Legal information that may help you if you are experiencing violence in a relationship.
Abuse and violence can take many forms: physical, psychological, verbal, financial. The resources in the following sections can help if you or someone you know is being treated badly.
- Information on abuse and violence that occurs between family members (spouses, parents, children) of all ages who may live in the same household.
- Information on abuse and violence that occurs between people who are dating.
- Information on abuse and violence that occurs among co-workers at or outside the workplace. It can involve physical aggression, sexual acts, threats of violence, verbal abuse, harassment, and assault.
- Information on abuse and violence that affects the entire community, such as gang violence, as well as random violence.
This online tutorial was created by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. There are several different kinds of protective orders. Some are available under federal law (the Criminal Code of Canada); some are available under provincial laws. If you have been abused and want the abuser to stay away from you, you can apply for protective court orders. These court orders tell the abuser to stay away. If the abuser then does not stay away, he or she can be punished.
This website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) focuses on how Canadian law protects and affects older adults. Topic areas covered include elder abuse, planning for the future, personal and family relationships, and various other issues (e.g. consumer, travel).
Catholic Social Services is a multi-function social service agency that serves people of all faiths and cultures throughout central Alberta. Founded in 1961, the agency has grown to deliver more than 100 programs.CSS is divided into Service and Program areas offered in five distinct Regions throughout central and northeast Alberta. Major Service areas include: Children, Family, and Community Service,Community Outreach and Disability Service, Immigration and Settlement Service, and Substance Abuse and Corrections Service.