1 (844) 435-7972
1 (403) 264-8100
info@helpwrc.org

PUBLIC LEGAL EDUCATION

The Workers' Resource Centre offers Public Legal Education workshops to help educate Alberta workers of their rights in the workplace. The WRC works in partnership with other community organizations to provide free legal education across the Province. 

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY


The PLE Program is based on the philosophy that knowledge leads to empowerment. 

 The more you know about your rights and obligations in the workplace, the better you will be able to identify any violations of your rights.

The WRC believes that knowledge leads to the power to advocate for yourself, and understand your ability to do so.

THE NUMBERS


Since 2007, the WRC has facilitated over 970 workshops for more than 10,400 individuals - most of them from vulnerable populations. 

In 2017 we offered 115 workshops (totaling over 357 hours of education) to 1322 participants.

FLEXIBILITY IN LEARNING


The WRC takes a flexible approach to workshop delivery, and strives to present complex information in plain language. 

 The majority of our workshop participants over the past few years have consisted of new Canadians and young workers.

Workshops typically last between 2-3 hours.

Each workshop we facilitate is tailored to meet the specific interests and learning objectives of learners.

WORKSHOP CONTENT / TOPICS


Alberta Employment Standards
Changes to Alberta Employment Standards (that came into effect January 1, 2018)
Employment Insurance (types of benefits and eligibility requirements, etc.

We can also provide a basic introduction to:

The Alberta Human Rights Act (as it relates to employment)
Workers' Compensation in Alberta.
Occupational Health and Safety

THE RESULTS


In 2018, 98% of our workshop participants reported that the PLE Program increased their knowledge of their employment-related rights and benefits to which they are entitled, as well as their capacity to access those rights and benefits.

This is our joint success. 

Book a Workshop

If you have further questions about the Public Legal Education program, or would like to book a workshop for your group, please contact our Public Legal Educator, Candace, at the info below.
(844) 235-7972 x:27 
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