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The Centre for Public Legal Education (CPLEA) provides understandable information to Albertans about the laws that affect their lives.

Who Are We?

We are a public legal education organization that provides legal information, education, training, research and consulting services.  Our team includes lawyers, librarians and educators; complimented with communications, technology and administrative specialists;  rounded out with countless volunteers offering a vast wealth of knowledge and skills.

We are a non-profit charity and have been active since 1975.

What we Do?

CPLEA services include:


  • Print publications
  • Websites
  • Blogs, podcasts, videos, etc.


  • Community-based research
  • Program/Project related research


  • Presentations
  • Workshops
  • Webinars


  • Email
  • Telephone
  • In Person

What DON’T we do?

We do NOT provide legal ADVICE:

  • say what you should/should not do
  • represent a ‘client’ in court

Who is our main audience?

At CPLEA we strive to reach anyone looking for legal information with a special focus on vulnerable populations – people who do not have easy access to legal information due to their financial, social, political and/or cultural circumstances.

To help us reach this goal we work closely with intermediaries – professionals and community leaders who help and teach other people – as well as community groups.


We believe that access to understandable information about laws and legal processes should be the right of everyone in a free society.


How do we do it?


the CPLEA main website where you can access all of our websites and resources.

Other CPLEA sites:

links to reliable legal information sources and services in Alberta and Canada
answers to over 1,000 Frequently Asked Questions about the law in Alberta and Canada
Free bi-montly digital magazine that examines how the law relates to everyday life.
everything you need to know about renting law in Alberta
legal information for registered charities about responsibilities, books, records, fundraising and receipting.
lesson plans and educational resources for teachers in Alberta classrooms.
legal information for Albertans experiencing violence in a relationship
legal information on topics of interest to older Albertans

online book of information on a wide variety of legal issues impacting women

legal information for women who come to Canada through an arranged marriage, matchmaking agency or mail order bride service
legal information for Alberta consumers who are thinking about buying a condo, live in one or are considering selling or renting their condo.


CPLEA has over 150 publications and resources about legal topics including:



For COVID-19 information 
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