Portage College Public Legal Education Program at a Glance

The Portage College Public Legal Education (PLE) Program is a public service initiative offered in partnership with the Alberta Law Foundation. The program offers learning opportunities to individuals, families, and communities throughout North Eastern Alberta through the provision of information, resources, and education on a variety of legal topics.  Some areas of interest might include:

  • Aboriginal Rights & Law
  • Consumer Law (Credit and Debtor)
  • Criminal Law
  • Going to Court (Court Processes)
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Wills and Estates
  • Youth Criminal Law


The Portage College PLE Program is in a unique position being the only rural based PLE program in Alberta. In order to deliver effective and valuable community-based programming PLE must collaborate and form partnerships with many communities and organizations across our service region to carry out our program goals and objectives.


The following are examples of seminars that have been offered by the Public Legal Education Program throughout the Northeast region

  • A-B-C’s of the Child, Youth & Family Enhancement Act
  • Applying for a Records Suspension (formerly a Pardon): Step by Step Guidance
  • FASD and the Justice System
  • Legal Research 101
  • Processes of the Criminal Justice System
  • Protection Against Family Violence Act (PAFVA)
  • Traffic Safety & the Law
  • Victims Services Protocols
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act: Life with a Criminal Record

Interested in Hosting an Event?

If you are interested in hosting an event/seminar in your community/organization please call or email us. We have a toll free number, direct line as well as email on the contact page of this website.