If you or someone you love is dealing with family violence, the links below from the Government of Canada can provide you with important information to help keep yourself, your children, other family members, or people you know, safe.



Sheltersafe.ca provides a single point of information for women seeking safety by quickly identifying a shelter in a specific geographic area


Click on your province below to see the specific resources available in your area:

Calgary Legal Guidance (CLG)

Calgary Legal Guidance provides legal information and advice to low-income people who cannot afford a lawyer and don’t qualify for Legal Aid. It can help with a wide range of issues including but not limited to family, criminal, and civil issues. Free legal clinics operate Monday through Thursday evenings.

100, 840 – 7th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3G2
Phone: 403-234-9266

Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Friday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Legal Aid Alberta

Legal Aid Alberta provides legal assistance, including referrals, information, legal advices and/or brief services, and partial or full representation to low-income Albertans in family law and child welfare, adult criminal law, youth criminal law, immigration and refugee law and civil legal areas.

1100 Dominion Centre
665 – 8 Street SW

Calgary, Alberta T2P 3K7

Phone: 1-866-845-3425

Hours: Monday – Friday

8:15 am – 11:30 am at this location

Lawyer Referral Services

A Lawyer Referral Operator provides the names and telephone numbers of up to three lawyers practicing in the field of law applicable to the caller’s legal problem. These lawyers will give a free half-hour consultation; they are entitled to charge for their time if retained beyond the initial half hour. Lawyer Referral Service will only assist with finding a lawyer – they do not provide free or reduced cost legal services.


1-800-661-1095 (Toll-free anywhere in Alberta)

403-228-1722 (Calgary)

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Student Legal Assistance (SLA)

SLA offers legal information and representation to low income residents of the Calgary area. These services are provided by law students from the University of Calgary. SLA helps with Civil matters, Criminal offences, Landlord/ Tenant matters, Traffic Violations, Family matters (except Divorce), Small Claims, Social Assistance/ AISH/ Employment Insurance Appeals, Student Academic and Non-Academic Appeals, and Administrative Tribunal Work.

3390 Murray Fraser Hall
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

Phone: 403-220-6637

Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Civil Claims Duty Counsel (CCDC)

The CCDC Project helps with civil matters in Provincial Court. Volunteer Lawyers can provide free summary legal advice, procedural information, help with trials, motions, or other appearances, and assistance with completing forms. Appointments are not necessary. Service is based on a first come first served basis.

Rooms 15-06, 15-23, and 15-39, South Tower

15th Floor, Calgary Court Centre

601 5th Street SW

Calgary, Alberta T2P 5P7

Hours: Monday: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

and 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm (closed 12:00-12:30 pm)

Queen’s Bench Court Assistance Program

The program helps with civil matters in the Court of Queen’s Bench. Volunteer lawyers can provide free summary legal advice, procedural information, help with trials, motions, or other appearances, and assistance with completing forms. In the morning, lawyers are available to assist with appearances and applications in Masters, Justice and Bankruptcy Chambers.

Room 8-49, North Tower

8th Floor, Calgary Court Centre

601 5th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 5P7

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Assistance in Court (9th and 10th Floor North)

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Free Legal Advice Clinic (Room 8-49 North)

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Resolution and Court Administration Services

Resolution Services provides information on court procedures and forms in Civil and Criminal matters and referrals to additional legal resources in the community. Resolution Services cannot provide legal advice.

Calgary Courts Centre
7th Floor South, 601 – 5 Street SW

Calgary, Alberta T2P 5P7
Phone: 403-476-4744

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:15 am – 4:30 pm


Residential Tenancies Dispute Resolution Services (RTDRS)

The RTDRS offers landlords and tenants an alternative means of resolving serious disputes outside of court. The RTDRS is designed to be faster, more informal and less expensive than the courts.

Main Floor, Rocky Mountain Plaza
180, 615 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB T2G 4T8

Phone: 310-0000 then 780-644-3000 (Toll-free)

Hours: Monday- Friday
8:15 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Alberta Human Rights Commission

The Alberta Human Rights Commission is an independent commission of the Government of Alberta. Its mandate is to foster equality and reduce discrimination. It provides public information and education programs, and help Albertans resolve human rights complaints.

200 J.J. Bowlen Building
620 – 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0Y8

Phone: 403-297-6571 (Confidential Inquiry Line)

Hours: 8:15 am – 4:30 pm

Native Counseling Services of Alberta

NCSA provides support for Aboriginal people navigating the judicial system. Their programs include criminal, youth and family court workers, corrections and restorative justice programs, and housing resources.

910 7 Ave SW #1010

Calgary, Alberta T2P 3N8

Phone: 403-237-7850 http://ncsa.ca/programs/

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Employment Standards

Employment Standards help Albertans maintain fair and equitable workplaces. When employment disputes arise and the parties are unable to resolve the matters on their own, Employment Standards facilitates a fair and equitable dispute resolution process, through the Employment Standards Code, that includes investigation, enforcement and appeals.

Phone: 1-877-427-3731 (Toll-free)

Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB)

WCB administers a system of workplace insurance for the workers and employers in Alberta. WCB compensates injured workers for lost income, health care and other costs related to a work-related injury.

150-4311 – 12 Street NE
Calgary AB T2E 4P9

Phone: 403-517-6000 Toll Free in AB: 1-866-922-9221

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Program

The goal of the program is to protect the victims injured by uninsured or unknown drivers by ensuring they have a place where they can sue and receive payment for their personal injuries.

Suite 600, Sun Life Place
10123 – 99 Street
Edmonton Alberta T5J 3H1

Phone: 310-0000, then 780-427-8255 (Toll-free)

Youth Law (At the Alex)

Youth Law provides free legal advice and representation as well as information about the law in Alberta to children and youth. (19 and under).

205, 1217 Centre St NW

Calgary, AB, T2E 2R3 Phone: 403-207-9029

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Calgary Immigration Women’s Association (CIWA)

CIWA recognizes, responds to, and focuses on the unique concerns and needs of immigrant and refugee women, girls and their families. CIWA offers programs in the area of settlement and integration, literacy and language training, employment support and bridging programs, family parenting, violence, etc. CIWA operates a free legal advice clinic weekly in family and immigration law.

#200, 138 – 4 Avenue SE

Calgary, Alberta T2G 4Z6

Phone: 403-263-4414

Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary

The Elizabeth Fry Society assists women in conflict, or at risk of being in conflict, with the law by providing support and advocacy. Their Adult Court Legal Information Program assists women navigating the legal system, and explains court procedures for those making a first appearance in Provincial Court. The Society also offers Youth Court Liaisons; a Community Awareness Program for Immigrants; Aboriginal Cultural Supports; and Prison Community Outreach.

1731 – 10 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T3C 0K1

Phone: 403-294-0737

Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Calgary Chinese Community Service Association (CCCSA)

CCCSA empowers current and future generations in the Chinese community by acting as a bridge to mainstream institutions and organizations, through education, facilitation and advocacy in addressing multicultural and diversity issues. CCCSA runs a free legal clinic the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month in most areas of the law.

1406 Centre St NE

Calgary, Alberta T2E 2R9

Phone: 403-265-8446

Hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Centre For Newcomers (CFN)

CFN welcomes newcomers in Calgary, and supports their adjustment in Canada with services including English language training, support for finding and retaining employment, and first-language settlement support. Newcomers can also access a free legal clinic which runs the 2nd Wednesday of each month and specializes in Family and Immigration Law.

1010, 999 – 36 Street NE,

Calgary, Alberta T2A 7X6

Phone: 403-569-3325

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


A NATIONAL HELPLINE for men and boys who are victims of domestic abuse has been launched today by the Waterford group Men’s Development Network.

The new advice line can be accessed on 1800 816 588 at the following times:

Monday: 10am-6pm
Tuesday: 12pm-8pm
Wednesday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 12pm-8pm
Friday: 2pm-6pm
Counselors will man the phones and provide an outlet for men, who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse in their relationship, to speak confidentially with professionals who are trained to advise on domestic crime.