CALGARY CHINESE
COMMUNITY SERVICE ASSOCIATION
Law And Advocacy

The Law and Advocacy Program is funded by

 

 

In order to promote social justice and access to justice within the Calgary Chinese community, CCCSA provides the following services for members of the general public:

Legal Information and Referrals

Provide basic legal information and to make referrals to other organizations when necessary.

Commissioner for Oaths/Notary Services

Affidavits and Statutory Declarations (a nominal fee may be required)

Free Evening Legal Outreach Clinic

Volunteer lawyers from Calgary Legal Guidance offer free and confidendtial legal advice to low-income Calgarians on a variety of legal issues. The clinic is held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 6pm to 8pm. Please call CCCSA to register. The clinics are held at CCCSA and interpretation will be provided if deemed necessary.

Follow-up Legal Services

Provide client advocacy and support for Calgary Legal Guidance clients.

Free Wills & Estates Documents Drafting Services

Provide free drafting services for Personal Directives, Enduring Power of Attorney, and Wills for low-income seniors in Calgary. Asset screening will be conducted for eligibility.

Legal Resources and Publications

Publish newspaper articles and create webinars on different areas of law.

1. Financial Support

2. Child Custody & Parenting

3. Introduction to Criminal Trial

4. Filing a Complaint

5. Getting Married

Free Legal Education Seminars

Provide members of the general public with basic legal information on various areas of law, including family law, divorce, wills and estates. Please call CCCSA regarding upcoming seminar dates.

Cantonese and Mandarin Radio Program

CCCSA collaborates with Fairchild Radio FM 94.7 to deliver legal information on various areas of law. The Cantonese radio program airs every first Friday of the month from 10:15am to 11am. The Mandarin radio program airs every second Saturday of the month from 11:30am to noon.

Volunteer Program

A program for volunters to help volunteer lawyers provide legal services and advice for low-income Chinese-speaking Calgarians. The goal is to help the Calgary Chinese community become legally literate and to keep them informed of legal resources and services. Volunteers with a legal background can also provide the following services: draft legal resources and publications, act as a radio program guest, conduct educational workshops, provide CLG client follow-up and seminar information. This program can also give volunteers the opportunity to learn more about various legal procedures and terms.

Webinars

A guide to Filing for an Uncontested Divorce in Alberta (2013-06-13)

Anti-Bullying Information (2013-09-18)

Domestic Violence Information (2013-08-13)

Online Quiz: Legal Knowledge Quiz Competition 2016

On November 26, we held our 2nd Annual Legal Knowledge Quiz Competition at Clover Living’s Chapel. This Competition was designed to help promote legal knowledge in the Chinese community, as well as provide an opportunity for them to learn more about Canada’s legal system. Participants were given questions from topics such as Immigration and Citizenship, Employment Law, Calgary Bylaws, Wills and Estates, and Landlord and Tenant Rights. After three rounds, the Honourable Kathleen Ganley, MLA for Calgary-Buffalo, and Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, presented the trophies and medals to teams from CCCSA, Clover Living, and Immigrant Services Calgary. A total of 50 people attended this event. We would like to thank Clover Living for allowing us to borrow their space, and all our volunteers for making it a success.

An online version of the Quiz can be found here

 

 

Program Coordinator: Winnie Wu

Winnie holds a Legal Assistant Diploma and has been a Legal Assistant on local law firm. She has a passion for reaching out to people in the Calgary Chinese community and connecting them with mainstream legal and advocacy organizations and agencies.  She is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English which is an advantage to help Chinese-speaking Calgarians to familiarize with the legal system in Canada.

Program Coordinator: Cindy Au

Cindy is a part-time Program Coordinator for the Law & Advocacy Program. Prior to joining CCCSA as a staff member, Cindy volunteered with the Organization, helping in the delivery of the Program, from one-on-one client support to the drafting of documents and website maintenance; and spent time as a Civilian Instructor and Volunteer with the Canadian Cadet Organizations. Cindy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law & Society from the University of Calgary, and has a passion for helping people learn more about and navigate the legal system. Cindy is fluent in English in Cantonese.

1406 Centre St NE, Calgary
403-265-8446
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