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Identifying and reporting abuse in a tutorship to a minor

As the tutor or tutorship council, when you are informed of a situation of financial abuse toward a minor, you must take immediate action to stop the person who is perpetrating these actions.

Here are a few clues that can help you spot a situation of financial abuse:

  • sudden withdrawal of large amounts of money from the minor’s bank account or an increase in the number of bank transactions;
  • sudden changes to important documents (ownership deeds);
  • fraudulent investments.

Filing a report with the Curateur public

Filing a report essentially involves notifying the Curateur public of a situation that could cause damage or harm to the patrimony of a minor. As the tutorship council, you must bring such situations to the attention of the Curateur public.

A report may also be filed by someone close to the minor or by an organization. The Curateur public will process any reports it receives concerning the patrimony of minors under tutorship.

To find out how to file a report concerning the patrimony of a minor or what the Curateur public does when it receives a report, go to File a report with the Curateur public.

Reports related to the protection of a minor’s person (as opposed to those related to the preservation and protection of their patrimony), must be submitted to the Director of Youth Protection.

File a report with the Curateur public

Contact the general information service of the Curateur public

  • Websites
  • Phone numbers

    Telephone: 514-873-4074

    Telephone (toll-free): 1 844 LECURATEUR (532-8728)

  • Opening hours

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

    Wednesday: from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Address

    General mailing address (Head office and territorial branches)
    Curateur public du Québec
    500, rue Sherbrooke Ouest, bureau 1832
    Montréal (Québec)   H3A 0J2

Last update: July 27, 2023


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