Health and Well-being

In this section you can find information about the law and health concerns. If you are looking for information on workplace health issues, see the section: Workplace Safety

The resources on this page were hand-picked by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta's staff as a good place to start.


CPLEA Suggested Resources

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Canada/Federal

This brochure is designed as a resource to provide you with the information you need about cannabis along with some effective tools to help you set the stage for a conversation about cannabis and engage in productive discussions with your teen about cannabis and other substance use. The brochure was produced by Drug Free Kids Canada, in collaboration with Health Canada and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction,

Related legal topic(s): Drugs and alcohol

CCD is a national human rights organization of people with disabilities working for an inclusive and accessible Canada. CCD's priorities include: disability-related supports; poverty alleviation; increased employment for persons with disabilities; promotion of human rights; ratification and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; technology developed according to the principles of universal design; and, air, rail, bus and marine transport that is accessible to persons with all types of disabilities. CCD seeks to achieve these priorities through law reform, litigation, public education and dialogue with key decision-makers.

Related legal topic(s): Disabilities, Human rights

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. 

Related legal topic(s): Federal government departments, General health law and policy, Health issues

Learn about medical assistance in dying, including the requirements of the law, eligibility and how the request process works. Find information about the independent reviews of requests that are not eligible under the law that are currently underway. On this page you can also find links to  the interim reports, which provide an overview of medical assistance in dying across the country.

Related legal topic(s): General health law and policy, Health issues

A primer on medical liability from Duhaime.org's Tort and Personal Injury Law Centre.
Related legal topic(s): Medical liability

FAQs from Canadamalpractice.com, a discussion site for medical malpractice issues. This website examines the facts and issues surrounding legal rights from a Canadian perspective.
Related legal topic(s): Medical liability

Services for Youth is all about helping youth 15 to 30 years of age. On this Government of Canada site, you will find information ranging from health and education programs to sports and cultural activities. These services are specific to the community you live. Simply click on "In Your Community" on the left hand topic area and you will find any information categories which relate to your community.

Related legal topic(s): Business, Diversity, Driving, Internet safety, Loss of employment, Travel, Workers' health and safety, Workers' rights and employment standards

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