Calgary Legal Guidance

Pre-Apprehension Child Welfare Program

Pre-Apprehension Child Welfare Program



The first program of its kind, CLG’s Pre-Apprehension Child Welfare Program provides legal advice and support to families interacting with the child welfare system prior to their child(ren) being apprehended.  


Our Lawyers Can:

Help you understand how the Child welfare system works

Help you understand your rights and obligations, explain the rights and obligations of Children’s Services

Provide you with summary legal advice

Connect you with other legal and social resources


In addition, our program offers Public & Professional Legal Education sessions for those seeking to learn more about Pre-apprehension Child Welfare Law.

Call us at (403) 234-9266 and talk to our Intake Coordinator.  All calls are confidential.

To find our more information on Children’s Service in Alberta, visit the Government of Alberta website on how How Child Intervention Works.

Family Law Resources and Education

Women with or without children who are leaving domestic abuse and violence can also contact one of the following emergency shelters directly:

Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter

24 hour family violence helpline at

The Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society

24 hour crisis line 

YW Crisis Shelter

Visit the shelter in person (24/7)

Rowan House: High River

24-Hour Support Line. Call or Text anytime.

YW Taylor Family Home

Call at

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