Grants Awarded April 2022 to March 2023

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LAW REFORM

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

Environmental Law Centre
Endangered Species Act – $85,080

Regulatory Evaluation: Grasslands – $111,175

PUBLIC LEGAL EDUCATION

Alberta Workers’ Health Centre
Work Plays Program
– $236,652
Dramatic presentations to school audiences across the province aimed at teaching students about their rights and responsibilities at work and covers topics relating to OHS legislation, employment standards, workplace safety, codes and practices, and human rights law.

New High School Play Project Grant – $24,984
This new play will be piloted for high-school aged workers and will address recent changes to labour legislation affecting young workers.

Calgary Youth Justice Society
Calgary Police Service Youth Diversion Project Grant
 – $103,000
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  – $96,600
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 – $606,000
Print and web-based public legal education and information resources; legal referrals and presentations to the public.

Portage College, Lac La Biche – $65,588
Provision of public legal education workshops in north-east Alberta.

Worker’s Resource Centre – $124,460
Provides plain-language educational workshops for marginalized Alberta workers on employment-related rights, obligations and benefits.

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LEGAL PROGRAMS

Native Counselling Services of Alberta
Edmonton Urban Indigenous Peacemaker Program – $208,275
Offers supported resolution alternatives through culturally appropriate peacemaker circles in the Indigenous restorative justice tradition.

University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, Indigenous Law Students Association – $8,850
Organization and presentation of the annual 5-day Speakers Series on Indigenous justice issues.

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 Women’s Emergency Shelter Association – $215,525
Provision of legal information, assistance and referral to vulnerable women.

Diversecities Community Services Association – $69,028
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.

Edmonton Community Legal Centre– $2,611,500
Volunteer legal advice clinic, follow-up legal advice and representation; public legal education, information and referral; related administration costs.

Rowan House Society – $96,754
Provision of legal information, assistance and referral to vulnerable women.

Women’s Centre of Calgary – $20,440
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.

Workers’ Resource Centre – $374,196
Provides information, assistance and representation to help vulnerable workers in Alberta access their legislated benefits and entitlements.

Youth Restorative Action Project – $52,964
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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