About the Prize: Each year, CCLET holds a high school essay competition in honor of the late Bernard Chernos, a civil libertarian, lawyer, and lover of lively debate. Students from across Canada are asked to respond to one of three questions dealing with a conflict of Charter rights and freedoms for a chance to win $500 […]
CCLET’s Teaching Civil Liberties program brings engaging speakers into Faculties of Education, where teacher candidates learn strategies for encouraging civic engagement and critical thinking about rights and freedoms in their future classrooms. With roughly 2,000 prospective teachers participating in this program each year — many of whom will go on to teach hundreds of students […]
The Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust will celebrate its 21st annual Fundamental Freedoms Conference this year on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The annual conference brings together hundreds of Toronto District School Board high school students. Students attending have the opportunity to attend workshops on many issues including: food security, police carding, health, sexuality, and the […]
If you want to keep informed about controversies in schools and learning, or stay up-to-date on social justice and education issues, then you may want to have a look at these blog postings, op eds, speeches and articles by CCLET staff members. CCLET writes! Our Director of Education, Danielle McLaughlin, has published many articles […]
The Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust (CCLET) is a non-profit research and educational organization created by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
Children who think critically about their rights and responsibilities are better prepared to live in a diverse community. Understanding that different views are acceptable and that we can disagree with one another respectfully are important aspects of democratic and civic engagement. There are even indications that schools where these ideas are alive and at work may […]
The Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust maintains that anyone who has the capacity to say “that’s not fair,” can then engage in critical thinking about rights and responsibilities. Check out the links below to explore the many ways in which CCLET’s school programs and resources can help to encourage the development of democratic habits and prepare the […]
Please feel free to try these tools in your classrooms and tell us how it went; or if you have a lesson plan, book or resource of your own that you would like to share with us, please let us know!
High School students are acutely aware of issues of fairness, and are learning to look critically at the world around them and question what they see. CCLET helps to prepare the next generation of Canadians for civic engagement by introducing teens to the exploration of civil liberties and encouraging the development of democratic habits. . […]
As soon as children can say, “That’s Not Fair!” they are ready to talk about their rights and freedoms. That’s Not Fair! is a series developed by the Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust to invite kids, ages 7 to 11, to think critically about what it means to live in a democracy.