About us

Since 1964, the CCLA has passionately defended the fundamental human rights and civil liberties of all Canadians through:
  • Public Education
  • Litigation
  • Citizen’s Engagement
  • Monitoring and Research

CCLET presents:

"That's Not Fair!"

An animated series of videos, online games, and lesson plans to introduce children ages 7-11 to critical thinking and the habits of democracy. Read more...
   
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Education Trust have created a guide to LGBTQ rights in schools. This resource will help students, allies, and teachers better understand students’ rights, and how to take positive action toward making schools a safer place for all. Click here to read the full guide

Education

Since the early 1990s, the Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust has developed a unique approach to teaching civil liberties in the classroom. The organization provides free workshops and seminars in schools and educational institutions to teach citizens about social justice, their rights and freedoms.Read more...

Fundamental Freedoms

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects those freedoms that are considered fundamental in a democratic society. These freedoms include:
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Freedom of Association
  • Freedom of Assembly
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Freedom of Information
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Public Safety

The CCLA monitors the legal and policy frameworks that govern policing and the administration of justice in Canada to ensure that they are sufficiently respectful of civil liberties and Charter rights. This program includes:
  • Police Powers
  • Police Accountability
  • Privacy and Policing
  • Liberty and Due-Process
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National Security

Through litigation and advocacy, CCLA works for accountability and compliance with Canada"s legal obligations. The key issues are:
  • Privacy & National Security
  • Fair Trial & Due Process
  • Absolute Prohibition Against Torture
  • Security Certificates
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Equality

The equality program concerns all forms of discrimination, and seeks to promote fairness and equality in Canada. The following groups fall within the CCLA program:
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Immigration
  • LGBT
  • Race / Ethnicity / Religion
  • Socioeconomic Status
  • Youth
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Recent work

Recent Work

RSS Rights Watch

  • Le port du voile lors des examens du Barreau brésilien : L’interdiction prend fin April 18, 2015
    Il y a un mois, j’ai publié un article sur Charlyane de Souza, une étudiante de la cinquième année de droit qui a été empêchée de passer les examens du Barreau du Brésil en portant le voile musulman. Hier, l’entité qui regroupe les avocats du pays a annoncé une modification du règlement sur les examens. […]
  • Le conflit au Yémen sous la loupe du Haut-Commissariat aux droits de l’homme de l’ONU April 16, 2015
    La guerre civile yéménite se montre de plus en plus sanglante. Depuis le mois de mars 2015, presque quatre centaines de civils ont été tuées, parmi eux 84 enfants et 25 femmes. Des dizaines de bâtiments publics, tels que des écoles et des hôpitaux, ont été endommagés à cause de frappes aériennes. Plus récemment, les […]
  • Jakarta paye le prix? April 16, 2015
    Le gouvernement de Joko Widodo a protesté hier contre la décapitation d’une citoyenne indonésienne condamnée en Arabie Saoudite pour le meurtre de son employeur. L’exécution de Sitti Zeineb a eu lieu à Médina mardi dernier. Selon la lettre de protestation de la diplomatie de l’Indonésie, qui a été suivie de la convocation de l’ambassadeur saoudien […]
  • Police and protesters continue to clash as Quebec heats up for anti-austerity spring April 9, 2015
    Over the past several weeks, Quebec has seen the start of what is planned to be a spring season of action against austerity measures in the province. A number of recent incidents have seen aggressive police tactics ending in arrests and injuries to citizens. On March 26, a Quebec City police officer shot student Naomi […]
  • Malvinas War Soldiers to Take Torture Case to IACHR April 2, 2015
    Soldiers who fought in Malvinas war in 1982 will attempt to seek redress for the torture they suffered during the way. This comes after last month’s Argentinian Supreme Court decision that they will not be examining the alleged claims of torture suffered by Argentine soldiers at the hands of their senior officers while they were serving […]