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.
Civil Liberties Classroom Workshops
Would you like a guest speaker or workshop facilitator to help explain the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to your classes? CCLET provides free civil liberties workshops to grade 10 Civics, Grade 11 and 12 Law, English, Social Justice and other social studies classes. Each year we visit upwards of 200 high school classrooms with our special interactive, rights-focussed civil liberties program. We help teachers deliver curriculum on law, human rights, and the Charter, using a wide variety of resources including important legal cases as well as stories from the morning news. CCLET’s workshops can be arranged for single classes, keynote addresses, conferences, professional development or full school-events.
To learn more, download a copy of CCLET’s High School Program Flyer.
To request a workshop for your school or classroom, please submit an online request here.
If you are an articulate and engaged high school student, or a teacher whose students fit this description, we have a wonderful opportunity for you. Thanks to the generosity of the family of the late Bernard Chernos, CCLET offers prizes to students and their schools who submit winning essays on a challenging civil liberties question. This year’s competition flyer can be found here.
For over 20 years, the CCLA/CCLET’s Borovoy Conferences have immersed youth in explorations of concepts former CCLA General Counsel Alan Borovoy held dear – rights, freedoms, and critical thinking. Each conference features a diversity of speakers including legal and Charter of Rights and Freedoms experts, community leaders, and activists, and cover cutting edge civil liberties and equality issues.
Our next conference will be held in Winnipeg on Thursday, May 9, 2019. More information can be found here.
Looking for engaging civil liberties teaching materials? CCLET offers lesson plans, know-your-rights guides, and A.Alan Borovoy’s booklet “The Fundamentals of our Fundamental Freedoms” for use in high school classrooms. These materials help augment and deliver curriculum in many high school social studies courses. They can also assist teachers in covering controversial or difficult human rights […]
Youth in Action!
Youth across Canada are proving that you can make a difference at any age. Check out these stories of brave young people who recognized injustice and found peaceful and lawful ways to stand up for their rights and the rights of others. You might even be inspired to take action for your own important cause! […]