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 Areas

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
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
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

FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMSNB Abortion RightsPRESS RELEASESWomen
June 24, 2022

CCLA Reacts to Decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization

The CCLA continues to work to ensure that governments do not overreach in exercising their powers during the pandemic.
DisabilityEQUALITYFUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS
June 23, 2022

CCLA Welcomes Decision Promoting Access to Justice

The CCLA continues to work to ensure that governments do not overreach in exercising their powers during the pandemic.
Conditions of ConfinementCRIMINAL JUSTICEPRESS RELEASESPrisons, Jails & Community SupervisionPRIVACYSearch & SeizureSearch & SeizureSurveillance & PrivacyUnreasonable Search & Seizure
June 20, 2022

Canadian Civil Liberties Association launches constitutional challenge to Ontario’s strip search law

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and a woman with personal experience have launched a major constitutional challenge to Ontario’s law governing strip searches in provincial jails. The legal challenge claims…
Bill 21EQUALITYFUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMSMAJOR CASES & REPORTSPRESS RELEASES
June 16, 2022

Remarques à l’occasion de l’anniversaire d’une hypocrisie – la loi 21

CIVIL LIBERTIES GROUPS SEEK LEAVE TO APPEAL BILL 21 DECISION NCCM & CCLA file an application for leave to appeal Justice Yergeau’s decision.

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In The News

IN THE NEWS
April 8, 2022

Toronto Sun: Opinion – Prohibiting demonstrations will stamp out social justice activism

It’s one of the oldest plays in the book — a crisis is followed by new laws that are intentionally broad enough to be applied to just about anybody considered…
Emergencies Act NewsIN THE NEWS
February 18, 2022

Daily Caller: Canadian Civil Liberties Association Sues Government After Trudeau Invokes Emergencies Act

The CCLA is specifically planning to sue over the invocation of the Emergencies Act.
Emergencies Act NewsIN THE NEWS
February 17, 2022

CBC: Canadian Civil Liberties Association to sue federal government over Emergencies Act

CCLA says government's decision to invoke act infringes on Canadians' Charter rights.
Emergencies Act NewsIN THE NEWS
February 17, 2022

The Record: Civil liberties group files suit over use of Emergencies Act against convoy protests

The CCLA says the federal Liberals are invoking the act when the law’s own terms say it shouldn’t be used.

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

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