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New Employment Law Resources for Alberta Youth

Many new Canadians are unfamiliar with the legislation that protects them in the workplace. Research indicates that immigrants with limited English speaking abilities often turn to their children to act as intermediaries to pass on information, including legal information. By developing resources for youth, the youth will learn about human rights law and then will […]


Ryan Day
Ryan Day
Ryan Day is an experienced teacher and was the Youth Program Coordinator at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA). Ryan has developed educational materials for non-profits that work with at risk youth as well as curriculum matched resources for Alberta teachers.

Professional Bodies are Subject to Alberta Human Rights Act

A recent Human Rights Tribunal decision, Mihaly v The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, 2014 AHRC 1 (CanLII), (“Mihaly”) about the actions of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA), has sparked a fair bit of critical commentary.  The issue of recognition of foreign professional credentials has emerged over […]


Jason Wai
Jason Wai is a second year law student at the University of Calgary (2014). He is one of the coordinators for the PBSC Human Rights Project. Prior to law school, he completed his Bachelor of Engineering Science and his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Western Ontario.

Linda McKay-Panos
Linda McKay-Panos, BEd, JD, LLM, is the Executive Director of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

Multicultural Family Law Facilitators Project

Project Description This article briefly describes the Multicultural Family Law (MFL) Facilitators project developed by United Cultures of Canada Association, Family Law Office (Legal Aid Alberta) and ASSIST Community Services Centre with financial assistance provided by the City of Edmonton – Community Services. In the first phase of the project, a training program was developed. […]


Nayanika Kumar
Nayanika Kumar, Ph.D., is the Program Manager at the United Cultures of Canada Association and Project Coordinator for the Multicultural Family Law Facilitators project.

A Spotlight on Family Violence and Immigrant Women in Canada

Family violence remains a serious, on-going problem for many inhabitants of Canada. Justice Canada defines it as any form of abuse, mistreatment, or neglect that a child or adult experiences—physically, sexually, emotionally, financially, or otherwise—from a family member or from someone with whom they have an intimate relationship. Statistics Canada’s most recent profile on family […]


Faye Wong
Faye Wong is a lawyer at Legal Aid Alberta.

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.

Calgary Legal Guidance Immigration Program

Navigating the complex web of immigration laws in Canada can be a challenging task for even the most seasoned legal counsel. Now imagine trying to steer through these complex processes alone, after arriving in a foreign country with little money and limited English skills. With cuts to Legal Aid, drastic legislative reforms and very few […]


Kari Schroeder
Kari Schroeder is an experienced lawyer in Calgary in all areas of immigration and refugee law.

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