Marriage Commissioner
Contact: Lesley Young, 778-6219 or 778-2238
Fax: 778-5281
Address: 43 Blueberry Drive, T7S 1R2
Email: dryoung@telusplanet.net

Description: Perform civil wedding ceremonies in Whitecourt and surrounding area.

Alberta Human Rights & Citizenship Commission

Phone: 427-7661 Fax:427-6013
Address: 8th Standard Life Centre,
10405 Jasper Ave.. Edmonton, AB. T5J 4R7
Website: www.albertahumanrights.ab.ca

Description: In Alberta, the Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act protects Albertans from discriminations. The act establishes the Alberta Human Rights and Citizen Commission to carry out functions under the Act. The Commission, and independent commission created by the Government of Alberta in Canada, serves Albertans by offering human rights education services and by helping Albertans resolve human rights complaints. The Commission's goals are to foster equality and reduce discrimination.

Better Business Bureau of Central & Northern Alberta

Contact: Deb Manz. 488-6632 Fax: 482-1150
Address: Rm. 888, 9707-110 St, Edmonton. T5K 2L9
Email: info@edmontonbbb.org

Description: Promote truth in advertising and selling. Conduct and mediates business-consumer problems. Handle consumer complaints. Foster fair practices in business community. Offer binding arbitration to settle disputes. Provide information on any business.

Legal Aid Society of Alberta
Contact: Susan White - Regional Administrator
Phone: 778-7178 Fax: 778-7150
Address: Provincial Building, 5020-52 Ave., T7S 1N2
Email: whitecourt@legalaid.ab.ca

Description: Provide legal access to those who can not afford to finance legal representation

Student Legal Services
Address: 11011 - 88 Ave., Edmonton. AB, T6G OZ3
Phone: 492-2226 Fax: 492-7574
Email: slsoed@ualberta.ca
Website: www.law.ualberta.ca/students/sls

Description: Law students able to provide free information in the area of civil, family and criminal law

Edmonton John Howard Society
Contact: Maureen Collins, Executive Director
Phone: 428-7590 Fax: 425-1549
Address: 301, 10526 Jasper Ave. Edmonton. T5J 1Z7
Email: info@johnhoward.org

Description: Edmonton John Howard Society is a non-profit community based crime prevention agency operating in Edmonton since 1949. Through their programs and services they work to prevent crime and to help people affected by crime. They provide counseling and community support, employment training, education services, residential program, victim assistance and volunteer services.

Office of the Ombudsman

Contact: Scott Sutton, Ombudsman of Alberta
Phone: 427-2756 Fax: 427-2759
Address: #2800 10303 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, T5J 5C3
Email: om.buds@gov.ab.ca
Website: www.ombudsman.ab.ca

Description: The primary purpose of the Ombudsman is to conduct impartial investigations on receipt of written complaints from individuals who believe they have been treated unfairly by the provincial government. The Ombudsman is independent of government and has broad powers to investigate actions, decisions, practices and procedures of government departments, boards, agencies and commissions. Individuals are required to complete all available appeals before the Ombudsman may consider investigating. The Office of the Ombudsman also assists individuals in directing complaints to the appropriate contacts, departments or other complaint mechanisms when the complaint is outside the Ombudsman's jurisdiction to investigate. The Ombudsman does not investigate disputes between private individuals.