The Support Network is located in Edmonton, Alberta, and provides community information services, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention. Its help lines are free, anonymous, confidential, and available every hour, every day. Help is also available in person and online. 24-Hour Distress Line: 780-482-HELP(4357)
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Decision-making options for individuals who need assistance are on a continuum, ranging from supported decision-making authorizations to full guardianship. The Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act (AGTA) sets out the necessary legal process for granting powers of substitute decision-making to a co-decision maker. A co-decision-maker is appointed by the Court to help an adult make decisions in some or all areas of personal decision-making, except financial matters. This publication describes how to apply for a co-decision-making order and what’s involved.
This website is meant to make a traditionally complex area of knowledge easier to understand and more accessible. Many Albertan women will benefit from this resource, including those who are new to the English language, have no background in the law, those who cannot afford legal advice and those in remote communities without internet access. Although it is not meant to replace expert advice the resource is a starting place and a guide for women who don’t know where to look.
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.
Youth Law 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 throughout Alberta. Anyone seeking child and youth civil law information in Alberta can contact us. 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.
The Latin American Community Council and MOSAIC, in partnership, have implemented this online multilingual legal resource to provide comprehensive and critical legal information in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese to Canadian newcomers and community workers in British Columbia.
An article about abortion in Canada by lawyer and legal affairs writer and speaker, Lloyd Duhaime.
Learn more about how to access cannabis for medical purposes.
Health Canada, in collaboration with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, assists First Nations in assuring safe drinking water in their communities, south of 60 degrees parallel. This webpage provides information on Drinking Water Quality Monitoring, Drinking Water Advisories, and Wastewater and Sewage Disposal.
Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health. Site sections include: Consumer product safety; Drugs and health products; Drugs and health products; Environmental and workplace health; First Nations and Inuit health; Food and nutrition; Health care system; Health concerns; Healthy living; Science and research.