Intermediaries / Service Providers

In this section we have gathered  resources that were specifically developed for intermediaries and service providers in Alberta who work with vulnerable individuals.


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A resource for support workers and community advocates to help women to better understand the law around child welfare. It was produced by the VAW Legal Information Resource: Supporting Aboriginal Women Facing Violence project as an on-line legal information resource

Related legal topic(s): Child abuse, Family violence general resources, Legal process

Alberta Resources

This guide was devloped for frontline service providers in Alberta who work with vulneable individuals. It forms part of CPLEAs Accessing Justice Series and provides general legal information on Alberta law only. The booklet covers: police powers and responsibilities, going to court, outstanding charges, what to do if you miss a court date, alternative sentencing options, and record suspensions.

Related legal topic(s): Criminal law general resources

This guide was developed for frontline service providers in Alberta who work with vulnerable individuals. It provides general legal information on Alberta law only.

Related legal topic(s): Custody and access, Divorce and separation, Family law general resources, Family violence general resources, Protective orders, Spousal support

This guide was developed for frontline service providers in Alberta who work with vulnerable individuals. It provides general legal information on Alberta law only. The booklet covers topics such as: how to to indentify legal issues, connecting clients with legal information and service, difference between legal information and legal advice, and a legal information sources and services guide.

Related legal topic(s):

This is a series of publications developed with funding from Employment and Social Development Canada. The multimedia resource package is focused on increasing the knowledge and awareness of how intermediaries can use the law to prevent and reduce elder abuse. (Resources are available in English and French)

Related legal topic(s): Elder abuse, Wills and estates

This guide was devloped for frontline service providers in Alberta who work with vulneable individuals. It forms part of CPLEAs Accessing Justice Series and provides general legal information on Alberta law only. Topics covered include: Leases, responsibilities of landlords and tenants, ending a tenancy, eviction and the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service.

Related legal topic(s): Landlord and tenant

This guide was devloped for frontline service providers in Alberta who work with vulneable individuals. It provides general legal information on Alberta law only. The booklet covers the laws of Canada (legislation, jurisdiction, and common law) as well as the court system in Alberta (Provincial, Court of Queen's Benchl, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Courts and Tribunals, and Provincial Administrative Tribunals).

Related legal topic(s): Courts and court judgments, Legal process, Legislative materials

Canada/Federal

This online resource is from The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation. The purpose of this guide is to provide housing workers, social service providers and community advocates with tools to help them effectively challenge discrimination in housing. The resource can be found under the Tools section.

Related legal topic(s): Advocacy, Affordable housing, Human rights

PovNet is an internet site for advocates, people on welfare, and community groups and individuals involved in anti-poverty work. It provides up-to-date information about welfare and housing laws and resources in British Columbia and Canada. PovNet is a national site with training and resources available for intermediaries across the country.

Related legal topic(s): Advocacy, Poverty

Topics covered in this resource are:

  • What is the Private Sponsorship of Refugees?
  • Who can sponsor under the PSR Program? Who can be sponsored?
  • What do you need to know about the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) and Joint Assistance Sponsorship (JAS) Programs?
  • What is a sponsored refugee's immigration status?
  • What are the sponsors' responsibilities?
  • What is the role of a Settlement Counsellor in assisting privately sponsored refugees?
  • What should settlement counsellors consider when supporting privately sponsored refugees?
  • What should you do if you believe that refugees may not be receiving sufficient support?
Related legal topic(s): Immigration