Grants Awarded April 2023 to March 2024

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LAW REFORM

Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre – $780,800
Provides legal research, publications and education on civil liberties and human rights.

Canadian Bar Association – Alberta – $17,000
Legislative Review Officer assists the Legislative Review Committee to review all bills prior to first reading and summarize bills passing through the Legislature.

LAW LIBRARIES

PUBLIC LEGAL EDUCATION

Alberta Workers’ Health Centre
Work Plays Schools Program – $270,000
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.

Calgary Youth Justice Society
Calgary Police Service Youth Diversion Project Grant – $105,000
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.

Canadian Legal Information Institute – $304,040
A project to systematically summarize all of Alberta’s historical case law and current decisions as they become available, as well as consolidated legislation.

Legal Resource Centre – $673,000
Print and web-based public legal education and information resources; legal referrals and presentations to the public.

Portage College, Lac La Biche – $114,508
Provision of public legal education workshops in north-east Alberta.

Worker’s Resource Centre
Public Legal Education Program – $200,054
Provides plain-language educational workshops for marginalized Alberta workers on employment-related rights, obligations and benefits.

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LEGAL PROGRAMS

The Elizabeth Fry Society – Calgary – $358,117
An Indigenous restorative justice program and community collaborative, Soksipaitapiisin, which addresses the underlying core issues of criminalization through a healing centred approach, supporting criminalized Indigenous populations actively involved in the criminal justice system with legal matters before the Calgary Indigenous Court.

University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, Indigenous Law Students Association – $10,000
Organization and presentation of the annual 5-day Speakers Series on Indigenous justice issues.

University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge
Functional Space Plan Project – $150,000
Assessment and planning for a physical space.

COMMUNITY AND STUDENT LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Alexandra Community Health Centre – $88,776
Provision of legal information and referrals to adult and youth clients by a justice navigator.

Canadian National Institute for the Blind – $102,156
Development of the Know Your Rights – Alberta project providing people with sight loss and their trusted intermediaries with plain-language, practical legal information that specifically address the barriers faced by Albertans with sight loss.

Crowsnest Pass Women’s Resource and Crisis Centre – $112,000
Provides free legal information, support and referral services to residents of southwestern rural Alberta.

Edmonton Community Legal Centre
Legal Advice Clinic$2,788,284
Volunteer legal advice clinic, follow-up legal advice and representation; public legal education, information and referrals in Edmonton and northern regions including Grande Prairie.
Legal Services Coordinator Expansion Project $154,216
Increases capacity to provide legal information and referrals, as well as scheduling and preparing clients for summary legal advice clinic visits.

Rowan House Society – $102,044
Provision of legal information, assistance and referral to vulnerable women.

Woman’s Centre of Calgary – $102,480
The Legal Advice Clinic provides free, half-hour advice sessions to women on matters such as family issues, civil cases and other types of matters, now including immigration and criminal law.

Worker’s Resource Centre
Case Work Program – $463,960
Provides information, assistance and representation to help vulnerable workers in Alberta access their legislated benefits and entitlements.

Youth Restorative Action Project – $104,500

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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