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CCLET programs are supported by a grant from the Law Foundation of Ontario

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. 

 

iStock_000039944040_LargeWhen: August 16, 2016

Where: Ryerson University
International Living and Learning Centre
133 Mutual Street,
Toronto Ontario, M5B 2B2

Cost:
Cost by July 1st: $35.00
Cost after July 1st: $40.00
Fee Includes all sessions and a light lunch

 

 

Attention Ontario Elementary Teachers!  

This August 16, 2016, join the Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust and the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) for the first annual Law and Social Justice Education Conference.

Participate in a full day of professional development where you will gain practical resources and strategies to strengthen your commitment to social justice in the classroom!

Session topics include:

  • Incorporating Indigenous perspectives and fulfilling the Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s (TRC) Calls to Action;
  • Strategies for engaging students in critical thinking for social justice from JK – Gr. 8;
  • Elementary civil law mock trial programming;
  • Planning a courthouse visit for your class

Space is limited and registration closes August 1, 2016!  

To register now, visit: http://lsjeducationconference.eventbrite.ca/

For questions or more information, contact education@ccla.org

 

 

Elementary

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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

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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. . […]

Student Contests

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Bernard Chernos Essay Contest Each year, The Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust (CCLET) runs a nation-wide high school essay competition to commemorate the contributions of the late Bernard Chernos, a civil libertarian, lawyer, and lover of lively debate. Student submissions must respond to one of the questions about fundamental freedoms posed by the CCLET that […]

Professional Development and Community Engagement

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In its efforts to see more people involved in the practice of democracy, CCLET has developed a unique approach to engaging educators in teaching critical thinking about rights and freedoms for social justice. Using principles that inform the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, CCLET provides teachers and students with a basic structure of questions […]

Updates

CCLET Announces Winners of 15th Annual Chernos Essay Competition

June 23, 2016

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 four questions dealing with a conflict of Charter rights and freedoms for a chance to win $500 and a […]

Apply to be a Peer Privacy Protector!

April 11, 2016

CCLA and CCLET are seeking creative and dynamic high school students who have an interest in learning more about technology and its implications on their privacy rights, and are willing to serve as privacy ambassadors in their schools and communities.  In addition to enhancing their knowledge and gaining valuable experience for their resumes, student participants […]

CCLET’s High School Lesson Plans

May 17, 2015

Below you will find lesson plans that can help encourage the development of democratic habits and prepare the next generation of Canadians for civic engagement. Please feel free to try out these resources in your classrooms and tell us how it went; or if you have a lesson plan or resource of your own that you […]

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