CCLA is a national civil liberties organization that was constituted to promote respect for and observance of fundamental human rights and civil liberties in Canada. To advance these objectives we participate in litigation as a party and as an intervenor; speak to government committees preparing legislation at provincial and federal levels; hold public meetings and rallies; make representations before public inquiries; conduct surveys of people’s experiences with various laws; publish articles and appear regularly in the mass media; hold seminars and have education programs for students as young as grade 3 through high school, university and law school.
Please see below for some frequently asked questions regarding donating to CCLA.
If you have any questions about our work or about your donation, please contact us at (416) 646-1404.
Yes! The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is a registered charity (Registration number 754802288 RR0001)
CCLA raises funds from the general public and private donors. Unlike most non-profit organizations, CCLA does not receive funding from the government. This helps us to maintain our independence so that we may better represent people across Canada. The lawyers who do work for us mostly do so on a pro bono basis.
CCLA was incorporated in 1964. CCLET was created by CCLA as its charitable educational research arm in 1967. CCLA is focused on litigation, civil liberties monitoring/research and advocacy, while CCLET engages in public education, including speeches, presentations, op-eds, as well as delivering programmes in schools and faculties of education. The two organizations share staff and resources.
If you called us to make a donation, you will receive it within the quarter. If you made a donation online, your receipt was emailed to you automatically. You can request that a PDF tax receipt be emailed to you again if you are unable to find your receipt.
If you donated by mail but would like to receive your (PDF) tax receipt via email, please contact us.
Monthly donors will receive a year-end cumulative tax receipt for all monthly donations in January for the previous year (e.g. for your donations from January to December, you will receive your receipt in January of the following year).
CCLA is always committed to engaging with our donors and giving people the opportunity to become a monthly donor. As a donor, you may receive a call from our fundraising partner, Public Outreach, telling you about our most recent cases and how you can support our critical work.