Canadian Institute of Resources Law
The Canadian Institute of Resources Law is a leading national centre of expertise on legal and policy issues relating to Canada's natural resources. Since its establishment in 1979, the Institute has pursued a three-fold mandate of research, education and publication. The Institute initiates projects and responds to requests from the public and private sectors and from non-governmental organizations.
As mandated, the Institute aims to:
As well as contributing to the work of governments, universities and the legal industry, the Institute assists the public by providing independent studies that are balanced, well-researched views of the legal problems involved in the management of natural resources.
The Institute was incorporated on the basis of a proposal prepared by a Study Team convened by the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary. The Institute continues to work in close association with the Faculty of Law, although it is managed by its own Board of Directors and has a separate affiliation agreement with the University of Calgary.
The Institute is supported by grants and contracts from the Alberta Law Foundation, the Government of Canada, provincial and territorial governments, other foundations, and the private sector.