Our Mission is...
"To promote respect for civil liberties and human rights in Alberta
through research and education to contribute to a more just and
This site provides information about human rights law and civil liberties.
We cannot offer legal advice in response to specific problems. If you need
legal advice, you should consult a lawyer.
The Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre is a Canadian non-governmental, non-profit organization. We appreciate the contributions made by donors and volunteers, and rely on the support of various agencies in Canada, including the Alberta Law Foundation, The Sheldon Chumir Foundation and The Human Rights Citizenship and Multiculturalism Education Fund.
WHAT WE DO:
- Information and Referral
Research Centre staff and volunteers make presentations on a wide range of topics related to human rights and civil liberties.
Human Rights Education Project
The Research Centre's human rights education project provides speakers, materials, teaching in-services and teacher support for human rights education at the secondary level.
The Research Centre undertakes research on contemporary civil liberties and human rights issues that are of concern to Albertans. The projects are diverse - from proposals for reform of human rights legislation, to a report on citizen complaints about police conduct, to a manual for lawyers who represent mentally disabled clients.
The Research Centre also responds to members of the public who call with questions about civil liberties and human rights. We receive hundreds of calls every year, and we provide information or refer callers to other resources.
Research And Education — Not Advocacy
The Research Centre does not engage in advocacy — neither in individual cases, nor in the form of political lobbying.
The Centre is affiliated with the University of Calgary.
Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
c/o Faculty of Law
University of Calgary
2500 University Way N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
Telephone: (403) 220-2505
Fax: (403) 284-0945