Internet Resources

The following Internet Resources may be useful for teachers and non-teachers.

Federal laws apply all across the country. Provincial laws are different from province to province, so be careful when using a resource from another province.

Canadian Legal Information Institute
To find various court decisions and federal and provincial statutes and regulations.

Community Legal Education Association

  • FAQ’s on Commercial/Corporate Law, Consumer Protection/Small Claims, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Family Law, Landlord & Tenant, Legal Aid, Neighbours, Wills & Estates, Youth Criminal Justice.
  • Publications that can be ordered or downloaded including

Copyright Matters 
This booklet focuses on copyright as it relates to schools.  Publication on the website of Council of Ministers of Education of Canada.

Courts in Manitoba
Information about the courts in Manitoba and court process as well as a glossary of legal terms.

Criminal Law Procedure 
Summary of a criminal law case step by step.

Employment Standards Manitoba
English as a Second Language Teacher Resources for levels 3 & 4 and 5- 7.  Includes lesson plans, resource section,student photocopies and audio files (young workers, uniforms, hours worked, unpaid leaves, termination).

Family Law in Manitoba
Available in French and English, online or hard copy.  Good summary and overview of family law.  2014 edition available in hard copy.

Justice Education Society 
Explore their YCJA site.

Also explore their mock trials – scripted (2 civil, 10 criminal), non-scripted (3 elementary and 3 advanced)

Law Faculty – University of Manitoba 
Information for prospective students seeking admission to Law School.

Laws of Manitoba 
Manitoba Statutes, Regulations, Court Rules and Forms on-line.

Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
Under Education – Teachers’ Institute – section includes lesson plans. Bills information on how laws are made.

Ontario Justice Education Network
Resources include mock trials and case summaries.

Parliament of Canada
Under About Parliament – various educational programs and resources classroom activities and background resources for teachers, including grade specific programs and products for teachers and students and a teacher kit that can be ordered.

Supreme Court of Canada
Under Resources – Resources for Teachers section – products available to order or download: Supreme Court of Canada brochure, Pamphlet, Poster, Youth Activity Book, Mock Trial.

Try Judging
An on-line interactive program that introduces students to the role of judges in the Canadian judicial system.  Includes student resources (5 case scenarios:  Drugs in the backpack, Hotel sues youths who damage hotel room, Teacher sued for assaulting student, Bail Hearing in armed robbery case, and The Protest), teacher resources (videos, lesson plans and teaching modules).

Youth Justice
Educational tools for teaching the Youth Criminal Justice Act available on Justice Canada’s website.