Both the federal government (Government of Canada) and the provincial government (Government of Alberta) have created legislation to ensure that the rights and safety of health-care clients and healthcare workers are protected. By studying and understanding the legislation that guides the care of clients in Canada, and specifically in Alberta, you will have a firm foundation on which to base your actions and decisions made in the provision of care to the clients you serve. It is our (the provider) responsibility to be aware of and fully informed about legislations related to the care we (the provider) provide to the client. Below is a list of important Acts pertaining to the care environment in Alberta.