Educational Opportunities

Is there a legal topic that you want to learn more about? Take a workshop, course, or seminar from one of the following organizations that deliver legal education to members of the public or check your local library, which may have programming on legal issues.

CPLEA Suggested Resources

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Alberta Resources

The Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission offers both public and customized educational workshops on specific topics for various groups, including employers, employees, unions, professionals, educators, community groups and others. 

Related legal topic(s): Human rights

BearPaw Legal Education & Resource Centre (BLERC) provides free workshops on request. A workshop facilitator will travel to your community. Topics include: Going to Court, Kids and the Law, Aboriginal Fishing and Hunting Rights, the ABCs of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and more.

Related legal topic(s): Aboriginal law, Administration of justice, Legal process

These stand-alone, interactive, web-based awareness programs are provided by Alberta Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour. They are designed to provide Alberta employees and employers with an opportunity to learn more about minimum employment standards in the workplace. 

Related legal topic(s): Workers' rights and employment standards

Every Living Thing is the Alberta SPCA’s humane education website for teachers who aim to inspire compassion for animals, people and the environment – every living thing! The Alberta SPCA believes people have a duty to accept responsibility for the welfare of animals. The SPCA hopes to nurture a humane attitude toward animals through a humane education program.

Related legal topic(s): Animal Welfare, Classroom materials, Environmental protection and conservation

The Alberta Law Foundation provides funding to the Council for workshops about different topics of the law for the general public. Check the Council's website to see what workshops are being offered.

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The LCC Public Legal Education program provides general education and information about law and the legal system for people without legal training. The program is part of LCC's Continuing Education and offers night courses and online modules on a variety of legal topics including family law, employment law, residential tenancies, and wills and estates.
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The Public Legal Education program at Medicine Hat College provides general education and information about the law and the legal system for people without legal training. During these sessions you will gain knowledge about laws of Alberta and how they apply to you. Professionals from related fields instruct these courses and answer your questions. Seminars are free of charge, thanks to the professionals who volunteer their time as well as grant funding from the Alberta Law Foundation. The Brooks Campus also offers public legal education workshops from time to time.

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The Portage College Public Legal Education Program is a public service initiative offered in partnership with the Alberta Law Foundation. The program offers learning opportunities to individuals, families, and communities throughout North Eastern Alberta through the provision of information, resources, and education on a variety of legal topics. All requests for information are confidential. The program also offers legal education presentations and seminars throughout North Eastern Alberta in communities, agencies, and schools.

Related legal topic(s): Public legal education organizations

The Student Legal Services Legal Education Project (Edmonton, AB) manifests itself in three main ways: lectures, mock trials, and summer law camps.Presentations to school classes can be scheduled to fit class time, upon discussion between the teacher and the Student Legal Services co-ordinator. For more information on the opportunities offered by the Project check out thier website

Related legal topic(s): Classroom materials