Tutorship to the property of a minor
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.
Contact the general information service of the Curateur public
Telephone (toll-free): 1 844 LECURATEUR (532-8728)
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.
General mailing address (Head office and territorial branches)
Curateur public du Québec
600, boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest
Montréal (Québec) H3B 4W9
Last update: March 23, 2023