Public Legal Education And Information In Canada

In every province in Canada, organizations have been set up to provide essential legal information to members of the public. These non-profit and non-governmental groups believe that Canadians cannot fully exercise their rights unless they know about and understand the laws and the justice system that affects them. Providing easy access to information on the law is fundamental to a fair justice system. 

Therefore, these organizations set out to educate and inform the people of Canada about the law and the legal system. The Canadian Bar Association fully supports these organizations and the contribution they make.

Please note that these organizations do not provide legal advice or assistance. Their goal is only to inform and educate Canadians about the law and the legal system.

Alberta

Legal Resource Centre of Alberta Ltd. (operating as Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta)
800, 10050-112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 2K1
Phone: 780-451-8764
Fax: 780-451-2341
Email: info@cplea.ca
Web Site: http://www.cplea.ca

British Columbia

The People's Law School
150-900 Howe Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6Z 2M4
Phone: (604) 331-5400
Fax: (604) 331-5401
E-mail: staff@publiclegaled.bc.ca 
Web Site: www.publiclegaled.bc.ca

Manitoba

Community Legal Education Association of Manitoba
205 - 414 Graham Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 0L8
Phone: (204) 943-2382
Fax: (204) 943-3600
E-mail: info@communitylegal.mb.ca
Web Site: www.communitylegal.mb.ca

New Brunswick

Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 5H1
Phone: (506) 453-5369
Fax. (506) 462-5193
E-mail: pleisnb@web.ca 
Web site: www.legal-info-legale.nb.ca

Newfoundland and Labrador

Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland
31 Peet Street
Suite 227
St. John's, Newfoundland
A1B 3W8
Phone: (709) 722-2643
Toll free number: 1-888-660-7788
Fax: (709) 722-0054
E-mail: info@publiclegalinfo.com 
Web site: www.publiclegalinfo.com

Northwest Territories

Public Legal Education and Information
c/o Legal Services Board of the Northwest Territories
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
X1A 2L9
Phone: (867) 873-7450
Fax: (867) 873-5320
E-mail: lsb@gov.nt.ca

Nova Scotia

Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia
5523 B Young Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 1Z7
Phone: (902) 454-2198
Fax: (902) 455-3105
Legal information line: 1 (800) 665-9779 or (902) 455-3135
E-mail: lisns@attcanada.ca 
Web site: www.legalinfo.org

Nunavut

Public Legal Education and Information
c/o Nunavut Legal Services Board
P.O. Box 125
GJOA Haven, Nunavut
X0B 1J0
Phone: (867) 360-4601
Fax: (867) 360-6112
E-mail: teena.hartman@nulas.ca

Ontario

Community Legal Education Ontario
119 Spadina Avenue, Suite 600
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 2G1
Phone: (416) 408-4420
Fax: (416) 408-4424
E-mail: cleo@cleo.on.ca
Web site: www.cleo.on.ca

Prince Edward Island

Community Legal Information Association of Prince Edward Island
Royalty Centre, Room 111
40 Enman Crescent
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
C1E 1E6 
Phone: 1 (800) 240-9798 or (902) 892-0853 
E-mail: clia@cliapei.ca 
Web Site: www.cliapei.ca

Quebec

Éducaloi
C.P. 55032, CSP Notre-Dame
11, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montréal, Québec
H2Y 4A7
E-mail: educaloi@educaloi.qc.ca
Web Site: www.educaloi.qc.ca

Saskatchewan

Public legal Education Association of Saskatchewan
500-333 25th St E
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7K 0L4
Phone: (306) 653-1868
Fax: (306) 653-1869
E-mail: plea@plea.org
Web Site: www.plea.org

Yukon

Yukon Public Legal Education Association
P.O. Box 2799
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 5K4
Phone: (867) 668-5297
Toll Free Number: (866) 667-4305 
E-mail: legalinfo@yplea.com
Web Site: www.yplea.com

Additional Public Legal Information Resources

Court Challenges Program 

A program designed to help Canadians challenge unfair or unconstitutional laws

Access to Justice Network 

A University of Alberta project that researches and funds access to justice issues

Canadian Legal Information Institute 

A Web site containing links to legislation, courts, judicial decisions and other legal information across Canada.