Domestic/family violence affects everyone, no matter their age, gender, or background. Each person experiencing violence/abuse requires specialized and individualized legal advice, as barriers to access justice vary according to their circumstances.
Intersectionality is a cornerstone in our services, and our services are not exclusive to female and female-identifying people.
At Calgary Legal Guidance, our belief is that all people should be treated with equity and justice. We work to provide access to the legal system and help reduce barriers that exist independently of the individual.
CLG’s Domestic Violence Family Law Program was established in 1995 and has been serving marginalized and vulnerable populations experiencing domestic violence.
We work to ensure that gaps in the legal sector are filled to ensure that everyone is receiving the legal help they need. Our main area of focus is on individuals who are subjected to family and intimate partner violence.
We look carefully at what programs are being offered by other community service agencies, as well as Legal Aid Alberta.
CLG has curated a number of training and resources aimed at educating the legal community and the public in learning how to recognize domestic violence, understand its impact on an individual and the community, and develop comfort in responding to domestic violence disclosures, including providing appropriate support and referrals to services.
Visit our training section to read, view or participate in local, national and international resources on domestic violence.