Core Programs



General Legal Information Resources

LawCentral Alberta (available in English and French)

LawCentral Alberta brings together law-related services, information, and educational resources on justice and legal issues of interest to Albertans and Canadians. Funded by the Alberta Law Foundation.

Canadian Legal FAQs

Canadian Legal FAQs offers answers to frequently asked questions on more than 25 legal topics, including:

  • family law,
  • criminal law,
  • real estate,
  • residential tenancies,
  • wills and estates,
  • abuse,
  • and copyright.

Funded by the Alberta Law Foundation.


LawNow is an online magazine that examines and analyses contemporary Canadian issues from the perspective of the law. It is a reliable source of information about Canada’s laws and legal processes and their relationship to life in Canada. Funded by the Alberta Law Foundation.


Housing Legal Information Resources

Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta

The Residential Tenancies Legal Information Program operates the Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta website, which provides plain language information on renting law in Alberta. Staff also conduct presentations across the province on landlord and tenant rights, answer reference questions, and develop print resources. Funded by the Alberta Real Estate Foundation.


Specialized Legal Information Resources

WillowNet: Abuse & The Law in Alberta

WillowNet provides legal information for Albertans who are at-risk of or experiencing relationship abuse. Information has been tailored to meet the needs of:

  • immigrant women,
  • members of the LGBTTQ community,
  • men with abusive partners.

It also includes information for concerned friends and family members, frontline service providers, and post-secondary students. Developed with a grant from Status of Women Canada.

OakNet: Older Adult Knowledge Network

The Older Adult Knowledge Network (OakNet) educates older adults on such issues as wills, personal directives and powers of attorney, personal and family relationships, abuse, and seniors’ housing.  Funded by the Alberta Law Foundation.

Charity Central

This site supports Canadian charities in understanding their responsibilities under the law. Charity Central teaches visitors about accountability and transparency practices for registered charities and not-for-profit organizations. This resource was created with funding from the Canada Revenue Agency.

LawCentral Schools

LawCentral Schools is designed for teachers and provides access to law-related resources as they relate to the Alberta curriculum.

Women & The Law in Alberta

Online version of a booklet created by Calgary Legal Guidance. Provides legal information on a wide variety of legal issues impacting women.

Canadian Law & Modern Day Foreign Brides

Legal information for women who come to Canada to marry through an arranged marriage, matchmaking agency, or mail order bride service.


Reference & Referral

Staff respond to email and telephone queries from Albertans. Individuals are provided with links to information sources and/or referred to services that may be able to help.


Publication Development

CPLEA regularly produces plain language legal publications on a wide variety of legal topics for Albertans. All of our publications can be downloaded from our Publications page. Visit our store to order pre-printed publications.



Staff present legal information training sessions for frontline service providers and members of the general public. Our capacity to offer training is dependent on staffing and funding.

Last updated: November 2015

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