A national network of provincial organizations has been at the forefront in establishing PLE as a field of practice and in promoting it as an essential part of our justice system, along with its innovative responses to that system’s changing needs. They have been supported in this effort by provincial and federal ministries of justice, provincial law foundations and national organizations, such as the now defunct Canadian Legal Information Centre.
While provincial PLE organizations have played a prominent role in delivering public legal education, hundreds of other agencies undertake activities that also play a role in providing PLE or information to the public. This broader group of agencies includes ministries of education, heritage, and immigration; schools; public and special libraries; bar associations; courts; community, service and advocacy organizations; and special interest groups. In many instances, these agencies work collaboratively with a major PLE organization to enhance their joint effectiveness as well as the efforts of each agency.
Resources of Interest: PLE providers
National public legal education association
Public Legal Education Association of Canada (PLEAC)
Public legal education organizations: Profiles
The side bar provides quick links to the main PLE organizations in Canada.
LawCentral Alberta provides the most comprehensive list of agencies involved in public legal education.
Canadian Law Information Council/Canadian Legal Information Centre/Centre canadien d’informaiton juridique
Documents of interest: PLE Providers