The Public Curator visits Nunavik for the first time
PUVIRNITUQ, QC, June 17, 2015- The Public Curator is visiting Nunavik for the first time in the organization’s history. Normand Jutras arrived in the region yesterday and will stay until Friday, talking about the mission of the organization he oversees, as well as meeting with the people he represents and stakeholders from the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services.
“While Nunavik may be the least densely populated region in Québec, it still has its share of incapacitated people,” Mr. Jutras said. “In the case of individuals under public supervision, my role is to protect them, protect their rights, and oversee the administration of their assets. This is quite a challenge, especially given the distance involved.”
About the Curateur public du Québec
The Curateur public provides protection to close to 42,500 adults and children in Québec, including 13,345 adults who have been ruled by a Québec court as unfit to care for themselves or their property and who have been placed under public supervision. In addition, 13,002 people in Québec are under private protective supervision, and 12,382 have had their mandate enforced. The Curateur public also raises awareness about the importance of having a mandate in case of incapacity and urges the public to visit its website for more information. The Curateur public has 11 service outlets throughout the province. Created in 1945 and celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2015, the Curateur public is the provincial authority in the protection of incapacitated persons.