Alberta Family Mediation Society (AFMS) advocates resolution of family conflict through the use of mediation by qualified professionals. AFMS offers a family-centered conflict resolution process in which an impartial third party (the mediator) helps the participants in negotiating a consensual, informed and fair agreement.
Are you looking for resources that deal with legal issues that may be of interest to parents? Listed below is a selection of resources created for parents about bullying, internet safety, adoption, maternal and paternal leave from employment, protection of children from abuse, and teaching kids about workplace safety and managing money.
Gathered on this page are resources that were developed with you in mind. But there may be general resources that are also appropriate.
See the section Learn More About...or search the list of all legal topics to find other relevant information.
This booklet is provided by the Alberta Human Rights Commission and Alberta Employment and Immigration. Becoming a Parent in Alberta answers frequently asked questions about: human rights protection for pregnant workers; entitlements, rights and responsibilities of working parents-to-be; leave that expectant mothers may take for health reasons during pregnancy and childbirth; the difference between maternity and parental leave and benefits; and how to apply for maternity and parental leave and benefits. (PDF - 33 pages, 2006)
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.
Child Find Alberta provides resources at no cost to the public in the prevention and education of missing children. Their website provides safety tips for parents and guardians for abduction and harm prevention and links to Child Find Canada's Missing Childrens' Database.
This booklet provides information on the Alberta Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and explains what happens when someone calls Child and Family Services on their family.
This online resource is from the Student Legal Services of Edmonton. Includes information about: What is the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act?; General Information; Appeals; Frequently Asked Questions. This resource is also available for download as a PDF.
The Government of Alberta's FSCD program uses a family-centred approach to provide parents with funding to access a range of supports and services that strengthen their ability to promote their child’s healthy growth and development. In addition, FSCD assists with some of the extraordinary costs of raising a child with a disability.
This online resource is provided by Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. These FAQs provide information regarding who is eligible for maternity and parental leave, the duration of both leaves, income during these leaves, what is required of you to give to your employer, what is required of the employer, as well as what can expected when you return to work or if you are unable to take maternity/parental leave.
The Virtual Parent Link Centre is a website developed by the Alberta Government that provides information and support for parents and caregivers on how to assist with the learning, development and health of children. From the homepage, users will find a list of help line phone numbers, as well as links to government resources on bullying and family violence, and more.
This online resource is from the Student Legal Services of Edmonton. This information is for non-married parents, Adult Interdependent Partners and married parents not seeking a divorce. Topics include: Who Is A Parent?; Who Is A Guardian?; Parenting Orders; Parenting Time; The “Best Interests” Of The Child; Contact Orders; Court Orders; Frequently Asked Questions. This resource is also available for download as a PDF.