Grants Awarded 2019-20 to March 2020

Legal Research and Law Reform

 

 

ALBERTA CIVIL LIBERTIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Provides legal research, publications and education on civil liberties and human rights.

 

$733,220

 

ALBERTA LAW REFORM INSTITUTE

Research into law and the administration of justice and proposing law reform.

 

$835,000

CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION, ALBERTA

Legislative Review Officer – assists the Committee to review all bills prior to first reading and summarize bills passing through the Legislature.

 

$15,000

 

CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF RESOURCES LAW

Legal research, education and publication activities.

 

$207,840

 

CENTRE FOR CONSTITUTIONAL STUDIES

Legal research, education and publication activities.

 

$404,008

 

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE

Regulatory Approaches to Conservation Funding

Water Law

The Law and the Sun

 

$118,530

$95,200

$85,620

 

Law Libraries

 

ALBERTA LAW LIBRARIES

Maintenance of the Alberta Law Libraries collections.

 

$1,321,432

 

CANADIAN LEGAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE (CanLII)

A project to update citations to Alberta court decisions on CanLII.org.

 

$33,000

 

Public Legal Education

 

ALBERTA SEVENTH STEP SOCIETY

Education in the schools about the criminal justice system from the viewpoint of the ex-offender.

 

$223,848

ALBERTA WORKERS’ HEALTH CENTRE

Work Plays Program – dramatic presentations to school audiences about Employment and Workplace Health and Safety law

 

$225,000

CALGARY CHINESE COMMUNITY SERVICE ASSOCIATION

Law & Advocacy Program – Provides legal information and referrals, legal clinics, follow-up legal services, Commissioner for Oaths, assistance with wills and estates document drafting and Enduring Powers of Attorney, legal resources and publications.

 

$82,608

CALGARY YOUTH JUSTICE SOCIETY

Calgary Police Service Youth Justice Awareness Project Grant - Provide education to Calgary Police Service members to increase knowledge, understanding and utilization of Section 18 of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Youth Justice Committee Coordination Project Grant - Provide legal education to community volunteers involved with their local Youth Justice Committee, to parents of youth involved in the criminal justice system, and to the general public and community partners to increase understanding of the youth justice system and what is required to be involved in and support youth criminal justice processes.

 

$126,552

 

$91,300

CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION, ALBERTA

Law Day 2020 – partial funding for public legal education events held across the province.

 

$35,700

Kinbrace Community Society

Update, print and distribute Refugee Hearing Preparation: A Guide for Refugee Claimants

 

$26,691

LEGAL RESOURCE CENTRE

Print and web-based public legal education and information resources; legal referrals and presentations to the public

 

$636,000

MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION

Project to support the Isstoiyitahsinni//Traditional Cultural Expressions & Indigenous Legal Orders Legal Panel on protecting visual sovereignty, design, story & language in decolonizing cultures. Part of Otahpiaaki 2019: Indigenous Beauty, Fashion & Design Week.

 

$8,600

PORTAGE COLLEGE, LAC LA BICHE

Provision of public legal education workshops in North-East Alberta.

 

$76,950

 

WORKERS’ RESOURCE CENTRE

Public Legal Education Program – provides plain-language educational workshops for marginalized Alberta workers on employment-related rights, obligations and benefits.

Case Work Program – provides information, assistance and representation to help vulnerable workers in Alberta access their legislated benefits and entitlements.

 

$92,944



$179,944

Native Peoples Legal Programs

 

NATIVE COUNSELLING SERVICES OF ALBERTA

BearPaw Legal Education and Media Program – to develop and deliver Indigenous-focused legal education and information.

Calgary urban Indigenous Peacemaker Program – to offer supported resolution alternatives through culturally appropriate peacemaker circles in the Indigenous restorative justice tradition.

Lethbridge Urban Indigenous Peacemaker Program – to offer supported resolution alternatives through culturally appropriate peacemaker circles in the Indigenous restorative justice tradition.

 

$574,776

$163,332



$162,792

O’CHIESE FIRST NATION

Project grant to develop and deliver legal education and information on the O’Chiese Nation.

 

$180,600

Community and Student Legal Assistance

 

THE ALEX

Provision of legal information and referrals to adult and youth clients by a Justice Navigator.

 

$80,940

AMBROSE UNIVERSITY

Resources to assist with the planning and execution of initiatives taken on by the Justice Constellation.

 

$50,000

CALGARY LEGAL GUIDANCE

Volunteer lawyer clinical services; follow-up legal advice and representation; public legal education, information and referral; Homeless Outreach program; Sahwoo Mohkaak Tsi Ma Taas, related administration costs.

 

$2,990,000

 

CALGARY WOMEN’S EMERGENCY SHELTER ASSOCIATION

Provision of legal information, assistance and referral to vulnerable women.

 

$166,552

CENTRAL ALBERTA LEGAL CLINIC FOUNDATION

Volunteer lawyer clinic services; outreach and local follow-up legal advice and representation; public legal education, information and referral; related administration costs, coordination of Medicine Hat Legal Help Clinic

Immigration Law Project – To provide follow-up services to those needing legal advice relating to immigration issues throughout Central Alberta, Medicine Hat, Lloydminster and Fort McMurray.

 

$729,804

 

 
$99,912

CENTRAL ALBERTA WOMEN’S OUTREACH SOCIETY

Legal Information and Referral Program - Provision of legal information, assistance and referral in Red Deer and surrounding communities.

Paralegal Support Services Project – Provides assistance and legal information to vulnerable individuals regarding legal processes and concerns. Services address issues such as completing court and government forms and procedures, EPOs and family law applications, and assisting individuals dealing with issues such as criminal-related offences, landlord tenant issues, or outstanding fines or warrants.

 

$153,628

 
$139,488

COCHRANE AND AREA VICTIM SERVICES SOCIETY

Court Advocacy Project – court support, providing information, referrals and advocacy to victims/witnesses going through the criminal justice system

 

$100,500

CROWSNEST PASS WOMEN’S RESOURCE AND CRISIS CENTRE

Provides free legal information, support and referral services to residents of southwestern rural Alberta.

 

$30,360

EDMONTON COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTRE

Volunteer lawyer clinic services; follow-up legal advice and representation; public legal education, information and referral; related administration costs.

Grande Prairie Legal Guidance (volunteer lawyer clinic services; information and referral; public legal education).

 

$2,198,792

  
$73,624

ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY OF CALGARY

Calgary Adult and Youth Court Program – provides information on court procedures, processes, options and referrals for individuals attending first and subsequent appearances in criminal or traffic court in Calgary.

 Regional Court Project – provides information, referral and support to persons attending courts in South Regional Courts (Airdrie, Okotoks) and North Regional Courts (Cochrane, Canmore, and Didsbury) in the Adult Criminal and Case Management Office and Youth Courts, (as well as Traffic Court in South Region).

 Domestic Violence Court Project – provides information on court procedures, processes, options and referrals for individuals attending first and subsequent appearances at the Calgary Domestic Violence Court.

 Lethbridge Court Pilot Project – provides information on court procedures, processes, options and referrals for individuals attending first and subsequent appearances in court in Lethbridge.

Regional Court East, Strathmore, Siksika Pilot Project – provides information on court procedures, processes, options and referrals for individuals attending first and subsequent appearances at court in Strathmore and Siksika First Nation.

 

$148,068

 

  $93,140

 


 
$38,284

 

 $73,000

   

$37,004

ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY, EDMONTON

Edmonton Adult Court Program – information, referral and support to persons in Edmonton Provincial Court;

Edmonton Youth Court Program – information, referral and support to persons in Edmonton Youth and Family Court;

Volunteer lawyer clinic at the Edmonton Institution for Women;

Satellite Court Work #1 in St Albert, Stony Plain and Morinville; and

Satellite Court Work #2 in Fort Saskatchewan and Sherwood Park

Satellite Court Work #3 in Wetaskiwin, Camrose and Ponoka

Satellite Court Work #4 in Red Deer

Satellite Court Work #5 in Fort McMurray

Satellite Court Assistance Program (SCAP)

 

$482,688

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 $82,368

$105,333

LETHBRIDGE LEGAL GUIDANCE

Volunteer lawyer clinical services; follow-up legal advice and representation; public legal education, information and referral; related administration costs.

 

$439,076

PRO BONO LAW ALBERTA

Partial funding of operations costs to assist delivery of pro bono legal services

Needs Assessment Project – Project to conduct a needs assessment on the need for a Document Assembly Support Service ("DASS") that would serve to assist self-represented litigants (SRLs) complete civil legal/court documents.

Document Assembly Support Service (DASS) – Needs Assessment Project Extension. Ethics review process for the DASS needs assessment.

2020 National Pro Bono Conference

 

$221,692

 $34,500

 

 $8,940

  
 $25,140

STUDENT LEGAL ASSISTANCE, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

Provision of legal information and assistance to the community by law students.

 

$440,976

STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES OF EDMONTON

Provision of legal information and assistance to the community by law students, including Pro Bono Students Canada at the University of Alberta.

 

$482,135

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, FACULTY OF LAW

Indigenous Law Students Association Speaker Series

 

$12,100

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, FACULTY OF LAW, PRO BONO STUDENTS CANADA

Coordinates law student volunteers who deliver pro bono legal services under the supervision of volunteer lawyers to communities, organizations and individuals in need.

 

$31,125

WOMEN’S CENTRE OF CALGARY

Legal Advice Clinics – Volunteer lawyers provide free, half-hour legal advice sessions to women on matters such as family issues, civil cases, immigration and other types of matters, not including criminal law.

 

$47,484

YOUTH RESTORATIVE ACTION PROJECT

Youth Justice Committee Project – support for programming to administer the restorative justice processes of the youth justice committee, including Extrajudicial Sanctions panels and Section 19 conferences, in Edmonton and surrounding rural areas.

 

$48,360