Legal and Consular Assistance

Consular Services:

The Consulate General of Ukraine in Edmonton provides assistance with matters pertaining to your Ukrainian passport, documents, and citizenship.

Unit 327, 9707 110 St. NW Edmonton, AB, T5K 2L9

(780) 425-3217

Important update about phone hours for the Consul General of Ukraine.

New Telephone Hours:
Monday –  9AM—12PM;
Tuesday – 3PM—6PM;
Wednesday – 9AM – 12PM;
Thursday – 4PM – 6PM;
Friday – CLOSED for phone calls

Legal Services:

The Canadian Bar Association  

Lawyers in the CBA Immigration Law Section are spearheading an initiative to provide services, without charge, to individuals affected by the crisis in Ukraine.  


  • Legal consultations and advice for those seeking to take advantage of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s facilitative initiatives and programs to bring eligible Ukrainian nationals to Canada.  

Legal Aid Alberta 

Income-based service, must meet eligibility criteria, offers reduced rates. 

Provides representation for: 

  • Serious Criminal Charges 
  • Youth Criminal Matters 
  • Family Law Issues 
  • Child Welfare Matters 
  • Immigration/Refugee Claims 
  • Adult Guardianship/Trusteeship 
  • Income Support Matters 

Does NOT provide support for civil law matters such as personal injury, medical malpractice, etc. 

Find An Immigration Consultant 

Site with links to find Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) and Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs). These professionals can help with Immigration issues. 

Find A Lawyer 

Website with links to a lawyer directory and lawyer referral service. Can filter to find a lawyer who speaks your language, including Ukrainian. 

Pro Bono Ontario 

Free telephone hotline provides legal assistance to Ukrainians arriving in Canada affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

The Hotline focusses on immigration-related issues and also provides assistance and referrals for other legal issues related to resettlement, such as housing or employment matters. Available in Ukrainian Language. 

Alberta Legal Information 

Information about Alberta’s Justice System, and legal processes. Can request help with information and court forms. 

Landlord And Tenant Laws 

Information about tenant/landlord laws and rental rights.  

Residential Tenancy Dispute Service 

Legal service to help resolve disputes between landlords and tenants. 

Alberta Law Library 

Legal information and resources.  

211 Alberta 

Can help connect you with resources and information in Alberta, including legal resources. Call or text 2-1-1.  

The Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association 

 Offers free legal information sessions. You can watch past webinars on the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Webinars 2022 YouTube Channel.

  • To attend our free information sessions, please register at this link here.
  • Contact Information:

The College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants 

Search for licensed immigration consultants (some fluent in Ukrainian).

RCMP Website 

To report serious allegations that war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed in Ukraine

Edmonton Community Legal Centre 

Provides free legal information and advice to low income individuals. 

  • Family Law (seperation, divorce, child custody, child support, and more) 
  • Landlord and Tenant Issues 
  • Employment Issues 
  • Human Rights 
  • Debt 
  • Small Claims 
  • Immigration 
  • Income Support Appeals 

Student Legal Services- Edmonton 

Student-managed organisation helping low-income individuals in Edmonton understand their legal issues. Legal INFORMATION, not advice. Income based.  

Can assist with: 

  • Criminal law (Basic criminal law information and minor criminal matters) 
  • Civil law (landlord/tenant matters, contracts, etc.) 
  • Family law matters 
  • Legal Education 

Elizabeth Fry Society 

Support for women who come into conflict with the law. Also provides free legal advice to survivors of sexual violence. May provide: 

  • Referrals to duty counsel 
  • Referrals to community resources 

Calgary Legal Guidance 

Calgary Legal Guidance provides legal information and advice to low-income people who cannot afford a lawyer and do not qualify for Legal Aid. It can help with a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, family, criminal and civil issues. Free legal clinics operate Monday through Thursday evenings. 

Student Legal Assistance – Calgary 

Offers legal information and representation to low-income residents of the Calgary area.  

Services provided by law students from the University of Calgary.  

  • civil matters 
  • criminal offences y 
  • landlord/tenant matters 
  • traffic violations 
  • family matters (except divorce) 
  • small claims 
  • social assistance/AISH/employment insurance appeals 
  • student academic and non-academic appeals and administrative tribunal work.

Women’s Centre Legal Advice Clinic 

Volunteer lawyers provide free, half-hour legal advice sessions to women. These sessions aim to provide a starting point when accessing the legal system.  

The clinics address: 

  • family issues 
  • civil cases 
  • immigration  
  • Other types of law except for criminal law

Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic – Red Deer  

Provides free legal services to people who do not qualify for Legal Aid and who cannot afford a lawyer.  

Helps wide range of issues including, but not limited to: 

  • Family 
  • Civil 
  • Criminal 
  • Wills 
  • Immigration law

Service is provided through appointments booked in advance and legal advice is not given over the phone. 

Grande Prairie Legal Guidance  

Grande Prairie Legal Guidance provides free legal information and advice to low to moderate income people who have a legal issue but do not qualify for legal aid.  

It can help with matters including: 

  • Family law 
  • Landlord and tenant matters 
  • Employment 
  • Debt/contract 
  • Traffic/bylaw 
  • Wills and estates 
  • Criminal law and civil law.  

GPLG does not provide representation in court.

Lethbridge Legal Guidance  

Provides free legal assistance, information, and advocacy to individuals experiencing financial difficulties who need legal services and representation and who do not qualify for Legal Aid.  

Volunteer lawyers provide legal information and advice on a variety of issues including  

  • Family 
  • Civil matters 
  • Employment law 
  • Criminal law 
  • Immigration law.  

Free clinics operate on Tuesday evenings.

Medicine Hat Legal Help Centre 

The Medicine Hat Legal Help Centre provides free information and advice to low to moderate incoming people who have a legal issue but do not qualify for Legal Aid.  

It can help with matters including: 

  • Family law 
  • Employment issues 
  • Debt and foreclosure 
  • Estate and administration 
  • Estate/life planning 
  • Immigration issues 
  • Landlord and tenant disputes 
  • Civil matters.