Are rights and freedoms your thing? Keen to increase your activism skills and hone your ability to advocate for positive social/political change? Interested in the frontiers of civil liberties battles in Canada, such as the intersection between emerging technologies, government surveillance, and privacy? Want to spend time engaging with and learning from some of Canada’s foremost constitutional law experts and exploring the complex legal issues CCLA’s legal directors are currently thinking about?
If your answers are yes, then Camp CCLA is for you!
Building on our 50+ years as Canada’s leading civil liberties defender and educator, summer 2020 sees the launch of Camp CCLA. Offering two one-week modules, pick the one you are most interested in or come to both! Hosted by Ryerson University, Camp CCLA gives you the added benefit of real-life university campus experience.
Led by CCLA’s education and legal experts and law student staff, Camp CCLA will provide you with an immersive, highly engaging learning experience.
Each week includes interactive learning activities, small-group exercises, guest lectures with invited experts from the legal and community sectors, at least one field-trip, and an over-arching week-long project.
Want to stand up to power? Change the world? Come learn how to change it with us! CCLA fights for the civil liberties, human rights, and democratic freedoms of all people in Canada, and since 1964, we have been at the forefront of all of cutting edge Canadian civil liberties debates, working in the courts, before legislative committees, in the classrooms, and on the streets. We have a well-deserved reputation for our principled stand on such issues as equality, fundamental freedoms, national security, censorship, capital punishment, and police and state accountability, and our ability to make change happen!
RADvocacy Week will see you exploring avenues for challenging injustice through the courts using the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, whilst also working with like-minded folk and community-based groups to build grassroots campaigns to advocate for change. Tackling current rights and freedoms issues, you will draft court documents, strategize with lawyers, develop legal arguments, dialogue with community-based activists, build a change campaign, and pitch your cause!
High school students currently in grades 10 – 12 interested in rights and freedoms, law, civil liberties, activism, technology, making positive social change, and meeting like-minded people!
Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, in downtown Toronto
No, Camp CCLA does not give you a high school credit. But it will look great on your postsecondary education applications!
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