The Clayton Ruby Fund was established at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in 2023 with a generous donation from long-time supporter Elaine Slater and her family. Their goal was to provide financial stability for CCLA while also honouring Clayton Ruby as an outstanding champion of rights and freedoms.
Funds donated to the Clayton Ruby Fund will be used to inspire, engage and support the next generation of litigators who will carry on Mr. Ruby’s tradition of using the law to create more social justice for all people in Canada.
The Clayton Ruby Fund has two components:
- An endowment fund for long-term financial sustainability
- Funding for immediate advocacy and litigation work at CCLA and other organizations in defence of Charter rights and freedoms, and summer fellowships in public interest litigation for law students.
Donors to the Clayton Ruby Fund can choose whether they would like to designate their gift to the endowment fund or to fund immediate work in public interest litigation and student fellowships.