(Consumers' Association of Canada, Alberta)
Alberta Consumers' Association
The following groups have as one of their
purposes advocating for consumers or educating consumers so that they can
represent themselves in the market place.
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Consumers' Association of Canada
Association of Canada, http://www.consumer.ca), an independent, non-profit
volunteer organization, represents and informs consumers and advocates
action on their behalf to improve the quality of life.
A major project has been improving consumer
literacy with other partners including the Movement
for Canadian Literacy (MCL http://www.literacy.ca/), a national
non-profit organization representing literacy coalitions, organizations,
and individuals from every province and territory. They are supported
in part by the National
Literacy Secretariat (http://www.nald.ca/nls.htm). The NLS works
to promote literacy as an essential component for a learning society and
to make Canada's social, economic and political life more accessible to
people with weak literacy skills.
Related Publications include brochures
and Responsibilities - http://www.consumer.ca/brochure/wisecon/consumer.htm
terms and dispute resolution - http://www.consumer.ca/brochure/setting/setting.htm
terminology - http://www.consumer.ca/brochure/litck/litck.htm
An interesting affiliated organization
Manitoba (http://www.mbnet.mb.ca/crm/law/cac01.html). While the
site focuses on services available to Manitoba consumers, many provinces
have similar organizations to help consumers.
International is a worldwide non-profit federation of consumer organisations,
dedicated to the protection and promotion of consumer interests. http://www.consumersinternational.org/
is dedicated to promoting human rights and sustainable development by harnessing
the democratic potential of the Internet.
Office of Consumer Affairs-Industry Canada
Connection: Office of Consumer Affairs-Industry Canada http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_consu/consaffairs/engdoc/oca.html
Affairs , a Division of Government Services http://www.gov.ab.ca/ma/hca/consumer/index.htm
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications
Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is an independent
public authority in charge of regulating and supervising Canadian broadcasting
and telecommunications. It serves the public interest and is governed by
the Broadcasting Act of 1991 and the Telecommunications Act of 1993. http://www.crtc.gc.ca/toc.htm
Canadian Standards Association
Standards Association (CSA http://www.csa.ca) - CSA is a leader in
the field of standards development and the application of these standards
through product certification, management systems registration, and information
If you want to know who "they" are;
visit this site. This organization sets standards for many of the
products and services that you use daily. However, they provide an
opportunity for consumer groups to participate in setting the standards.
Standards Council of Canada
Council of Canada is a federal Crown corporation with the mandate to
promote efficient and effective standardization. Located in Ottawa, the
Standards Council has a 15-member governing Council and a staff of approximately
70. The organization reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry.
Many of the sites for industry organizations
contain information that is useful and informative. However,
users must remember that the organizations exist for the benefit of their
members, not consumers.
Alberta Food Processors Association
FOOD PROCESSORS ASSOCIATION provides information on the web to help
food processors. http://www.afpa.com/
Alberta Medical Association
Even your friendly doctor needs an advocate.
advocates for doctors and provides a source of information concerning clinical
practice and other concerns. See what they say about waiting times
and our collaborative effort "Partners
in Care". URL: http://www.albertadoctors.org/resources/partners.html
Alberta Pharmaceutical Association
General information about the Alberta
Pharmaceutical Association, its activities and benefits to members.
Includes updates and important information for members, links to related
sites and contacts within the organization. www.altapharm.org
Canadian Bankers Association (CBA)
The spokesman for your friendly banker.
The Canadian Bankers
Association (CBA) is a professional industry association that provides
its members - the chartered banks of Canada - with information, research,
advocacy and operational support services. Established in 1891, the CBA
is the main representative body for banks in Canada and today represents
over 50 domestic and foreign-chartered banks in Canada.
There is useful information for consumers
on this site but keep in mind the following disclaimer if you are relying
on your bank for financial advice.
Information (which includes all facts,
data and other information, collectively the "Information") in the pages
on this Canadian Bankers Association ("CBA") Website is of a general nature,
is subject to change without notice and is not intended to be relied on
by readers as advice in any particular matter. All Information on this
Website is protected by the CBA's copyright interests. http://www.cba.ca/eng/index.cfm
Ontario Securities Commission
will strive to maintain Ontario as an attractive place to invest by fostering
a securities market where markets are efficient, open and fair so that
viable businesses can raise financing and investors can have confidence
in market integrity. http://www.osc.gov.on.ca/
Retail Council of Canada
Council of Canada is a member-funded, not-for-profit, national retail
trade association. It is dedicated to reducing retailers’ costs of doing
business, giving retailers the information and tools they need to move
into the future, and representing retailers’ interests to government and
the public with competence and integrity. http://www.retailcouncil.org/welcome/welcome.html
About.com Canadian Consumer Information
has links to sites that tell visitors
how to avoid consumer problems, and where and how to find help with consumer
complaints in Canada.
Calgary Community Pages
The Calgary community network has links
interest groups (http://calcna.ab.ca/sigs/index.html)
is a listing of Canadian charities. These are the organizations that
provide services for and advocate on behalf of consumers with many different
Child & Family Canada
& Family Canada (http://www.cfc-efc.ca/index.html) is presented
through the cooperation of 46 non-profit organizations committed to the
health and well-being of children and their families. The web site was
initiated by the Canadian Child Care Federation with the support of Human
Resources Development Canada, and Industry Canada.
Edmonton Community Network
The Edmonton Community Network has listings
Resources: Business and Professional, Computing, Consumer, Labour and
Support Groups, Cultural, Educational, Engineering and Scientific, Environmental,
Health, Hobbies and Recreation, Information Highway/Community Networking,
Social Justice, Women's Organizations, Community Leagues, Libraries, People
on the net. (http://www.freenet.edmonton.ab.ca/cr/)
Public Interest Advocacy Centre/ Le Centre
Pour Defense de L'Interet Public
is a non-profit organization that provides legal and research services
on behalf of consumer interests, and, in particular vulnerable consumer
interests, concerning the provision of important public services. http://www.piac.ca/
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