If you live somewhere other than one of the sixteen cities in the province you could be considered a rural Albertan, and the following resources may be of particular interest to you. Topics include farm concerns, regional statistics, family violence, charities, crime prevention and hunting/fishing.
Gathered on this page are resources that were developed with you in mind. But there may be general resources that are also appropriate.
The Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic (CACLC) provides legal advice and information to people who cannot afford a lawyer and do not qualify for legal aid. Volunteer Lawyers provide information and summary legal advice in the Clinic Program about a variety of legal matters including family and civil law, by appointment only.
The Farmers Advocate Office works to ensure rural Albertans have consumer protection, rural opportunities and fair process. We administer the Farm Implement Act that provides consumer protection through warranty, parts availability and licensing provisions, including inspection to assist in FIB proceedings. Rural opportunity is realized through assisting landowners with managing their land asset, mitigating business risk and maximizing future economic opportunity as it relates to interaction with the energy industry. Fair process is facilitated through the development and implementation of peer oriented appeal processes.
Grande Prairie Legal Guidance (GPLG) is a non-profit joint initiative between Pro Bono Law Alberta (PBLA), The Community Village and Grande Prairie lawyers. Volunteer lawyers from the Grande Prairie community donate their professional time to meet with clients and provide legal guidance and information.
Lethbridge Legal Guidance is a nonprofit organization that offers free legal guidance to low income individuals who have a legal problem and do not qualify for Legal Aid.
The Municipal Profiles are from Alberta Municipal Affairs and contain a compilation of statistical, financial, and other information about municipalities in the Province of Alberta. The information is based on data made available to and reports submitted to Alberta Municipal Affairs. The Ministry is not responsible for the accuracy of the information. Users are encouraged to verify the accuracy of the information contained in the Municipal Profiles before relying on it. Select a municipality from the list and then click on the "Contacts" icon to get access to that municipality's website.
My Wild Alberta operates in order to encourage hunting, fishing and trapping in Alberta and support habitat conservation. Provided by Alberta Sustainable Resource Development and community stakeholders, the website provides information about relevant legislation and regulations, licenses and fees, safety and procedures, education opportunities and other online resources.
The Agency protects consumers by contributing to food safety, the protection of plants and the health of animals in Canada. Food safety and consumer protection are essential to the health of Canadians. Inspection and verification of importers and exporters enhance the level of confidence in agricultural inputs, animal and plant health and food safety, elements essential to marketplace confidence. The legislative authorities provide health, social and economic benefits for all Canadians.
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is a federal Crown Corporation, reporting to Parliament through the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.
In February 2002, the Department of Justice Canada contracted with the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research to develop an inventory of strategies and methods used in sharing family violence law information with people living in rural areas. The inventory categorizes the various methods and makes recommendations regarding most promising practices. Ultimately this inventory is intended to serve as a blueprint for agencies that deliver family violence information in rural areas. This PDF (59 pages, 2002) is available for free download.
The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) coordinates a national approach to advance farm animal care and welfare in Canada. They bring together diverse stakeholders to: develop Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals, create a process for the development of animal care assessment programs, and provide a forum for open dialogue on farm animal welfare.