MONTRÉAL, Feb. 17, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - In recent years, individuals from ethnocultural communities have accounted for close to 15% of new protective supervision regimes. Moreover, 38% of native-born Quebecers have signed a mandate in case of incapacity compared to 28% of Quebecers born outside of Canada. In order to raise awareness about these issues,Québec's Public Curator, Normand Jutras, met with the media today at the De la Montagne intermediate resource (IR).
Mr. Jutras made a stop at the intermediate resource not only to discuss the mission of the Curateur public du Québec, but also to meet with workers at the De la Montagne IR. He will also meet with several of the incapacitated residents. "My role is to protect these people, who are my responsibility—protect their rights and oversee the administration of their assets. This is a major challenge that I face every day," Mr. Jutras stated.
Portrait of incapacitated individuals from ethnocultural communities
While the vast majority of individuals from ethnocultural communities under tutorship or curatorship live in Montréal, all sectors covered by the Curateur public du Québec are confronted with the same situation. Moreover, while most represented people are under public protective supervision, members of ethnocultural communities are more often under a private regime, meaning that a family member acts as their tutor or curator.
About the Curateur public du Québec
The Curateur public provides protection to close to 42,500 adults and children in Québec, including 13,337 people 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, 17,511 people in Québec are under private protective supervision, and 12,255 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.
Press kit contents and photos will be available on request following the press conference. One-on-one interviews are possible starting at 11 a.m. the same day.
SOURCE Le Curateur public du Québec
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