Publications

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To view and download all of our publications go to the Resources page. To order printed copies please contact:

Stefanie Varze, Community Engagement Officer
780-429-9302
Email: stefanie-varze@ncsa.ca


We have over 30 legal education publications to share. On the Resources page you can sort publications by the following categories:

  • Family
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Youth
  • Justice

BearPaw Legal Education publications are used in BearPaw Workshops and as independent educational resources that can be ordered. Many BearPaw publications are meant for use as companion material to videos and podcasts, so be sure to check out these resources as well.

New Publications

Reporting Sexual Assault in Alberta - Brochure

This pamphlet outlines the options for reporting sexual assault in urban and rural communities, including what will happen (and why) when going to the police, the hospital or a sexual assault center. It includes dos and don’ts if you want to report, information about time-frames for reporting and evidence collection, who you will meet when reporting and their roles, and suggestions about what to do if you live in an isolated community. The back includes useful contact information for sexual assault centers throughout Alberta.

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Child and Spousal Support Orders (Divorce) - Card

This wallet-sized, fold out card gives information about Child Support Orders and Spousal Support Orders in Alberta. Topics include what these Orders are, who can apply and who is required to pay (for each), and how the judge decides amounts to be paid. Lastly, it gives ideas about what you can do if your spouse will not pay.

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Other Publications

Breaking a Lease & Domestic Violence – Card

This fold-out wallet sized card tells the steps to take to break a lease when leaving domestic violence situations in Alberta. It gives information about what behaviors are abusive behaviours (according to the law), who qualifies to break their lease, how long each step takes and what to tell your landlord. T he back gives contact information for a person who will give you information about shelters and help you understand the law (called the Designated Authority).

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Parenting and Guardianship Orders (Divorce) – Card

This fold-out wallet sized card discusses Parenting Orders and Guardianship Orders in Alberta. It gives information about the legal differences between parents and guardians and the rights and responsibilities of each, and what each Order can do. If you want to know about who can apply for each type of Order or what factors the judge considers in decisions about parenting and guardianship, this card can help.

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Click: Stories of Cyber Bullying

Click is a collection of three stories that show how cyber bullying impacts youth. This comic is meant to engage youth in discussion about cyber bullying and how it can be prevented. Be sure to check out the companion film, Cyber Bullying.

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Municipal Bylaw Tickets in Alberta

This compact wallet-sized card focuses on what municipal bylaws are, how you should respond to a bylaw offence, as well as what will happen if you do not respond. In addition, this card provides options for payment of a bylaw ticket, along with arrangements you can make if you are unable to pay. The back of the card includes helpful contact information about bylaws and bylaw tickets in Alberta.

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