The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta produces and distributes booklets and pamphlets that explain the law in plain language. Topics areas include: Landlord and tenant; Real estate; Wills and estates; Registered charities; Elder abuse; and Law-related education materials for schools. Publications are available to download as PDFs or print copies may be ordered.
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For resources that are related to the Alberta curriculum, see LawCentralSchools.
LawCentral Schools is designed for teachers and students and provides access to law-related resources coded by their relationship to the Alberta curriculum. The site includes opportunities to access law-related lesson and unit ideas, inquiry and student action support, assessment ideas, interactive activities, clip art and links.
LawNow magazine is an incredible resource for teachers. Each issue offers engaging articles about law in language suitable for students. Teachers Talk LawNow is a series of lesson plans for teachers based on these articles. Topics covered include: social studies, legal studies, science, health, and CALM.
The goal of the Cultivating Peace initiative is to create classroom-ready resources for schools across Canada that will assist teachers and community leaders to educate for change. The programs created through this initiative will encourage youth to respect diversity, think globally, value human rights, recognize injustice and respond to conflict with methods other than violence. These resources will engage children and youth in the search for a culture of peace in their homes, their schools, their neighbourhoods and their global community.
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).
The Centre is a registered charitable organization established in 1983. The Centre believes that every worker is entitled to a safe and healthy workplace. They support all workers, both unionized and non-unionized, who need assistance to make their workplaces healthier and safer, or who request help as a result of workplace injuries or illnesses. The Centre's website hosts learning materials on dramatic presentations to school audiences about employment and workplace health and safety law as well as links to publications on workplace rights.
The Foundation aims to inspire and educate young Albertans to value the social contribution of labour; to understand labour unions; to be knowledgeable about social and economic issues affecting workers; and to develop participatory and leadership skills.The Aspen Foundation is dedicated to providing citizens with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that allow them to contribute fully to a healthy, just, and democratic workplace, community, and society.
A comic book produced by the BearPaw Education (NCSA), Breachis an entertaining look at a serious topic - breach charges and administration of justice. This youth-oriented resource aims to reinforce the importance of following court orders by explaining the consequences of breaching such orders as well as the benefits of following them.
Edmonton John Howard Society is a not-for-profit, community-based crime prevention agency. They provide assistance to people in conflict with the law, their families, those who have the potential to be in conflict with the law, and victims of crime. Their work to eradicate the root causes of crime helps build safety and harmony in communities. The Edmonton John Howard Society works to promote a better understanding of the Criminal Justice System and the consequences of breaking the law. Their work is accomplished through educational presentations provided to youth in the school system and the community. Caseworkers provide support and assist individuals throughout the various stages of the record suspension application process.
Every Living Thing is the Alberta SPCA’s humane education website for teachers who aim to inspire compassion for animals, people and the environment – every living thing! The Alberta SPCA believes people have a duty to accept responsibility for the welfare of animals. The SPCA hopes to nurture a humane attitude toward animals through a humane education program.