrounding incapacity and ways to protect incapable persons;
  • Help people who are living with a difficulty;
  • Act as tutor, tutorship council or temporary representative by court order if the person is isolated, has no family, or has no one close to them who can assume this role.

The Curateur public’s actions are guided by the following values: respect, empathy, transparency and service quality. It responds to your requests for information within a reasonable timeframe and in accordance with its Declaration of services to the public (PDF 790 Kb).

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Last update: November 1, 2023