The General Insurance OmbudService (GIO) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation that has been in operation since 2002 providing dispute resolution services for conflicts between complainants and their insurers in the areas of home, auto and business insurance. GIO’s neutral and professional mediators and experienced Information Officers help complainants and insurance companies work toward a solution that is in the best interests of both parties in a fair, independent and impartial environment. (PDF - 2 pages)
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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.
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)
The Better Business Bureau of Central & Northern Alberta offers a dispute resolution service to consumers and businesses that has a two-fold goal: Helping the consumer with a marketplace problem. Helping legitimate businesses correct or remove by voluntary action the source and cause of the complaint.
Misunderstandings, miscommunications, and mistakes happen: your BBB’s Dispute Settlement Centre is available to help consumers and businesses resolve marketplace quarrels when they arise. Your BBB assists companies to resolve disputes by providing mediation and arbitration services. Unique to this BBB is our ability to provide both in-house resolution services to companies and outsource the management of dispute resolution programs for a select group of clients, such as acting as the Arbitration Administrator for the Jurisdictional Assignment Plan of the Alberta Construction Industry.
A step by step guide for Albertans thinking about setting up a new business. The guide is published by Business Link. They are a non-profit organization that helps Alberta entrepreneurs start their own businesses.
Registry transactions include the issuing and renewing of drivers’ licences, registrations of birth, marriage and death, land title searches and transfers, and registrations of corporations, vehicles, and liens. The majority of these services are delivered on behalf of the Government of Alberta by registry agents located in communities throughout the province. This section of the Service Alberta website provides information on registries in the following categories: Charitable organizations; Corporate registry; Drivers/vehicles; Land titles; Personal property registry; Registry agents (find an agent) and Vital statistics. Many related forms can be downloaded and some services are now available online.
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.