Expanded Immigration Law Services in Edmonton and Calgary
Friday, December 16, 2011
The Alberta Law Foundation Board of Directors recently approved two project grants to expand immigration law services for individuals facing low income and other barriers in Alberta’s two major urban centres. These projects are expected to expand both the number of individuals served and the depth of services provided. Currently, Calgary Legal Guidance and the Edmonton Community Legal Centre offer legal information and summary legal advice by volunteer lawyers to individuals dealing with immigration law matters. Starting in 2012, both agencies expect to be in a position to provide even more information and summary advice as well as limited representation and follow-up services by hiring a staff lawyer specialized in immigration law. Both of these projects have been developed in consultation with other community agencies serving newcomers to Edmonton and Calgary.
A complete list of the grants approved by the Foundation Board so far this fiscal year is available under the Grants Awarded tab of the Foundation web site.