A guide to the rights of Albertans who are experiencing homelessness. Topics covered include: Charter Rights, The Police, Security Guards, Panhandling , Loitering, Camping on Private Property, Camping on Public Property, Voting, Using a Washroom and more. Thie guide also provides links to WHO CAN I CALL FOR MORE HELP OR INFORMATION?
Discover which local organizations advocate for low-income housing. Find out more about your rights as a person without a fixed address.
The resources on this page were hand-picked by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta's staff as a good place to start.
You may also find helpful resources listed under these legal topics: Homelessness, Affordable housing, Poverty
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The mission of the Centre is to work with others to empower people to move from poverty to prosperity. They enable people to meet their own basic daily needs, participate in community, have sustainable livelihoods, feel hope for the future and make plans for a prosperous life. The Centre offers a variety of programs which include victims services and advocacy.
CERA’s Women’s Program was established in early 2000 to address low-income women’s experiences of inequality and discrimination in housing in Canada. The Women’s Program undertakes advocacy, litigation support, networking and research aimed at investigating and addressing the economic and social conditions that contribute to women’s inequality in housing.