CCLA Awaits Release of Police Encounters with People in Crisis Report

By on July 23, 2014

July 24, 2014 – The CCLA eagerly awaits the release of Justice Iacobucci’s report tomorrow, Police Encounters with People in Crisis. The CCLA made written submissions, found here, and Executive Director and General Counsel Sukanya Pillay, participated in a round-table discussion with stakeholders. The report is the culmination of the Independent Review looking in to […]

Canadian Civil Liberties Association Releases Report, “Set Up to Fail: Bail and the Revolving Door of Pre-trial Detention”

By on July 23, 2014

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has released a report: Set Up to Fail: Bail and the Revolving Door of Pre-trial Detention, which questions the extensive rise in pre-trial custody populations and identifies the extreme personal and financial costs of current practices in Canadian bail courts.

Download the full report, Set Up to Fail: Bail and […]

Advisory: Canadian Civil Liberties Association to Release New Report on Bail System, Pre-Trial Detention

By on July 22, 2014


Please join the Canadian Civil Liberties Association on July 23, 2014, for the  release of its new report on bail and pre-trial detention. The report, which is the  result of a year-long study of the operation of bail in five provinces and  territories, highlights Canada’s increasing reliance on pre-trial detention,  presents new data about the […]

CCLA Creates Guide to LGBTQ Rights in Schools

By 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 […]

CCLA Applauds Revised Ontario Record Check Guidelines

By 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 […]

Federal Court Decides: Cuts to Refugee Healthcare are Shocking, Unconscionable, Unconstitutional

By 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 […]

CCLA Receives Grant to Develop Online Civil Liberties Portal

By 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. […]

GSAs, Homophobia, and Transphobia in Schools: Know Your Rights!

By 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 […]

A Win at the Supreme Court on Internet Privacy

By 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 […]

INCLO Discussion – Social Protest and Human Rights

By 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 […]