Charitable Properties Program

In Ontario, the Public Guardian and Trustee is responsible for the use of charitable property.

The Public Guardian and Trustee works with charities to help them deal with the problems (i.e., improper investments, improper use of donated property) they encounter. The Public Guardian and Trustee can also inquire into complaints about charities and can protect the public's interest in how charities raise and use their money.

If necessary, the Public Guardian and Trustee can apply to court to prevent those who run a charity from using the assets of the charity improperly.

How to get more information on charities

The Public Guardian and Trustee has also published a number of information bulletins for people who use, run, or donate to charities.

Bulletins