New Tip Sheets in English, Somali, and Arabic Help Immigrant and Refugee Seniors to Access and Maintain Housing in Alberta
Everything the Centre for Public Legal Education or CPLEA (pronounced see-plea) does increases access to justice in Alberta. We are a not-for-profit organization that empowers people with free information about their legal rights and responsibilities in common legal situations.
A large part of our work involves developing free print and digital resources on the law. This includes booklets, tip sheets, posters, and websites. We also offer an information and referral service via phone and email and training sessions for service providers and members of the general public. All of our resources and services are provided in plain language to make them easy to understand.
This summer, we completed a project that was funded through the Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund. It resulted in 7 new tip sheets that aim to increase the capacity of immigrant and refugee seniors to access and maintain housing in Alberta. Each of the 7 tip sheets were translated into Somali and Arabic, which were identified as two of the newcomer communities in Alberta that were most in-need.
The tip sheets teach readers about:
· Discrimination – what is it and what does it look like?
· The Alberta Human Rights Act – the inclusion of age as a protected ground from
· The Alberta Housing Act – things to know about Alberta’s affordable housing programs
· The Nursing Homes Act – things to know about applying for and living in a nursing home
· The Residential Tenancies Act – things to know about renting as a senior in Alberta
This series of tip sheets and over 200 other resources can be accessed at www.cplea.ca/publications.