Grants Awarded 2019-20 to October 2019 

Legal Research and Law Reform

 

 

ALBERTA CIVIL LIBERTIES RESEARCH CENTRE

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

 

$733,220

 

Law Libraries

 

CANADIAN LEGAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE (CanLII)

A project to update citations to Alberta court decisions on CanLII.org.

 

$33,000

 

Public Legal Education

 

ALBERTA WORKERS’ HEALTH CENTRE

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

 

$225,000

LEGAL RESOURCE CENTRE

Print and web-based public legal education and information resources; legal referrals and presentations to the public

 

$636,000

MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION

Project to support the Isstoiyitahsinni//Traditional Cultural Expressions & Indigenous Legal Orders Legal Panel on protecting visual sovereignty, design, story & language in decolonizing cultures. Part of Otahpiaaki 2019: Indigenous Beauty, Fashion & Design Week.

 

$8,600

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.

 

$92,944

 

 

$179,944

Community and Student Legal Assistance

 

THE ALEX

Provision of legal information and referrals to adult and youth clients by a Justice Navigator.

 

$80,940

AMBROSE UNIVERSITY

Resources to assist with the planning and execution of initiatives taken on by the Justice Constellation.

 

$50,000

CALGARY WOMEN’S EMERGENCY SHELTER ASSOCIATION

Provision of legal information, assistance and referral

 

$166,552

CENTRAL ALBERTA WOMEN’S OUTREACH SOCIETY

Paralegal Support Services Project – Provides assistance and legal information to vulnerable individuals regarding legal processes and concerns. Services address issues such as completing court and government forms and procedures, EPOs and family law applications, and assisting individuals dealing with issues such as criminal-related offences, landlord tenant issues, or outstanding fines or warrants.

 

$139,488

COCHRANE AND AREA VICTIM SERVICES SOCIETY

Court Advocacy Project – court support, providing information, referrals and advocacy to victims/witnesses going through the criminal justice system

 

$100,500

CROWSNEST PASS WOMEN’S RESOURCE AND CRISIS CENTRE

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

 

$30,360

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 courts in South Regional Courts (Airdrie, Okotoks) and North Regional Courts (Cochrane, Canmore, and Didsbury) in the Adult Criminal and Case Management Office and Youth Courts, (as well as Traffic Court in South Region).

 

Domestic Violence Court Project – provides information on court procedures, processes, options and referrals for individuals attending first and subsequent appearances at the Calgary Domestic Violence Court.

 

Lethbridge Court Pilot Project – provides information on court procedures, processes, options and referrals for individuals attending first and subsequent appearances in court in Lethbridge.

 

Regional Court East, Strathmore, Siksika Pilot Project – provides information on court procedures, processes, options and referrals for individuals attending first and subsequent appearances at court in Strathmore and Siksika First Nation.

 

$148,068

 

 

$93,140

 


 

$38,284

 

 

$73,000

 

 

$37,004

PRO BONO LAW ALBERTA

Needs Assessment Project – Project to conduct a needs assessment on the need for a Document Assembly Support Service ("DASS") that would serve to assist self-represented litigants (SRLs) complete civil legal/court documents.

 

$34.500

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.

 

$31,125

YOUTH RESTORATIVE ACTION PROJECT

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.

 

$48,360

 

 

 

  (Page last updated October 31, 2019 (JK))