Research Institutes

This section features organizations that conduct research or gather data about various law-related issues.


Suggested Resources

Alberta Resources

The Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre is a Canadian non-governmental, non-profit organization affiliated with the University of Calgary which undertakes research on contemporary civil liberties and human rights issues that are of concern to Albertans. The projects are diverse - from proposals for reform of human rights legislation, to a report on citizen complaints about police conduct, to a manual for lawyers who represent mentally disabled clients. Staff and volunteers make presentations on a wide range of civil liberties and human rights topics.

Related legal topic(s): Civil liberties, Human rights, Law reform, Research reports and institutes

The Alberta Gambling Research Institute is a consortium of the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge. Its primary purpose is to support and promote research into gambling in the province. The Institute aims to achieve international recognition in gambling-related research.

Related legal topic(s): Research reports and institutes

The Alberta Gaming Research Institute is a consortium arrangement of the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge. Its primary purpose is to support and promote research into gaming and gambling in the province. The identified research domains include bio-psychological and health care, socio-cultural, economic, and government and industry policy and practice. The Institute aims to achieve international recognition in gaming-related research.
Related legal topic(s): Gaming law, Research reports and institutes

Calgary’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness was created by the Calgary Committee to End Homelessness, a community-based, multi-stakeholder, leadership group who issued the Plan and selected the Foundation to implement the Plan. On this website, find out about the progress of the 10 Year Plan, the research of the foundation, and information on homelessness and affordable housing in Calgary.

Related legal topic(s): Affordable housing, Homelessness, Research reports and institutes

The Canada West Foundation is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit public policy research institute dedicated to introducing western perspectives into current Canadian policy debates through: the production and dissemination of objective research to serve as a catalyst for informed public debate; and initiatives for active citizen education and engagement in the Canadian public policy process.

Related legal topic(s): Political process and voting, Public policy, Research reports and institutes

The Coalition for Equal Access to Education promotes knowledge and dialogue about issues affecting K-12 ESL learners. The Coalition researches and shares information with government, education and community stakeholders via publications, presentations, workshops, public fora and media.

Related legal topic(s): Public policy, Research reports and institutes, School law

RESOLVE Alberta is part of RESOLVE, which is a tri-prairie research network that co-ordinates and supports research aimed at ending violence, especially violence involving girls and women. The goal of RESOLVE is to reduce the incidence and impact of violence and abuse by: creating and evaluating strategies to address violence and abuse; communicating research results to the public and policy makers; promoting education, awareness, and social change. 

Related legal topic(s): Research reports and institutes

Canada/Federal

Created by the BC Law Institute, the Canadian Centre for Elder Law is a national, non-profit body dedicated to exploring the particular legal issues which affect older Canadians through research, law reform, and education. CCEL has published plain language materials on these topics targeting health care practitionners, non-profit organizations, and the general public.

Related legal topic(s): Elder abuse, Guardianship and trusteeship, Research reports and institutes, Supportive living and seniors’ housing, Wills and estates

Founded in 1980, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic and environmental justice.

Related legal topic(s): Advocacy, Public policy, Research reports and institutes

This Portal is designed to provide child welfare professionals, researchers, and the general public with a single point of access to Canadian child welfare research. The Portal includes a searchable data base of Canadian research publications, a data base of Canadian researchers, and information and statistics about provincial, territorial, aboriginal and national child welfare policies, legislation and programs.

Related legal topic(s): Child abuse, Research reports and institutes, Statistics

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