Department of Justice

Public Guardian and Trustee

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

The Public Guardian and Trustee of Yukon protects the legal rights and financial interests of children, acts as guardian of last resort for adults who have no known relatives or friends to assist them, and administers the estates of deceased and missing persons where there is no known next-of-kin.

Adult Guardianship

Guardianship is a legal process which gives a person the legal authority and responsibility to manage the affairs of an incapable adult and care for, assist and protect the adult. »»» more information

Enduring Power of Attorney

An enduring power of attorney is a legal document that allows another person to act on your behalf with respect to your property and financial affairs. »»» more information

Estate Administration

A will is an important document to prepare as part of your estate planning. In cases where there is no known next-of-kin, the Public Guardian and Trustee may administer the estate of that individual. »»» more information

Services for Children

The Public Guardian and Trustee is the official guardian of children under the Child and Family Services Act and may act as a trustee of the estates of children where no other trustee is named. »»» more information

Other Services

The Public Guardian and Trustee may also:

*Please note that the Public Guardian and Trustee office charges fees for its services.


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2703 (J-2B)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6

3rd Floor, Andrew A. Phillipsen Law Centre
2130 - 2nd Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon

Phone: 867-667-5366
Toll Free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 5366
Fax: 867-393-6246