By Peter Goffin on July 18, 2014
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.
Studies have shown that LGBTQ students feel safer and more accepted when they know […]
By Abby Deshman on July 16, 2014
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association applauds today’s release of revised police record check guidelines for Ontario.
The revised guidelines are the result of two years of collaboration and dialogue between the CCLA and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), including significant evidentiary research and community consultation. In CCLA’s view, the guidelines, which eliminate the […]
By Noa Mendelsohn Aviv on July 9, 2014
CCLA welcomes the decision of the Federal Court, reinstating healthcare that had been provided for more than 50 years to refugee claimants and others seeking Canada’s protection. 2012 cuts to this coverage, according to today’s ruling, had the effect of denying these individuals funding for life-saving medications such as insulin and cardiac drugs, for basic […]
By Peter Goffin on June 27, 2014
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has received a grant from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) to develop an online civil liberties information portal. This portal will provide strategic, interactive online tools to empower vulnerable populations, enabling them to share and gain knowledge and experience; engage with civil liberties issues; and increase participation in policy-making and democracy. […]
By April Julian on June 20, 2014
CCLA invites you to a panel discussion about students’ experiences of homophobic bullying, school inaction, and obstacles to creating real Gay-Straight Alliances. Learn about your rights as a student or ally and what YOU can do.
SPEAKERS: Christopher Karas, a high school student who filed a human rights complaint against his school for discrimination […]
By Cara Zwibel on June 13, 2014
The Supreme Court of Canada has rendered its decision in R. v. Spencer, a case that considered the privacy interests that an individual has in Internet activities and affirmed that anonymity is a key component of the right to privacy. The Court also clarified a point of long-standing disagreement between privacy advocates and law enforcement […]
By Peter Goffin on June 12, 2014
The International Network of Civil liberties Organizations (INCLO) is holding a discussion on police use of force and human rights’ protections in social protests, Friday, June 13 in Geneva, 2 pm – 4 pm local time. Click here to watch a live stream of the proceedings.
The UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary […]
By Cara Zwibel on June 6, 2014
On June 5, 2014 CCLA appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights as part of its consideration on Bill C-13, the government’s so-called cyberbullying legislation. Other than creating a new offence to deal with the non-consensual distribution of intimate images, the Bill has very little to do with cyberbullying. […]
By Cara Zwibel on May 30, 2014
On May 28, 2014, Ontario’s Divisional Court released its decision in Taylor-Baptiste v. OPSEU, confirming the right of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal to consider Charter values, including freedom of expression, when assessing whether there has been discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code. The CCLA had intervened in the case to promote a robust […]
By Peter Goffin on May 30, 2014
DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION – 2014
Full-time senior level position
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) is one of Canada’s leading civil liberties organizations with an energetic and highly dedicated staff who are committed to advancing civil liberties and human rights in Canada. The Director of Administration will work closely with the Executive Director to ensure a positive […]