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Definition: Short form for the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the bill of rights that is part of the Constitution Act 1982.
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Your rights when renting: Human rights in Alberta is a series of resources funded by the Alberta Human Rights Education and Multicultural Fund. In this project the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA)  has created resources for multicultural communities to learn about their rental rights under the Alberta Human Rights Act. These resources use real-life scenarios to explain what landlords are allowed to do and not do under the Act. The resources also explain what remedies are available and how individuals can access these remedies.

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These FAQs are provided by the Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. They provide answers to questions about the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Family Mediation Services offers free information and assistance with: bringing applications in Provincial (Family) Court concerning custody, access and private guardianship of children; mediation services to assist families in resolving parenting issues, e.g. custody, access, private guardianship and child support; courses to improve parenting skills and communication between parents who are living apart; and other court-directed services intended to aid in resolving parenting disputes.

Related keywords: Charter of Rights, Child support, Custody and access, Guardianship and trusteeship, Mediation and alternative dispute resolution

The University of Calgary,  Faculty of Law's Public Interest Law Clinic  will provide pro bono legal services to clients, facilitating access to justice and providing law students with experiential learning opportunities. Law students will work in the clinic on precedent-setting cases affecting Alberta's vulnerable communities and the environment, allowing them to learn public interest advocacy and litigation skills. The Clinics focus is on provide access to justice for the province's vulnerable and voiceless communities, specifically in the areas of public health, human rights, equality and environmental law,"  Groups seeking access to justice on an issue affecting Albertans can reach the Public Interest Law Clinic by contacting Molly Naber-Sykes at (403) 220-4814 or by email for more information

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Produced by the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, this guide uses easy-reference language yet provides detailed explanations. It is suitable for students from Grade 7-12 and for newcomers wishing to learn more about the Charter. Available in English or French. (free download via Scribd, 48 pages)

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Building a Just Society is an eclectic Web exhibition created by Library and Archives Canada to mark the 25th aniversary of Canadian Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms (adopted April 17, 1982). It is a historical collection of records (images, articles, books, etc.) about the governance and political culture in Canada, and the achievement of Canadian rights and freedoms.

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This Digest of cases related to the Charter is edited with commentaries by Graham Garton, Q.C., Department of Justice. It is organized according to the sections of the Charter for easy navigation.

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This online resource is a publication of the Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta This resource provides information about: what the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is; the relationship between the Charter and criminal law; what happens if a law conflicts with the Charter; how the Charter affects criminal investigations, trials and punishments; how the Charter affects the role of the Crown Prosecutor in criminal investigations; how judges are affected by the Charter; where you can find information about leading cases decided under the Charter; and where you can online information about the Charter.

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These FAQs are provided by the Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. These FAQs provide information about constitutionally-protected French-language minority rights outside of Québec and are divided into 5 sections: General Information; Education Rights; Rights Regarding Government Services and Communications; Rights Regarding Access to Legislation and Government Publications; and Judicial Rights.

Related keywords: Charter of Rights, Constitutional law

As a project sponsored by the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), Equality Rights Central (ERC) is a website to find cases, commentary, trends, news and facta about equality and discrimination issues, in law and policy. This site is for advocates, academics and practitioners involved in equality rights, to monitor and advance the development of equality law in Canada. The goal of the ERC is to stimulate discussion, and provide resources for work to advance equality rights and equality issues affecting any disadvantaged and marginalized group.

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