Free FASD Webinar – Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Register now for the December 13, 2017, Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) Webcast

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Join us for this free 45 minute webcast entitled: Roles and Responsibilities of an Agent on a Personal Directive.

What does it mean to be named an agent in a personal directive? This webinar will explain:

  • The role of an agent named in a Personal Directive
  • The responsibility of an agent
  • When the agent’s authority begins
  • What service providers’ responsibilities are when working with an agent

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. MST
Speaker: Melanie Blackwell
Register: Register Here
Format: PowerPoint Presentation with Q&A
Cost: FREE! Please share with your networks
Q&A: You can pose questions to the speaker through the live chat functionality

Melanie is a Capacity Assessment Policy Analyst with the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee.

The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) provides information, education and support to vulnerable Albertans and their families related to personal and financial matters.  The Public Guardian and Public Trustee have mandated roles under several pieces of legislation.  These roles include:

  • Acting as a legal guardian and/or trustee when an adult is unable to make decisions for him or herself
  • Functioning as a Review Officer on Court applications under the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act
  • Administering estates when someone has died and there is no one else to do so
  • Protecting the assets of minors where required by law
  • Encouraging Albertans to plan ahead for a time when they may be unable to make their own decisions
  • Addressing concerns about legal decision makers (guardians, trustees, agents)

The OPGT Learning Series is intended for the general public and individuals who may be functioning as a substitute decision maker (acting as a guardian, trustee, agent, or attorney).  Service providers working in disability, health, and seniors sectors will also find the information relevant to their services and clientele.  Please share information about the OPGT Learning Series with your family, friends, and colleagues.

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