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!


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YOUTH Speak out

LAWS Students at Central Technical High School Speak out about What’s Unfair to Them

On Nov. 30th, 2011, student panelists Ashley Harripersad, Marsal Najibi, and Murtadi Khan, of the LAWS program at Central Technical High School in Toronto spoke out to an audience of nearly 300 students about social justice issues that are important to them.  Their discussion was a part of the Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust’s 15th Annual Fundamental Freedoms Conference, attended by high school students from all over the Greater Toronto Area.  Click above to watch a video created by the student panel with the help of their LAWS program colleagues, highlighting some of the issues that were raised during the conference.


CCLET in the Schools

December 14, 2017

CCLET’s Teaching Civil Liberties program brings engaging speakers into Faculties of Education, where teacher candidates learn strategies for encouraging civic engagement and critical thinking about rights and freedoms in their future classrooms.  With roughly 2,000 prospective teachers participating in this program each year — many of whom will go on to teach hundreds of students […]

Fundamental Freedoms Conference 2017 – Toronto

December 5, 2017

The Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust will celebrate its 21st annual Fundamental Freedoms Conference this year on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The annual conference brings together hundreds of Toronto District School Board high school students. Students attending have the opportunity to attend workshops on many issues including: food security, police carding, health, sexuality, and the […]

Introducing the Winners of CCLET’s Annual Chernos Essay Competition

June 21, 2017

About the Prize: 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 […]

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