Rural Albertans

If you live somewhere other than one of the sixteen cities in the province you could be considered a rural Albertan, and the following resources may be of particular interest to you. Topics include farm concerns, regional statistics, family violence, charities, crime prevention and hunting/fishing.

Gathered on this page are resources that were developed with you in mind. But there may be general resources that are also appropriate.

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Alberta Resources

AFAC is an association started in 1993 by the livestock producers of Alberta to: promote responsible, humane animal care; engage in discussion with the public; monitor and participate in issues and legislation, and; encourage animal care research. AFAC's goal is to improve animal handling and promote responsible animal care. The partnership recognizes that animal welfare issues are a growing international concern and the public expect all animals to be humanely treated throughout their lifetime.
Related legal topic(s): Animal Welfare, Farm law

The Alberta Livestock Protection Network (ALPN) is a unique partnership formed to promote the responsible and humane care of Alberta's farm animals. ALPN enhances livestock protection by facilitating communication and cooperation between its members.
Related legal topic(s): Animal Welfare

The Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic (CACLC) provides legal advice and information to people who cannot afford a lawyer and do not qualify for legal aid. Volunteer Lawyers provide information and summary legal advice in the Clinic Program about a variety of legal matters including family and civil law, by appointment only.

Related legal topic(s): Legal services

The Farmers Advocate Office works to ensure rural Albertans have consumer protection, rural opportunities and fair process. We administer the Farm Implement Act that provides consumer protection through warranty, parts availability and licensing provisions, including inspection to assist in FIB proceedings. Rural opportunity is realized through assisting landowners with managing their land asset, mitigating business risk and maximizing future economic opportunity as it relates to interaction with the energy industry. Fair process is facilitated through the development and implementation of peer oriented appeal processes.

Related legal topic(s): Advocacy, Farm law

Grande Prairie Legal Guidance (GPLG) is a non-profit joint initiative between Pro Bono Law Alberta (PBLA), The Community Village and Grande Prairie lawyers. Volunteer lawyers from the Grande Prairie community donate their professional time to meet with clients and provide legal guidance and information.

Related legal topic(s): Legal services

Lethbridge Legal Guidance is a nonprofit organization that offers free legal guidance to low income individuals who have a legal problem and do not qualify for Legal Aid.

Related legal topic(s): Legal services

The Municipal Profiles are from Alberta Municipal Affairs and contain a compilation of statistical, financial, and other information about municipalities in the Province of Alberta. The information is based on data made available to and reports submitted to Alberta Municipal Affairs. The Ministry is not responsible for the accuracy of the information. Users are encouraged to verify the accuracy of the information contained in the Municipal Profiles before relying on it. Select a municipality from the list and then click on the "Contacts" icon to get access to that municipality's website.

Related legal topic(s): Municipal information and bylaws, Statistics

My Wild Alberta operates in order to encourage hunting, fishing and trapping in Alberta and support habitat conservation. Provided by Alberta Sustainable Resource Development and community stakeholders, the website provides information about relevant legislation and regulations, licenses and fees, safety and procedures, education opportunities and other online resources.

Related legal topic(s): Environmental protection and conservation, Sports


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth. AAFC, along with its portfolio partners, reports to Parliament and Canadians through the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board.
Related legal topic(s): Federal government departments

The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to assisting farm businesses by increasing the skills and knowledge of farm advisors. It's mission is to continually improve the quality of advice being given to farm producers and their families, including agribusiness.
Related legal topic(s): Advocacy, Business

The Agency protects consumers by contributing to food safety, the protection of plants and the health of animals in Canada. Food safety and consumer protection are essential to the health of Canadians. Inspection and verification of importers and exporters enhance the level of confidence in agricultural inputs, animal and plant health and food safety, elements essential to marketplace confidence. The legislative authorities provide health, social and economic benefits for all Canadians.

Related legal topic(s): Farm law, Federal government departments

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is a federal Crown Corporation, reporting to Parliament through the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Related legal topic(s): Farm law

In February 2002, the Department of Justice Canada contracted with the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research to develop an inventory of strategies and methods used in sharing family violence law information with people living in rural areas. The inventory categorizes the various methods and makes recommendations regarding most promising practices. Ultimately this inventory is intended to serve as a blueprint for agencies that deliver family violence information in rural areas. This PDF (59 pages, 2002) is available for free download.

Related legal topic(s): Family violence general resources, Research reports and institutes

The National Farm Products Council oversees the national supply management agencies for poultry and eggs and national promotion research agencies to ensure an efficient system that works in the balanced interest of stakeholders, from producers to consumers.
Related legal topic(s): Farm law

The Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal is an independent tribunal established by the Government of Canada to provide impartial reviews of notices of violation issued by federal agencies regulating agriculture and food.
Related legal topic(s): Courts and court judgments, Legal process