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 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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