The Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust (CCLET) is a non-profit research and educational organization created by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Each year CCLET reaches over 10,000 primary to graduate level students, from a wide range of public, separate, and private educational institutions. Through the Civil Liberties in the Schools and the Teaching Civil Liberties Projects, which are funded by the CCLET and the Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO), the organization provides free workshops, seminars, and in-class sessions in schools, educational institutions, and faculties of education, educating citizens about their rights and freedoms.
Book a Workshop
CCLET provides special workshops for both elementary, high school students and teachers to help prepare the next generation of Canadians for civic engagement, explore civil liberties and encourage the development of democratic habits. Check out the links below to explore the many ways in which you can learn more about our workshops and book one for your […]
Learn About Your Charter Rights
Welcome to the Remote Rights Project web resources. The Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust has been educating young people in Canada about their rights and freedoms in classrooms for more than 20 years, and we’re thrilled that with grant support from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) Community Initiatives Project, we are able to provide […]
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 […]
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. […]
Chernos Contest Each year, the CCLA presents a nation-wide high school contest to commemorate the work of Bernard Chernos. Students address one of the fundamental freedoms questions posed by us each year, and entries can be submitted either as essays or as ‘video rants’ (in the style of Rick Mercer, one of Canada’s most famous […]