Anti-Racism, Advocacy & Legal Resources

Our information & referral specialists can offer wayfinding support in matters involving human rights, workplace discrimination, or legal disputes; including providing lists of affirming and friendly lawyers, and one-to-one assistance and consulting in confronting experiences of discrimination, including start-to-finish assistance through complaints processes and paperwork.

Alberta Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is an independent commission created by the Government of Alberta to enforce the Alberta Human Rights Act.

The Law Society of Alberta regulates the legal profession in the public interest by promoting and enforcing a high standard of professional and ethical conduct by Alberta lawyers.

The Legal Aid Society of Alberta assists Albertans facing legal issues by helping them navigate their journey through the justice system and find lasting resolution to their legal challenges.

Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) is a public legal education organization dedicated to making information about the law available in readable and understandable language for Albertans.

Student Legal Services of Edmonton (SLS) enables University of Alberta law students to provide free legal information and assistance to the low income community in Edmonton, and to contribute to legal reform and legal education efforts as they impact on poverty law issues.

Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) provides free legal information and advice to low to moderate income people in the Edmonton area.

Edmonton Police Services Sexual Minorities Liaison Committee (EPS SMLC) is a group of volunteer community members who work with Edmonton Police Services (EPS) to meet the public safety and security needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, Two Spirit, and queer (LGBTQ) community.

The City of Edmonton Landlord Tenant Advisory Board provides advice and information to residential tenants and landlords to address tenancy issues and ensure that both tenants and landlords are aware of their rights and obligations pursuant to the Residential Tenancies Act and the Mobile Homes Sites Tenancies Act.

Anti-Asian Hate and Xenophobic Resources

It is imperative that we as a community condemn racist violence wherever and whenever we find it. To help empower you on your anti-racism journey, we’ve curated a list of resources:

The Human Resources Student Association (HRSA) has also put together a comprehensive Anti-Asian hate resource list — if you are looking for organizations to support, lines to report hate crimes/incidents to, alternatives to calling the police, and educational learning guides, we highly suggest checking it out.

Social justice organization Hollaback! offers a variety of free bystander intervention training sessions to provide participants with the skills they need to identify and de-escalate anti-Asian and xenophobic harassment and racism, police sponsored violence and anti-black racist harassment, harassment in the workplace, 2SLGBTQIA+ harassment, and more.

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) have collaborated to develop Addressing Anti-Asian Racism: A Resource for Educators. With a focus on utilizing an equity and anti-oppressive framework, this resource educators in deepening their own knowledge, re-designing curriculum, shifting classroom conditions and creating school spaces to address anti-Asian racism during COVID-19 and beyond.

Last May, the Chinese Workers’ Network of the Labour Council co-hosted an Anti-Asian Racism in the Pandemic: Solidarity in a Time of Crisis webinar that you can watch on-demand!

The University of Victoria has created a comprehensive Anti-Racism & Anti-Oppression guide to help support reflective and teaching practices about the Black Lives Matter movement and other anti-racism and anti-oppression resources.

Further Anti-Asian hate resources can be found at Stop AAPI Hate  and on Natural Habitat’s blog.

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