STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS

CCLA actively stands up to power by fighting against rights violations, abuse of police powers, inequality, and discrimination. We stand for freedom, equality, and a better future for all people in Canada.

Our Work

Our Work Centres Around Our Five Core Beliefs

We believe in
EQUALITY
Equality - which includes equity, diversity, and inclusion – recognizes that every person is equal in value and worth, and each is deserving of fairness, dignity and rights.
We believe in
FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS
Fundamental Freedoms allow individuals and groups to express themselves, to believe and practice what they choose, and to exercise their right to vote.
We believe in
LIBERTY and DUE PROCESS
We work to ensure that constitutional rights are respected at every step of the criminal justice system, and that the extraordinary powers conferred to police and criminal courts are used proportionately, fairly, humanely, and only when absolutely necessary.
We believe in
PRIVACY
We bring a principled and rights-focused approach to assessing the impact of new technologies and surveillance, in areas ranging from policing methods to people’s public and private lives.
We Believe In
EDUCATION
CCLA & CCLET provide free workshops, seminars, and in-class sessions in schools, educational institutions, and faculties of education, educating citizens about their rights and freedoms.

What's Happening Right Now

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COVID Updates

Stay updated with all the latest news from CCLA, including our work monitoring the response to COVID-19 to ensure it’s based on science and is not unnecessarily intrusive to our liberties.

LATEST COVID UPDATES
Democratic RightsElection FinanceFreedom of ExpressionFUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMSPolitical AdvertisingVoting Rights
November 18, 2021

CCLA makes its case against Ontario’s third party advertising restrictions

On November 22, 2021, the Ontario Superior Court will hear arguments in the Working Families case, which challenges the constitutionality of restrictions placed on third party election advertising for an…
Face SurveillancePRIVACYSurveillance & Technology
November 17, 2021

CCLA and Privacy International collaborate on submissions regarding facial recognition guidelines for police agencies

The proposed OPC guidance on police use of FRT technology can help ensure police agencies’ use of FRT is lawful in the current legal landscape, but mere legal compliance will…
CRIMINAL JUSTICECriminal Records & Collateral Consequences
November 17, 2021

CCLA joins over 60 civil society organizations to call for criminal record reform

On November 17, the CCLA joined with dozens of other organizations to urge the federal government to revamp the way Canada deals with old criminal records.
COVID-19DisabilityFUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMSVaccine Passports
November 2, 2021

CCLA to Minister: Choosing not to be vaccinated should not disentitle you from employment insurance

CCLA has written to Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, urging reconsideration of a policy that would deny employment insurance benefits (EI) to individuals who lose…

In The News

IN THE NEWS
June 15, 2021

Inter News Cast

NSW Health investigates possible COVID-19 transmission in hotel quarantine
IN THE NEWS
June 15, 2021

Inter News Cast

‘The ETHOS of Forgiveness is what made America’ – Jason Whitlock and Steve Deace on Christianity vs. Wokeism
IN THE NEWS
June 15, 2021

Toronto

COVID tickets under legal scrutiny
IN THE NEWS
May 7, 2021

CBC:

Ontario walks back new policing powers following pushback.

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CCLA does not receive government funding. We rely solely on the support of our donor community.

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