Grants Awarded April 2020 to March 2021
LEGAL RESEARCH AND LAW REFORM
Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre – $714,340
Provides legal research, publications and education on civil liberties and human rights.
Alberta Law Reform Institute – $835,000
Research into law and the administration of justice and proposing law reform.
Canadian Bar Association – Alberta – $15,000
Legislative Review Officer assists the Legislative Review Committee to review all bills prior to first reading and summarize bills passing through the Legislature.
Canadian Institute of Resources Law – $208,024
Legal research, education and publication activities
Centre for Constitutional Studies – $394,016
Legal research, education and publication activities.
Environmental Law Centre
Pollution Releases & Contaminated Sites Regulation in Alberta – $91,120
Canadian Constitution & Environmental Conflicts – $226,230
Alberta Law Libraries – $1,191,000
Maintenance of the Alberta Law Libraries collections.
PUBLIC LEGAL EDUCATION
Alberta Seventh Step Society – $142,684
Education in the schools about the criminal justice system from the viewpoint of the ex-offender.
Alberta Workers’ Health Centre – $225,000
Work Plays Program – Dramatic presentations to school audiences about employment and workplace safety law.
Calgary Chinese Community Service Association – $78,400
Law and Advocacy Program – Provides legal information and referrals, legal clinics, follow-up legal services, Commissioner for Oaths, assistance with wills and estates, document drafting, Enduring Powers of Attorney, legal resources and publications.
Calgary Youth Justice Society
Youth Justice Committee Coordination Project Grant – $85,472
Provides 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.
Legal Resource Centre – $625,500
Print and web-based public legal education and information resources; legal referrals and presentations to the public.
Portage College, Lac La Biche – $74,200
Provision of public legal education workshops in north-east Alberta.
Workers’ Resource Centre
Public Legal Education Program – $92,940
Provides plain-language educational workshops for marginalized Alberta workers on employment-related rights, obligations and benefits.
Case Work Program – $179,696
Provides information, assistance and representation to help vulnerable workers in Alberta access their legislated benefits and entitlements.
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LEGAL PROGRAMS
Native Counselling Services of Alberta
BearPaw Media and Education Program – $536,108
Develops and delivers Indigenous-focused legal education and information.
Calgary Urban Indigenous Peacemaker Program – $148,388
Offers supported resolution alternatives through culturally appropriate peacemaker circles in the Indigenous restorative justice tradition.
O’Chiese First Nation – $142,852
Project grant to develop and deliver legal education and information on the O’Chiese Nation.
University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, Indigenous Law Students Association – $9,200
Organization and presentation of the annual 5-day Speakers Series on Indigenous justice issues.
University of Alberta, Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge – $302,000
A partnership between the University of Alberta Faculties of Law and Native Studies, housed within the Faculty of Law. The purpose of WLGL is to establish and maintain a sustainable community-engaged, inter-disciplinary unit that will:
– Support Indigenous communities’ goals to identify, articulate, and implement their own laws and governance,
– Develop, gather, amplify, and transfer wise practices, promising methods and research tools, and
– Produce useful and accessible public legal education and practical governance resources.
COMMUNITY AND STUDENT LEGAL ASSISTANCE
Alexandra Community Health Centre – $81,000
Provision of legal information and referrals to adult and youth clients by a justice navigator.
Calgary Legal Guidance – $2,800,000
Volunteer lawyer clinical services; follow-up legal advice and representation; public legal education, information and referral; Homeless Outreach Program, Domestic Violence Family Law Program; Sahwoo Mohkaak Tsi Ma Taas; Elder Law Program; Social Benefits Advocacy Program.
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter Association – $166,284
Provision of legal information, assistance and referral to vulnerable women.
Central Alberta Legal Clinic Foundation
Volunteer lawyer clinic services – $768,008
Volunteer legal advice clinic, outreach and local follow-up advice and representation; public legal education, information and referral; related administration costs, coordination of Medicine Hat Legal Help Clinic.
Immigration Law Project – $101,080
Provides follow-up services to those needing legal advice relating to immigration issues throughout Central Alberta, Medicine Hat, Lloydminster and Fort McMurray.
Alberta Rural Legal Assistance Initiative Project 2020-21 – $124,664
Alberta Rural Legal Assistance Initiative Project 2021-22 – $155,084
An extension to CALCF’s Follow-Up Program, providing service to the rural and remote sites in Central Alberta, Medicine Hat, Fort McMurray, Lloydminster and surrounding areas.
Central Alberta Women’s Outreach Society
Legal Information and Referral Program – $153,628
Provision of legal information, assistance and referral in Red Deer and surrounding communities.
Paralegal Support Services Project – $129,392
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.
Crowsnest Pass Women’s Resource and Crisis Centre – $30,360
Provides free legal information, support and referral services to residents of southwestern rural Alberta.
Edmonton Community Legal Centre
Volunteer lawyer clinic services – $2,191,864
Volunteer legal advice clinic, follow-up legal advice and representation; public legal education, information and referral; related administration costs.
Grande Prairie Legal Guidance – $76,000
Volunteer legal advice clinic; information and referral; public legal education.
Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary
Calgary Adult and Youth Court Program – $150,044
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 – $93,140
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).
Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton – $472,480
Edmonton Adult Court Program – information, referral and support to persons in Edmonton Provincial Court;
Edmonton Youth, Family and Child Welfare 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
Lethbridge Legal Guidance – $406,240
Volunteer lawyer clinical services; follow-up legal advice and representation; public legal education, information and referral; related administration costs.
Pro Bono Law Alberta – $221,692
Pro bono legal services delivery.
Student Legal Assistance, University of Calgary – $440,976
Provision of legal information and assistance to the community by law students.
Student Legal Services of Edmonton – $457,052
Provision of legal information and assistance to the community by law students, including Pro Bono Students Canada at the University of Alberta.
University of Calgary, Faculty of Law, Pro Bono Students Canada – $30,340
Coordinates law student volunteers who deliver pro bono legal services under the supervision of volunteer lawyers to communities, organizations and individuals in need.
Women’s Centre of Calgary – $47,484
Legal advice clinics provide free, half-hour advice sessions to women on matters such as family issues, civil cases, immigration and other types of matters, not including criminal law.
Youth Restorative Action Project – $37,800
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.
Last updated March 30, 2021