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How can you help fight Bill 21 – the religious symbols ban?

Tell us your story!

“I do not wear a religious symbol. I am not religious. However, I will not be a bystander in the discrimination of a marginalized group of women who will lose their basic human right to earn a living based on their deep cultural and religious backgrounds. 

Please do not message me with how these women are oppressed. The bill is not about helping oppressed women or freeing them from religious patriarchy. This is about taking away basic rights to earn a living, have a job, support themselves and their families.” – Jan Frolic

We want to hear from you! People have been reaching out to us asking how they can help fight Bill 21, and we have loved hearing from you all! We want to amplify your stories and experiences and share our platform with you. How does a ban (like Bill 21) affect your view of Canadian values? Why do you object to a ban on religious symbols? We would love to hear your views whether or not you wear a religious symbol. How does your commitment to human rights inspire you to stand against this discriminatory law? If you do wear a religious symbol, we would really love your help in explaining to the public why you do so, and what wearing it means to you.

For a chance to share your story with our social channels, please film a very short video (30 seconds to 2 minutes) – in landscape format – with clear audio and send it to us at! We would love to receive your video entries in English, en français, or better yet, both.

NOTE: We intend to use some of these videos in public and for CCLA purposes. By sending us your video, you understand and agree to this.

Aidez- Nous à lutter contre la loi 21 – Interdiction des signes religieux !

Nous serions intéressées de recevoir vos avis !

Beaucoup des gens nous ont contacté et nous ont demandé comment ils peuvent nous aider à lutter contre le projet de loi 21. Nous avons aimé parler avec vous à propos de ce sujet. Nous voulons amplifier vos histoires et vos expériences et partagez notre plateforme avec vous !

Est-que cette loi a changer votre vision des « valeurs Canadiennes » ? Pourquoi opposez-vous à l’interdiction des symboles religieux? Nous voulons entendre le point de vue de ceux qui portent ou ne portent pas les symboles religieux.

Est-ce que votre préoccupation avec le droit de l’homme vous inspire de prendre une position contre cette loi ?

Si vous portez un symbole religieux, nous avons besoin de votre aide pour expliquer au public pourquoi vous le faites, et ce que cela signifie pour vous.

SI vous voulez partager votre histoire avec les gens qui suivent nos pages médias sociaux, vous pouvez nous envoyer une très courte vidéo (30 secondes à 2 minutes maximum) – en format portrait, son clair s.v.p- à!

Nous serions ravis de recevoir vos vidéos en anglais, en français, ou mieux encore : bilingue !

Note : Votre vidéo pourrait être utilisée pour nos communications sociaux. Quand vous nous envoyez votre vidéo, vous avez compris et accepté cet accord.

Volunteer with ccla

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Education Trust! We are thankful for the involvement of individuals who generously donate their time, expertise and passion to advance our work to defend and protect civil liberties. Whether it is lending a hand at our events or campaigns, helping out on our administrative team, conducting research relating to CCLA’s ongoing advocacy efforts, or pitching in wherever the need is greatest – we appreciate the support of all our volunteers.


We are seeking for volunteers passionate about social justice issues to help with various communications and fundraising tasks.

For a full volunteer description, please click here. To apply please email Aliya Karim at or call (416) 646-1404.

Summer law student volunteer opportunities

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has a number of summer volunteer opportunities available for law students and law graduates. Applicants should be aware that these positions are strictly volunteer opportunities for which the CCLA does not offer compensation of any kind. However, in some cases volunteers have been able to secure sponsorship of their work for CCLA through law school fellowships, or other externally funded sources, or have been able to obtain course credit through law school internships.

For information about summer legal volunteer opportunities at CCLA, please see our application guide.

Fall/Winter legal volunteers

If you are a student attending a Canadian law school and are interested in volunteering during the school year, please talk to your local Pro Bono Students representative regarding a CCLA placement.

General volunteer opportunities

CCLA receives many volunteer requests, and while we do not always have projects that require volunteer assistance, we will keep your contact information and get in touch should opportunities arise. To volunteer with CCLA, please email Aliya Karim at

Education volunteer opportunities

Want to join a team of legal experts and educators to deliver cutting-edge democratic literacy programs in schools and faculties of education? While we do not always have projects that require volunteer assistance, we will keep your contact information and get in touch should we need assistance.

To volunteer with CCLET, please email Aliya Karim at