Grants Awarded April 2018 to March 2019
Legal Research and Law Reform
Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre – $678,200
Provides legal research, publications and education on civil liberties and human rights.
Alberta Law Reform Institute – $815,000
Research into law and the administration of justice and proposing law reform.
Canadian Bar Association, Alberta – $15,000
Legislative Review Officer – assists the Committee to review all bills prior to first reading and summarize bills passing through the Legislature.
Canadian Institute Of Resources Law – $206,140
Legal research, education and publication activities.
Centre For Constitutional Studies
Legal research, education and publication activities. – $394,616
Website Project – $9,000
Environmental Law Centre
Geothermal Resources – $119,352
Waste Management Regulatory Reform – $109,700
University Of Windsor, National Self-Represented Litigants Project
2018 Dialogue Event – $9,642
45 justice system professionals and 15 self-represented litigants gather for 2 days of open discussion on increasing access to justice for self-represented litigants.
Alberta Law Libraries – $1,259,628
Maintenance of the Alberta Law Libraries collections.
Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) – $83,725
A project to digitize, and make publicly available online, Alberta annual statutes for the years 1906 to the present.
PUBLIC LEGAL EDUCATION
Alberta Seventh Step Society – $215,220
Education in the schools about the criminal justice system from the viewpoint of the ex-offender.
Alberta Workers’ Health Centre
Work Plays Program – makes dramatic presentations to school audiences about Employment and Workplace Health and Safety law. – $181,000
Creation of a new Junior High Play. – $28,015
Canadian Bar Association, Alberta – $35,700
Law Day 2019 – partial funding for public legal education events held across the province.
LAW & ADVOCACY PROGRAM
Integralorg – $49,000
Webinar and toolkit addressing occupational health and safety legislation for charities and not-for-profit organizations.
Legal Resource Centre – $648,300
Offers print and web-based public legal education and information resources, legal referrals, and presentations to the public.
Portage College, Lac La Biche – $67,885
Provision of public legal education workshops.
Workers’ Resource Centre
Public Legal Education Program – provides plain-language educational workshops for marginalized Alberta workers on employment-related rights, obligations and benefits. – $90,336
Case Work Program – provides information, assistance and representation to help vulnerable workers in Alberta access their legislated benefits and entitlements. – $171,870
NATIVE PEOPLES LEGAL PROGRAMS
Native Counselling Services Of Alberta
BearPaw Legal Education – $353,212
BearPaw Media – $124,892
University Of Alberta, Wahkohtowin Law & Governance Lodge – $567,400
A joint initiative of the Faculties of Law and Native Studies, the Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge will
- Support Indigenous communities to identify, articulate and implement their own laws and governance structures through community-led collaborative research and community engagement;
- Develop, gather, amplify and transfer wise practices and promising methodologies through experiential learning, training opportunities and conferences with Indigenous communities, organizations, students, the general public, and the legal profession; and
- Develop a website with functional and accessible public legal education and governance resources for Indigenous governments and organizations and available to other Indigenous communities and organizations, the general public, legal service providers, and the legal profession.
COMMUNITY AND STUDENT LEGAL ASSISTANCE
The Alex – $19,950
Youth Legal Needs Assessment Project – A comprehensive needs assessment of the legal needs of youth in Calgary and what services are currently available for them.
Calgary Legal Guidance – $2,767,356
Volunteer lawyer clinical services; follow-up legal advice and representation; public legal education, information and referral; Homeless Outreach program; related administration costs.
Central Alberta Legal Clinic Foundation
Volunteer lawyer clinical services; follow-up legal advice and representation; public legal education, information and referral; related administration costs. – $678,684
Medicine Hat Legal Help Centre Project – $26,424
Alberta Rural Legal Assistance Initiative – A new program which will provide follow-up legal services to rural communities for which CALCF currently provides outreach and remote summary advice. – $81,416
Central Alberta Women’s Outreach Society – $151,404
Provision of legal information, assistance and referral in Red Deer and surrounding communities.
Crowsnest Pass Women’s Resource And Crisis Centre – $21,850
Provides free legal information, support and referral services to residents of southwestern rural Alberta.
Edmonton Community Legal Centre
Volunteer lawyer clinic services; follow-up legal advice and representation; public legal education, information and referral; related administration costs. – $2,119,408
Grande Prairie Legal Guidance (volunteer lawyer clinic services; information and referral; public legal education). – $71,864
Family Law Booklets Printing Project – $8,430
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. – $135,029
Regional Court Project – provides information, referral and support to persons attending appearances in adult and youth criminal or traffic courts in regions surrounding Calgary. – $72,793
Elizabeth Fry Society Of Edmonton – $482,940
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
Lethbridge Legal Guidance – $385,520
Volunteer lawyer clinical services; follow-up legal advice and representation; public legal education, information and referral; related administration costs.
Moving Costs Project – $10,731
Partial funding of operations costs to assist delivery of pro bono legal services. – $219,132
Student Legal Assistance, University Of Calgary – $413,040
Provision of legal information and assistance to the community by law students.
Student Legal Services Of Edmonton – $435,360
Provision of legal information and assistance to the community by law students, including Pro Bono Students Canada at the University of Alberta.
University Of Alberta, Faculty Of Law – $12,100
Indigenous Law Students Association Speaker Series
University Of Calgary, Faculty Of Law, Pro Bono Students Canada – $31,290
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 – $46,328
Legal Clinic Volunteer Coordinator