Protecting Yourself from Consumer Fraud and Scams

Been offered tickets for a free cruise? Received a heartfelt plea to help a distant relative?  Had a bank or credit card company email you for your password and account details?  You may have been contacted by scammers looking for your money or your personal information. Every year Canadians lose millions of dollars through consumer […]

Authors:

Margo Till-Rogers
Margo Till-Rogers is a librarian and the Associate Director of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Public Legal Education on the Small Screen

Canadians watch a lot of online videos. In fact, we’re second only to the U.K. in online videos views with the average Canadian taking in an impressive 291 videos a month. According to StatsCan nearly 80 per cent of Canadians aged 18-64 watch videos online. Education – including public legal education – is one of the many areas […]

Authors:

Andi Argast
Andi Argast
Andi Argast is a Freelance writer, part-time LAO Communications Advisor and full-time grad student (critical information studies). She is interested in digital activism and community informatics.
 

Working Abroad

It’s a familiar rite of passage. Get a diploma, get a backpack (Canadian flag optional), get a plane ticket and head off to explore the world. Ready to go? Here’s some information to help you get on your way. International Experience Canada (IEC), a program managed by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (FATDC), provides […]

Authors:

Margo Till-Rogers
Margo Till-Rogers is a librarian and the Associate Director of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

An Overview of Anti-bullying Legislation and Alternatives in Canada

Very few days seem to go by, of late, without Canadians hearing about the alarming consequence of bullying in some form or another. This is particularly true in relation to children and youth. A number of high profile cases have garnered much discussion over the past few years, the latest of which is the tragic […]

Authors:

Lindsey Panjvani
Lindsey Panjvani completed a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta in 2013. She was inspired to pursue this degree by her past work at Legal Aid Alberta. She is now a librarian at MacEwan University.
 

Helping Children and Teens Deal with Separation and Divorce

In 2008 Statistics Canada estimated that 41% of Canadian marriages would end in divorce before the 30th year of marriage. Most agree that the divorce of parents has a profound impact on the emotional well-being of children. The legal system has recognized this issue and family justice services across the country offer parent education programs […]

Authors:

Marilyn Doyle
Marilyn Doyle
Marilyn Doyle is a library technician in Edmonton.
 


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