Grants Awarded 2018-19 to March 2019

Legal Research and Law Reform

 

ALBERTA CIVIL LIBERTIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Provides legal research, publications and education on civil liberties and human rights.

 

$678,200

ALBERTA LAW REFORM INSTITUTE

Research into law and the administration of justice and proposing law reform.

 

$815,000

CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION, ALBERTA

Legislative Review Officer – assists the Committee to review all bills prior to first reading and summarize bills passing through the Legislature.

 

$15,000

CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF RESOURCES LAW

Legal research, education and publication activities.

 

$206,140

CENTRE FOR CONSTITUTIONAL STUDIES

Legal research, education and publication activities.

Website Project

 

$394,616

$9,000

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE

Geothermal Resources

Waste Management Regulatory Reform

 

$119,352

$109,700

UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR, NATIONAL SELF-REPRESENTED LITIGANTS PROJECT

2018 Dialogue Event

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.

 

 


$9,642

Law Libraries

 

ALBERTA LAW LIBRARIES

Maintenance of the Alberta Law Libraries collections.

 

$1,259,628

CANADIAN LEGAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE (CanLII)

A project to digitize, and make publicly available online, Alberta annual statutes for the years 1906 to the present.

 

$83,725

Public Legal Education

 

ALBERTA SEVENTH STEP SOCIETY

Education in the schools about the criminal justice system from the viewpoint of the ex-offender.

 

$215,220

ALBERTA WORKERS’ HEALTH CENTRE

Work Plays Program – makes dramatic presentations to school audiences about Employment and Workplace Health and Safety law.

Creation of a new Junior High Play.

 

$181,000


$28,015

CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION, ALBERTA

Law Day 2019 – partial funding for public legal education events held across the province.

 

$35,700

CALGARY CHINESE COMMUNITY SERVICE ASSOCIATION

Law & Advocacy Program

 

$79,744

INTEGRALORG

Webinar and toolkit addressing occupational health and safety legislation for charities and not-for-profit organizations.

 

$49,000

LEGAL RESOURCE CENTRE

Offers print and web-based public legal education and information resources, legal referrals, and presentations to the public.

 

$648,300

PORTAGE COLLEGE, LAC LA BICHE

Provision of public legal education workshops.

 

$67,885

WORKERS’ RESOURCE CENTRE

Public Legal Education Program – provides plain-language educational workshops for marginalized Alberta workers on employment-related rights, obligations and benefits.

Case Work Program – provides information, assistance and representation to help vulnerable workers in Alberta access their legislated benefits and entitlements.

 

$90,336

$171,870

Native Peoples Legal Programs

 

NATIVE COUNSELLING SERVICES OF ALBERTA

BearPaw Legal Education

BearPaw Media

 

$353,212

$124,892

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, WAHKOHTOWIN LAW & GOVERNANCE LODGE

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.

 

$567,400

Community and Student Legal Assistance

 

THE ALEX

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.

 

$19,950

CALGARY LEGAL GUIDANCE

Volunteer lawyer clinical services; follow-up legal advice and representation; public legal education, information and referral; Homeless Outreach program; related administration costs.

 

$2,767,356

 

CENTRAL ALBERTA LEGAL CLINIC FOUNDATION

Volunteer lawyer clinical services; follow-up legal advice and representation; public legal education, information and referral; related administration costs.

Medicine Hat Legal Help Centre Project

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.

 

$678,684

$26,424

$81,416

CENTRAL ALBERTA WOMEN’S OUTREACH SOCIETY

Provision of legal information, assistance and referral in Red Deer and surrounding communities.

 

$151,404

CROWSNEST PASS WOMEN’S RESOURCE AND CRISIS CENTRE

Provides free legal information, support and referral services to residents of southwestern rural Alberta.

 

$21,850

EDMONTON COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTRE

Volunteer lawyer clinic services; follow-up legal advice and representation; public legal education, information and referral; related administration costs.

Grande Prairie Legal Guidance (volunteer lawyer clinic services; information and referral; public legal education).

Family Law Booklets Printing Project

 

$2,119,408 


$71,864
 

$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.

Regional Court Project – provides information, referral and support to persons attending appearances in adult and youth criminal or traffic courts in regions surrounding Calgary.

 

$135,029

   

$72,793

ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY OF EDMONTON

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

 

$482,940

 

 

 

 

 

 

LETHBRIDGE LEGAL GUIDANCE

Volunteer lawyer clinical services; follow-up legal advice and representation; public legal education, information and referral; related administration costs.

 

$385,520

PRO BONO LAW ALBERTA

Moving Costs Project

Partial funding of operations costs to assist delivery of pro bono legal services.

 

$10,731

$219,132

STUDENT LEGAL ASSISTANCE, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

Provision of legal information and assistance to the community by law students.

 

$413,040

STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES OF EDMONTON

Provision of legal information and assistance to the community by law students, including Pro Bono Students Canada at the University of Alberta.

 

$435,360

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, FACULTY OF LAW

Indigenous Law Students Association Speaker Series

 

$12,100

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, FACULTY OF LAW, PRO BONO STUDENTS CANADA

Coordinates law student volunteers who deliver pro bono legal services under the supervision of volunteer lawyers to communities, organizations and individuals in need.

 

$31,290

WOMEN’S CENTRE OF CALGARY

Legal Clinic Volunteer Coordinator

 

$46,328