Staff #GoPurple for Family Violence Prevention Month

November is Family Violence Prevention Month. To show  support for ending family violence, staff from across Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) wore purple on Monday November 25, 2019.  Family violence is an all-too real experience for thousands of Albertans every year. In 2018-2019, LAA lawyers were able to help get 1,933 Emergency Protection Orders issued, assistingContinue reading Staff #GoPurple for Family Violence Prevention Month

Emergency Protection Order Program Reduces Barriers for Indigenous Women Facing Family Violence

Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) recognizes that reducing barriers to obtaining protection orders is necessary in order to help Indigenous women stay out of harm’s way when faced with a violent partner. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murder Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) final report calls on all governments to “ensure that protection orders areContinue reading Emergency Protection Order Program Reduces Barriers for Indigenous Women Facing Family Violence

How Emergency Protection Orders can improve the well-being of seniors in Alberta

Legal Aid Alberta has been able to support elderly clients escape unhealthy, and at times, dangerous situations. Elder abuse is a serious social and public health issue that can destroy a person’s independence, dignity and sense of security. It can also damage lives and destroy relationships. Whether it is emotional, financial, physical or sexual inContinue reading How Emergency Protection Orders can improve the well-being of seniors in Alberta

LAA Joins in Walk to End Elder Abuse in Calgary

June 15 was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and staff from our Calgary office participated in the Walk to End Elder Abuse to help put the spotlight on the issue and let Calgarians know how we can help support Albertans escape unhealthy situations. Whether it is financial, emotional, sexual or physical abuse, thousands of AlbertansContinue reading LAA Joins in Walk to End Elder Abuse in Calgary