Youth

Are you looking for resources suitable for teens or young adults?

Below you will find selected resources created for young people about a variety of topics. Also you can see youth resources about specific topics in the following sub-sections:

Gathered on this page is a sample of resources that were developed with you in mind. But there may be other youth-focused and general audience resources that are also appropriate for your situation. See the section Learn More About... or search the list of all legal topics to find other relevant information.


Suggested Resources

Rights at Work is a collection of resources developed by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta and funded by the Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund. The resources make use of real‐life scenarios to demonstrate Alberta legislation that protects workers.Resources include tipsheet, videos, quizzes and articles.

Related legal topic(s): Harassment, Human rights, Loss of employment, Workers' health and safety, Workers' rights and employment standards

These "How old do I have to be?" FAQs are provided by the Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. They provide answers for youth about age-related issues under various topics: family, criminal, medical and health related, legal and financial, activities (such as driving), school and work.

Related legal topic(s): Adoption, Bullying, Common law relationships, Divorce and separation, Drugs and alcohol, Guardianship and trusteeship, Health issues, Landlord and tenant, Marriage, Wills and estates, Youth criminal justice

Alberta Resources

Online publications provided by the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre are available for download in PDF form. Titles include: Youth Employment Handbook; Respectful Me, Respectful You: Discrimination, Harassment and Human Rights - Educator's Manual; Employer's Guide:  Trans-Identified People in the Workplace; and Seniors and the Law. A variety of other publications are available to order in print (see the Publications Order form under Resources).

Related legal topic(s): Classroom materials, Family law general resources, Harassment, Human rights, Privacy, Racism, Workers' rights and employment standards

 The Alberta Supports Contact Centre is a new contact centre for general inquiries on income support, adult health benefits, child health benefits, child support services, and Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped. Advisors are available to provide general information on these programs and services, make referrals to community agencies and other government programs.

Related legal topic(s): Child support, Health issues

Youthlaw.ca is a website of the Children's Legal and Educational Resource Centre (CLERC). CLERC offers legal advice, information, referrals and services to children and youth.The Legal Topics section of their website offers answers to some common questions asked by youth regarding their legal rights.  Lawyers at CLERC provide representation to young people 19 years of age and under who have nowhere else to turn for legal support.

Related legal topic(s): Adoption, Bullying, Child support, Common law relationships, Custody and access, Divorce and separation, Drugs and alcohol, Health issues, Landlord and tenant, Marriage, Relationship violence, Sexual assault

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.

Related legal topic(s): Child abuse, Family law general resources, Guardianship and trusteeship

CLERC offers legal advice, information, referrals and services to children and youth.The Legal Topics section of their website offers answers to some common questions asked by youth regarding their legal rights.  Lawyers at CLERC provide representation to young people 19 years of age and under who have nowhere else to turn for legal support.

Related legal topic(s): Adoption, Bullying, Child support, Common law relationships, Custody and access, Divorce and separation, Drugs and alcohol, Health issues, Landlord and tenant, Legal services, Marriage, Relationship violence, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment

These guidelines support the creation of welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments that foster diversity and nurture a sense of belonging and a positive sense of self . Their purpose is to enable school authorities to use best practices in creating and supporting learning environments that respect diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.

Related legal topic(s): Classroom materials, School law

Youth Society is a non-profit organization that helps Edmonton youth at risk through the arts. Edmonton youth come to iHuman through a number of agencies, prisons, programs, and other referrals, as well as through iHuman’s outreach workers. From intake to addiction treatment, the team provides youth with experienced support, medical and dental care, and connections to various social services.  

Related legal topic(s): Restorative justice, Transportation, Victim support and victim rights

Information for youth about youth in care. This area of Alberta's Child and Youth Advocate website offers information and tips that may assist with advocating for yourself or others who are getting help from Alberta Human Services under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act (Enhancement Act), or the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act (PSECA).
Related legal topic(s): Advocacy, Child abuse

This handbook is produced by the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre, It is presented in a question and answer format that deals with legal and other employment issues faced by youth in Alberta:  employment standards, discrimination and harassment, work and age, salary, benefits, hours of work and breaks, overtime, safety and working conditions, holiday, and being fired.  Includes a resource section and learning exercises.  (updated minimum wage figures in 2014).

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

Created by Bearpaw Education (NCSA), Muskwa: Sam's Spear of Fate introduces Muskwa the Bear, woodland superhero and fearless defender of natural law. When three kids crash their go-kart in the middle of the woods, Muskwa and his forest friends use the mishap as an opportunity to teach the three of them the laws of nature and the importance of respecting the natural world

Related legal topic(s): Aboriginal law, Classroom materials, Environmental protection and conservation

REACH is Edmonton's Council for Safe Communities. REACH is a community-based organization working to mobilize and coordinate organizations, community groups and Edmontonians to find innovative solutions to prevention and community safety.

Related legal topic(s): Consumer protection and fraud, Credit and debt, Crime prevention, Gangs, Multiculturalism, Prostitution and pornography, Public safety, School safety, Sexual harassment

Reality Choices is from Service Alberta and is a consumer resource for young adults who are moving away from home for the first time. It consists of five modules: Dealing with Credit, You and Your Money, A Roof over Your Head, In the Driver's Seat, Shopping for Satisfaction. The modules are based on a national version of Reality Choices released earlier this year by federal, provincial and territorial consumer affairs ministers, but have been adapted to give Albertans key information about consumer protection laws in Alberta.

Related legal topic(s): Consumer protection and fraud, Driving, Landlord and tenant

The Family Centre exists to foster healthy families in healthy communities. The Centre works to strengthen family wellness and build community capacity through innovative services and collaborative partnerships to engage our most vulnerable families in caring for our children. The Rainbow Pages Youth Resource Guide was developed by The Family Centre to provide LGBTQ+ youth and the youth-serving community a consolidated guide of the supports available in Edmonton.

Related legal topic(s): Sexual assault, Victim support and victim rights

This online resource is from the Government of Alberta. Safety awareness information aimed at young workers and their employers. Information for employers who hire young workers and worksite survival tips for young workers.

Related legal topic(s): Workers' health and safety

This publication is for workers who want to know more about employment rules in the Alberta workplace. It discusses legislation covering workers, their rights before starting a job, their rights and responsibilities on the job, and leaving the job temporarily or permanently. Information is provided on employment standards, workplace health and safety, human rights and workers' compensation. Key contacts and resources for Alberta employees are also included. (PDF – 40 pages)

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

This website was developed by the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre with the assistance of a number of Alberta organizations who serve the LGBT community. It offers information and resources for LGBT youth.

Related legal topic(s): Bullying, Civil liberties, Harassment

Canada/Federal

This booklet is designed to give girls in Canada information about their rights and responsibilities as they relate to safety.

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Apathy is Boring is a national non-partisan project that uses art, media and technology to encourage active citizenry, outreaching to a broad demographic of youth about how to be more involved in their communities and the democratic process.
Related legal topic(s): Citizenship and nationality, Classroom materials, Political process and voting

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