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The Legal Resource Centre is operating as the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. The Legal Resource Centre's mission is to enhance the accessibility and quality of justice realized in Canada. One of the ways it addresses its mission is by producing publications on a wide variety of law-related topics.


This is a complete list of our Publications by Title. These publications can be downloaded and printed by clicking on Printable where it appears below. Some publications can also be ordered through the CPLEA Free-Store. If the publication you are interested in does not appear on the store, and you do not wish to use the print feature, please email info@cplea.ca or call 780-451-8764 to inquire about availability.

Publicationsort icon Description Last Updated Printable Order
5 Tips for Renting with a Pet This tip sheet includes five things for responsible pet owners to consider when renting. 2012-12-19 Open Document
7 Steps to Solving a Legal Problem There are laws to protect us from being treated unfairly, but it still happens to most of us. When it does, we have to stand up for ourselves – but that isn’t always easy. It’s often hard to know who is right, where to start, or what to do if the problem isn’t easily solved. The Centre for Public... 2014-02-01 Open Document
8 Rules for Smart Landlords This tip sheet include 8 rules landlords should follow to avoid having problems with their tenants. This resource has also been made into a video which can be streamed from our YouTube channel. 2012-05-07 Open Document
8 Rules for Smart Renters This tip sheet include 8 rules renters should follow to protect themselves. The rules are easy to follow and can help protect renters from being taken advantage of by their landlord. This resource has also been made into a video which can be streamed from our YouTube channel. 2012-04-16 Open Document
Abuse of Older Adults Elder abuse, or the abuse of older adults, has been defined as any deliberate action or lack of action that causes harm to an older adult. Neglecting an older adult by not doing something can be just as abusive as actually striking the older adult physically. Under- or over-medicating a person... 2014-04-03 Open Document
Activités de financement Reçus aux fins de I’mpôt Les activités de financement comme les déjeuners, les banquets ou les tournois de golf sont l’occasion de procurer des indemnités aux donateurs. C’est ce que l’on appelle des avantages en vertu de la Loi de l’impôt sur le revenu. Ces avantages doivent être pris en compte lors du calcul du montant... 2011-01-01 Open Document
Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act This booklet is for people who either: find themselves, or a loved one, in a state of diminished mental capacity and are interested in exploring joint decision-making options; or have a loved one who has lost capacity and must set up Guardianship and Trusteeship for that person. This... 2013-11-01 Open Document
After the Flood for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta This resource answers common questions that landlords and tenants in Alberta may have after flooding. It includes tips and information on where landlords and tenants can get more help. For information about renting in Alberta, go to our website www.landlordandtenant.org   2013-06-27 Open Document
Alberta Lawyers   In preparing for the next century of service to the legal profession and the public, the Law Society of Alberta is drawing upon the vast knowledge and expertise built over successive decades. This centennial, being celebrated in this year of 2007, is one of... 2007-04-01 Open Document
Alberta Legislation of Significance for Charities Charities that are resident or operate in Alberta should be aware that there are many provincial laws that may apply to them. This information sheet outlines some of the most common statutes that have significance for charities. This list is not comprehensive. Laws specific to certain activities,... 2011-03-01 Open Document
Avoid wrinkles between landlords and tenants (Poster) Hang this poster in your library, community centre, school or anywhere else where there may be people looking for information about residential tenancy law. The poster includes the address for the Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta website as well as a QR code that takes users directly... 2013-03-26 Open Document
Being a Guarantor Has someone you know asked you to be a Guarantor? Are you already a Guarantor and worried about what comes next, or what is already occurring? This booklet provides important information on being a Guarantor, and will help you understand everything that is involved in this role. 2011-06-16 Open Document
Being an Agent This booklet is for people who have been asked to be an Agent under someone’s Personal Directive. It explains what is involved in being an Agent. It is divided into two sections: a question and answer section that covers issues to consider before you accept the job as well as common questions and... 2013-01-31 Open Document
Being an Attorney This booklet is for people who have been asked to be an Attorney under someone’s Enduring Power of Attorney. It explains what is involved in being an Attorney. It is divided into two sections: a question and answer section touching on issues to consider before you accept the job as well as common... 2013-01-31 Open Document
Being an Executor   This booklet explains what is involved in being an Executor. It is divided into two sections: • a question and answer section that looks at issues to consider before you accept the job as well as common questions and examples; and • a checklist section that helps guide you when the testator—... 2013-01-31 Open Document
Books & Records Length of Retention Books & Records Length of Retention Fast Facts.   2011-05-01 Open Document
Books & Records Length of Retention Fast Facts Books & Records Length of Retention Books & Records Length of Retention Fast Facts 2011-01-01 Open Document
Bylaw Changes Federal Requirements When a registered charity amends its bylaws, in accordance with provincial requirements, it must provide a copy of the changes to the Charities Directorate. A copy of the amendment or special resolution must bear the seal, stamp or signature of the appropriate government authority. When a... 2011-01-01 Open Document
Bylaw Changes Provincial Requirements - Alberta Your organization should submit two originals of a letter of submission to Alberta Registries - see sample on reverse side. 2011-01-01 Open Document
C'est Mon Droit Que l’on soit né au Canada ou que l’on s’y installe plus tard dans la vie, on apprend qu’il s’agit d’un pays bilingue, que les membres de la minorité de langue officielle (la minorité de langue française à l’extérieur du Québec et la minorité de langue anglaise au Québec) ont des « droits » et que... 2013-03-13 Open Document
CASL: ABC Society spreadsheet example An example spreadsheet for charities and not-for-profits may use to create their own spreadsheet to track commercial messaging. You can find more information about Canada's Anti-Spam legislation at Canadian Legal FAQs. 2014-05-26 Open Document
CASL: Decision Tree for Not-for-profits A decision tree to help not-for-profits use commercial electronic messaging under the new Canada Anti-Spam Legislation. You can find more information about Canada's Anti-Spam legislation at Canadian Legal FAQs. 2014-05-26 Open Document
CASL: Decision Tree for Registered Charities A decision tree to help registered charities use commercial electronic messaging under the new Canada Anti-Spam Legislation. You can find more information about Canada's Anti-Spam legislation at Canadian Legal FAQs. 2014-05-26 Open Document
CASL: Information and Resources for Not-for-Profits and Registered Charities NOTE: This is the latest version and is current to June 25, 2014This booklet provides information and resources on Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) for not-for-profits and registered charities.You can find more information about Canada's Anti-Spam legislation at Canadian Legal FAQs. 2014-05-26 Open Document
CASL: Top Ten Tips for Charities and Not-for-Profits A list of the top 10 things charities and not-for-profi ts need to do to get ready for Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation.You can find more information about Canada's Anti-Spam legislation at Canadian Legal FAQs. 2014-05-26 Open Document
Changements des reglèments administratifs Exigences fédérales Changements des reglèments administratifs Exigences fédérales Comment déclarer des changements aux règlements administratifs Direction des organismes de bienfaisance Changements des reglèments administratifs Exigences fédérales Comment déclarer des changements aux règlements administratifs... 2011-01-01 Open Document
Changements des règlements administratifs Exigences provinciales - Alberta Changements des règlements administratifs Exigences provinciales - Alberta Changements des règlements administratifs Exigences provinciales - Alberta Comment déclarer des changements aux règlements administratifs : Guide à l’usage des organismes à but non lucratif de l’Alberta constitués en... 2011-01-01 Open Document
Dating and New Relationships You are never too old to fall in love! However, if you are widowed or divorced and seeking new companionship, you may find yourself with many questions. The world of dating is diff erent than it used to be. Also, unlike when you were younger and fi rst starting out, you may now have family members... 2011-10-20 Open Document
Debt Problems Infographic This colourful infographic provides information about understanding debt, collection agencies, and paying back your debt. This image file can be printed to almost any size but we recommend 9cm x 43cm. 2013-12-15 Open Document
Dons Les lois fiscales canadiennes appellent une donation un don. Seuls les organismes de bienfaisance enregistrés auprès de l’Agence du revenu du Canada sont habilités à délivrer des reçus officiels de dons. Les donateurs peuvent ensuite déduire ces reçus dans leur déclaration de revenus. 2011-01-01 Open Document
Eviction Notices You've been served with a 14 day eviction notice. Is it legal? What are your next steps? This handy flow chart can help answer some of your questions. 2013-10-30 Open Document
Families and the Law: Child Custody and Parenting in Alberta This booklet explains the law about custody and parenting in Alberta. There is information about: • custody• guardianship• parenting plans• how to make agreements with the other parent• common problems and suggestions on how to resolve themWe’ve also included some tips and hints that will help... 2014-07-31 Open Document
Families and the Law: Financial Support This booklet explains the law and financial support in Alberta. There is information about: • child support• partner and spousal support• common problems and suggestions on how to resolve them We’ve also included some tips and hints that will help you if you are representing yourself in... 2014-07-31 Open Document
Families and the Law: Property Division for Married and Unmarried Couples This booklet explains the law and property division when a relationship ends in Alberta. There is information about: • dividing property for married and unmarried people• debts• common problems and ways to solve them We’ve also included some tips and hints that will help you if you are... 2014-07-31 Open Document
Families and the Law: Representing Yourself in Family Court This booklet explains how to make an application in court in Alberta. There is information about: • people who were legally married and who lived in a common law relationship• how to present evidence in court• how to bring an application• common problems and ways to solve them We’ve also... 2014-07-31 Open Document
Families and the Law: Young Parents This booklet explains the law for young parents. in Alberta There is information about: • pregnancy• adoption• guardianship• living together • getting married• living apart• child support  This booklet was created in partnership with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre.... 2014-07-31 Open Document
Financial Abuse Any deliberate action or lack of action that causes harm to an older adult is elder abuse. The harm could be physical, emotional, financial or some combination and is often caused by a close friend or relative. It is not your fault. It is controlling behaviour. This publication deals with Financial... 2011-10-20 Open Document
Foreclosure for Landlords and Tenants   Foreclosure is a legal process for a mortgagee (a lender, usually a bank) to sell, or take ownership of, a property when the mortgagor (the property owner, the landlord) defaults on the mortgage. In other words, the landlord got a mortgage in order to buy the property that is being rented... 2011-08-01 Open Document
Foreclosure in Alberta   Property foreclosure can be a complicated and confusing experience for a homeowner. Many people are not familiar with what legal options they may have and what court processes they must follow. This booklet gives a general overview of what foreclosure is, what can happen during a foreclosure... 2011-08-01 Open Document
Fundraising and Tax Receipts Fundraising events such as luncheons, banquets, or golf tournaments involve giving benefits to the donors. These benefits are known as advantages under the Income Tax Act. When calculating the eligible amount for an official donation receipt, these advantages must be taken into consideration. 2011-01-01 Open Document
Gifts Canadian tax laws refer to a donation as a gift. Only charities registered with the Canada Revenue Agency can issue official donation receipts. Donors can then claim these receipts on their income tax returns. 2011-01-01 Open Document
Grandparents Rights This booklet is for grandparents who want to know about their rights and options with respect to their grandchildren. For grandparents who are currently being, or are worried that they will be, denied access to their grandchildren, this booklet explains what is involved in obtaining access with... 2010-06-02 Open Document
Guide : Vers la responsabilisations présente le concept de responsabilisation et de transparence, communique de bonnes pratiques en matière de responsabilisation et de transparence. 2011-02-01 Open Document
How Old Do I Have To Be in Alberta? This poster is a great resource for teachers and parents in Alberta. The poster contains answers to some of the most common "how old do I have to be" questions that young people have.  2012-05-01 Open Document
How to tell if your organization is a Registered Charitable Organization If your organization has been granted charitable status, it will have been issued a Notification of Registration by the Canada Revenue Agency (formerly Revenue Canada or the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency). It will also have been issued an official Business Number (BN) with a charitable... 2011-01-01 Open Document
If You Have a Problem While Renting If you have a problem while renting, following the steps provided in this tipsheet may help you. 2012-05-08 Open Document
Information Sheet - Rent Increases Alberta’s Residential Tenancies Act sets out the rules that a landlord must follow to increase the rent. This information sheet looks at rent raises in periodic and fixed term tenancies. 2012-04-05 Open Document
Information Sheet - Safety and Security for Landlords Issues of safety and security are a major concern for both landlords and tenants. If you are a landlord, you need to be aware of options that you have for dealing with safety, including locks and security devices, repairs and crime. 2012-04-10 Open Document
Information Sheet - Safety and Security for Tenants Issues of safety and security are a major concern for both landlords and tenants. If you are a tenant, you should be aware of the options that you have under Alberta’s Residential Tenancies Act for dealing with the safety and security of your rental unit. 2012-04-10 Open Document
Information Sheet - Shared Accommodation The Residential Tenancies Act does not usually apply to the rights and obligations that roommates have to each other. If you are planning on living with roommate(s), you should have a written agreement that sets out how the responsibilities of renting will be shared between you. This information... 2012-04-10 Open Document
Is It Reliable? 7 Clues to Good Legal Information Online This tip sheet propvides 7 clues to find reliable legal information on the internet. The tip sheet can also be found in a video format on our youtube channel. You can view the video here.  2012-09-07 Open Document
It's My Right Whether we are born in Canada or move here later in life, we learn that this is a bilingual country. We also learn that minority official language speakers (the French language minority outside of Québec, and the English language minority inside Québec) have “rights” and that these rights are... 2013-03-13 Open Document
LawCentral Schools CD 2012 This CD contains a treasure trove of educational resources matched to Alberta curriculum in a variety of subjects including social studies, science, CTS, CALM, and health and life skills. 2012-01-01 Open Document
Life Leases   When you enter into a life lease agreement, you buy the exclusive right to occupy a unit in a particular development for life, or a fixed term (for example, 50 years), or until you are no longer capable of living independently in the unit. This type of lease agreement is a legal agreement... 2013-09-01 Open Document
Living Together: Adult Interdependent Relationships The term living “common-law” is often used in everyday language to describe a couple that lives together, with or without children, but is not legally married. The Canadian government recognizes “common law” relationships for income tax purposes, but the Alberta... 2014-01-01 Open Document
Lois communes de l’Alberta revêtant une importance pour les organismes de bienfaisance Les organismes de bienfaisance qui sont situés ou exploités en Alberta devraient savoir qu’il y a de nombreuses lois provinciales susceptibles de s’appliquer à eux. Le présent document offre un aperçu de certaines des lois les plus communes revêtant une importance pour les organismes de... 2011-03-01 Open Document
Making a Personal Directive This booklet is for people who are wondering if they should write a Personal Directive. It is about putting your affairs in order and planning for the future. It explains what is involved in making a Personal Directive and how a Personal Directive can help you to look after your future personal (... 2014-04-23 Open Document
Making a Power of Attorney By preparing a Power of Attorney now, you can ensure that your property is managed by someone who knows you and what you want, someone you trust to act in your best interests, when you are unable to make decisions for yourself. This booklet explains what is involved in making a... 2012-01-02 Open Document
Making a Will This booklet is for people who are wondering if they should write a Will. It explains what is involved in making a Will. The purpose of writing a Will is to pass on your belongings to your loved ones according to your wishes and with as few problems as possible. If you die without a Will, it’s... 2013-01-31 Open Document
Payday Loans Infographic This colourful infographic provides information about payday loans and Alberta law. This image file can be printed to almost any size but we recommend 9cm x 43cm. 2013-12-15 Open Document
Phone Contracts - Are They Right For You?  This colourful infographic provides information about cell phone contracts and the legal rights and responsibilities associated with them. This image file can be printed to almost any size but we recommend 9cm x 43cm.   2013-12-01 Open Document
Physical Abuse Any deliberate action or lack of action that causes harm to an older adult is elder abuse. The harm could be physical, emotional, financial or some combination and is often caused by a close friend or relative. It is not your fault. It is controlling behaviour. 2011-10-20 Open Document
Planning Your Own Funeral Although many people do not think about funerals until they are faced with the death of a loved one, it is possible to pre-arrange one’s own funeral. For some, this is simply an automatic part of planning for the future,similar to taking out life insurance or writing a Will. For others, this pre-... 2013-11-30 Open Document
Psychological Abuse Any deliberate action or lack of action that causes harm to an older adult is elder abuse. The harm could be physical, psychological (emotional), financial or some combination and is often caused by a close friend or relative. It is not your fault. It is controlling behaviour. 2011-03-07 Open Document
Registres et livres de comptes Période de convervation Registres et livres de comptes Période de convervation Registres et livres de comptes Période de convervation 2011-01-01 Open Document
Registres et livres de comptes Période de convervation Registres et livres de comptes Période de convervation Registres et livres de comptes Période de convervation 2011-01-01 Open Document
Renting 101 A Guide to Renting in Alberta   This booklet takes the laws that apply to renters in Alberta and presents them in a  useful, quick-reference format.   Renting 101 takes the laws that apply to renters in Alberta and presents them in a useful, quick-reference format. One of the most important things you can do... 2013-08-31 Open Document
Renting 101: Review Questions for Students Renting 101: Review Questions for Students Renting 101: Review Questions for Students 2009-02-01 Open Document
Renting 101: Teacher’s Resource Guide Renting 101: Teacher’s Resource Guide This teacher’s guide accompanies the booklet Renting 101: A Guide to Renting in Alberta for Students and First-time Renters. There is a printable, PDF version of Renting 101 available online at www.landlordandtenant.org and it may be download and printed for... 2009-06-01 Open Document
Renting a Condominium   If you are thinking about renting a condominium, there are certain laws and regulations in Alberta that you should be aware of. A tenant in a condominium is bound by rental laws, and also by condominium laws and regulations. When you are a tenant in a condominium, you are bound by more laws... 2013-02-01 Open Document
Renting Out a Room in Your Home   If you are a homeowner and are thinking about renting out a spare room in your home, you should become familiar with the laws that relate to this living arrangement. While the idea of saving money by renting out a room in your house may be appealing, there are some risks associated with... 2013-12-31 Open Document
Reverse Mortgages   A reverse mortgage (also known as a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage or HECM) is a loan that is designed for homeowners 60 years of age and older (the age qualification applies to both spouses). While this type of loan has been available in the United States for some time, it is relatively... 2011-02-01 Open Document
Road to Accountability Handbook Introduces the concept of accountability and transparency, shares some good accountability and transparency practices. 2011-02-01 Open Document
Road to Accountability Self-Diagnostics Pack A three part pack for registered charities to assess their current accountability and transparency practices, to access more information and to develop an action plan to move closer to being accountable. 2011-02-01 Open Document
Sample Living with Your Landlord Agreement for Alberta Renters The sample Living with Your Landlord Agreement will provide you with a general idea of the terms that are important to include in your own written agreement, including rent, house rules, deposits, how to end the agreement, and how to deal with disputes. 2012-02-22 Open Document
Sample Pet Agreement This sample Pet Agreement contains examples of the types of things that can be covered by a Pet Agreement. The Agreement should be adapted to fit the particular situation. Some terms that may not apply in certain situations and additional terms should be added as needed. 2012-12-19 Open Document
Sample Pet Resume This sample shows some of the common things that can be included in your pet’s resume. A pet resume is the first introduction that your landlord will have to your pet. You want to highlight your pet’s best attributes in the resume, and show that you are a responsible pet owner.  2012-12-19 Open Document
Sample Roommate Agreement for Alberta Renters A written agreement helps you avoid having problems with your Roommates. Usually when you rent an apartment or house, there will be a written lease between the Landlord and the Roommates, but that lease does not explain how the Roommates are going to live together. A Roommate Agreement states how... 2012-03-02 Open Document
Sample Roommate Agreement for Alberta Renters (Illustrated) This is a picture version of our sample roommate agreement for Alberta renters. This version is ideal for people who have difficulty reading English. A written agreement helps you avoid having problems with your roommates. Usually when you rent an apartment or house, there will be a written... 2012-04-15 Open Document
Ten Things to Know about Going to Civil Court in Alberta   This pamphlet will assist you if: • you have a legal problem and are looking at your options; • you are deciding whether to hire a lawyer or represent yourself; • you are already representing yourself; or • you have questions for your lawyer about the court process. The Alberta Rules of... 2011-05-01 Open Document
The Charity Central ProjectWho Who we are Charity Central is a project designed to help Registered Charities understand their responsibilities under the Income Tax Act. 2010-08-01 Open Document
The Structure of an Act The structure of the SOCIETIES ACT CHAPTER S-14 SOCIETIES ACT CHAPTER S-14. 2011-08-01 Open Document
To Register or Not? Checklist Charity Checklist: To Register or Not? 2010-08-01 Open Document
Trousse d’autodiagnostic vers la responsabilisation Trousse en trois volets destinée aux organismes de bienfaisance enregistrés afin d’évaluer leurs pratiques actuelles en matière de responsabilisation et de transparence, pour accéder à plus d’information et pour élaborer un plan d’action en vue de se rapprocher de la responsabilisation. 2011-02-01 Open Document
Violence Faite Aux Personnes Âgées   R La violence faite aux personnes âgées a été définie comme étant toute action délibérée ou manque d’action qui cause du tort à une personne âgée. Négliger une personne âgée en ne faisant rien peut être aussi violent que, par exemple, frapper physiquement une personne âgée. Sous ou sur-... 2007-04-03 Open Document
What you need to know about renting with a pet  This booklet outlines what you and your landlord can do in terms of pets and animals, what you can do if you have a dispute with a condominium board, and where to go if you need further help or information.  2013-12-31 Open Document
What you need to know if the place you are renting is sold If a property you are renting is put up for sale, you should familiarize yourself with the laws that relate to this process.This booklet answers questions you may have throughout the process: what can happen when a rental property is put up for sale; what rights and obligations the tenant has... 2012-06-18 Open Document
When Things Go Wrong With Mobile Phones This colourful infographic provides information and tips about lost phones and larger than expected bills. This image file can be printed to almost any size but we recommend 9cm x 43cm. 2013-12-01 Open Document
Youth Criminal Justice Act in Action Poster The Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) in Action poster explains the basics of the YCJA. The poster is aimed at young people and is an excellent resource for teachers. A video based on the poster can be streamed from our YouTube Channel.  2013-03-01 Open Document