CPLEA Suggested Resources

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Alberta Resources

Alberta Small Business Resources is a directory of business resources for new and established entrepreneurs. This Alberta government site provides information on: starting a business, operating a business effectively, how to explore different ways to fund a business (loans, grants, investors), and covers regulations for small businesses.

Related legal topic(s): Business

Business Link is Alberta’s entrepreneurial hub. They are a non-profit organization that helps people start their own businesses. If you’ve got an innovative idea and the motivation to take the next step, they’ll give you the tools to make your business idea a reality, and connect you with the most relevant small business resources.

Related legal topic(s): Business

This online tip sheet is from Service Alberta. Includes information about: What is a franchise?; What is the law in Alberta?; Before you Buy a Franchise; Franchise Fraud; For More Information; Franchises in Alberta. (PDF - 4 pages)

Related legal topic(s): Business

Learn more about incorporating as an Alberta corporation. This Alberta government site provides answers to questions on "what is a limited corporation, how do I form an Alberta corporation, what forms do I need to fill our and how do I apply for incorporation.

Related legal topic(s): Business

This website, created by a team from McEwan University, provides a series of video vignettes that realistically portray legal issues that the average business person may have to deal with when conducting business in Alberta. There are also case studies and online acivities. The focus is to develop an overall awareness and understanding of legal issues in a business setting.

Related legal topic(s): Business, Classroom materials, Contracts

Explore information and resources for starting and running a business or corporation in Alberta. This Alberta government site provides links to information on: setting up a business in Alberta, business licensing and permits, funding opportunities, as well as tools and resources for running a business.

Related legal topic(s): Business


This publication prepared by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is intended to provide readers with a general overview of the ten principles included in the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and how these principles affect associations and non-profit organizations (PDF - 10 pages).

Related legal topic(s): Business, Freedom of information, Non-profit and charity law, Privacy