The Calgary Chinese Community Service Association is an ethnocultural community service agency. CCSA offers four core programs: Children and Youth, Integration and Civic Engagement (ICE), Health Program, and Legal Program. Their Law and Advocacy Program is funded by the Alberta Law Foundation and provides a range of services including: basic legal information and referrals, Commissioner for Oaths and Notary, a free legal outreach clinic. and free Wills & Estates Document Drafting Services (CCCSA provides free drafting services for Personal Directives, Enduring Powers of Attorney, and Wills for low-income seniors (ages 65+). Asset screening will be conducted for eligibility. and will and estate documents drafting services.)
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To plead for, or support a person or issue. Some advocacy services assist individuals with problems such as consumer issues, rental problems, welfare appeals; other advocacy groups aim to influence public policy or push for changes in the system or society in general.
The legislative mandate of the Child and Youth Advocate is set out in the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act (Enhancement Act). The Child and Youth Advocate provides advocacy for young people already served under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act (Enhancement Act) and the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act (PSECA)
The Centre provides group treatment, counselling, advocacy, and education to reduce the incidents of family violence and increase awareness and understanding of family violence and its impact.
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary (EFry) offers Pathways to Healing for women in conflict, or at risk of being in conflict, with the law by providing opportunities through supports and advocacy. Programs include: Prison and Community Outreach Program (PCOP), the Adult Court Legal Information Program, the Youth Court Work Program, the Community Awareness Program for Immigrants (CAPI), the Aboriginal Cultural Support Program, Berkana and Sabrina House, and the Volunteer Program. The Elizabeth Fry Society helps women with the process of applying for a record suspension.
Inclusion Alberta (formerly Alberta Association for Community Living) is a family based, non-profit federation that advocates on behalf of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Together, they share a dream of meaningful family life and community inclusion for individuals with developmental disabilities. As an advocacy organization they support families and individuals in their desire to be fully included in community life.
This handbook was developed by the Edmonton based Mediation and Restorative Justice Centre. The Centre is a not-for-profit organization devoted to building safer and more peaceful communities.The handbook strives to provide you with constructive ideas for discussing these situations with your neighbour in a way that is easy for them to hear and will ensure a positive result.
On this site you will find information about Alberta’s Health Advocate and Mental Health Patient Advocate. The Advocates provide education about the Alberta Health Charter and patients' rights set out in the Mental Health Act, and connect people with health and mental health services, programs and resources. The Advocates listen to any concerns or complaints about health care experiences which may result in an investigation or a referral to the appropriate complaint resolution process.
The Alberta Property Rights Advocate Office (PRAO) is an impartial, non-partisan provincial office within the Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General that works to protect property rights of the people of Alberta. This advocate office listens to Albertans’ concerns about property rights, and communicates these concerns to government. The office advocates for fairness and equity in regards to property rights that involve ‘real property,’ such as:
- land and house rights
- abandoned or operating oil and gas infrastructure
- neighbour-to-neighbour disputes
- municipal planning and zoning decisions
- mineral surface rights
- grazing leases
- environmental contamination