Grants Awarded April 2021 to March 2022

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LAW REFORM

Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre – $643,132
Provides legal research, publications and education on civil liberties and human rights.

Alberta Law Reform Institute – $751,500
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 – $208,100
Legal research, education and publication activities.

Centre for Constitutional Studies – $395,400
Legal research, education and publication activities.

LAW LIBRARIES

Alberta Law Libraries – $1,226,732
Maintenance of the Alberta Law Libraries collections.

PUBLIC LEGAL EDUCATION

Alberta Seventh Step Society – $146,996
Education in the schools about the criminal justice system from the viewpoint of the ex-offender.

Alberta Workers’ Health Centre – $168,000
Work Plays Program
Dramatic presentations to school audiences about employment and workplace safety law.

Calgary Youth Justice Society
Calgary Police Service Youth Diversion Project Grant – $88,500
Provides education to Calgary Police Service members to increase knowledge, understanding and utilization of Section 18 of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. It also provides Calgary Police Service support in adapting related policies, practices and procedures to support youth diversion from formal justice processes to ensure that all eligible youth have an opportunity to be diverted from court for offences less serious in nature.

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.

Diversecities Community Service Association – $78,950
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.

Kinbrace Community Society – $25,000
Project grant towards the development of a new national Refugee Hearing Preparation Guide website that will provide region-specific, accurate and up-to-date information about refugee laws and procedures, as well as community resources and services, available to claimants.

Legal Resource Centre – $606,000
Print and web-based public legal education and information resources; legal referrals and presentations to the public.

Portage College, Lac La Biche – $62,160
Provision of public legal education workshops in north-east Alberta.

Workers’ Resource Centre
Public Legal Education Program – $92,856
Provides plain-language educational workshops for marginalized Alberta workers on employment-related rights, obligations and benefits.
Case Work Program – $179,544
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 – $533,720
Develops and delivers Indigenous-focused legal education and information.
Calgary Urban Indigenous Peacemaker Program – $148,020
Offers supported resolution alternatives through culturally appropriate peacemaker circles in the Indigenous restorative justice tradition.
Lethbridge Urban Indigenous Peacemaker Program – $148,464
Offers supported resolution alternatives through culturally appropriate peacemaker circles in the Indigenous restorative justice tradition.

O’Chiese First Nation – $119,628
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 – $8,000
Organization and presentation of the annual 5-day Speakers Series on Indigenous justice issues.

University of Alberta, Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge – $350,968
The Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge is a dedicated Indigenous law research unit based out of the University of Alberta with the objective of upholding Indigenous laws through community-directed research and learning. The goals are to:
– 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 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 – $2,850,000
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 – $165,192
Provision of legal information, assistance and referral to vulnerable women.

Central Alberta Legal Clinic Foundation
Volunteer lawyer clinic services – $799,048
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$84,808
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 – $157,656
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.

Crowsnest Pass Women’s Resource and Crisis Centre – $35,420
Provides free legal information, support and referral services to residents of southwestern rural Alberta.

Edmonton Community Legal Centre
Volunteer lawyer clinic services – $2,204,532
Volunteer legal advice clinic, follow-up legal advice and representation; public legal education, information and referral; related administration costs.
Grande Prairie Legal Guidance – $76,180
Volunteer legal advice clinic; information and referral; public legal education.

Lethbridge Legal Guidance – $414,040
Volunteer lawyer clinical services; follow-up legal advice and representation; public legal education, information and referral; related administration costs.

Pro Bono Law Alberta – $220,836
Pro bono legal services delivery.

Student Legal Assistance, University of Calgary – $441,000
Provision of legal information and assistance to the community by law students.

Student Legal Services of Edmonton – $448,664
Provision of legal information and assistance to the community by law students.

University of Calgary, Faculty of Law, Pro Bono Students Canada – $30,360
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 – $21,720
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.

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