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!

 

Youth in the news

 

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.

Updates

June 29, 2018

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is one part of the Canadian Constitution. The Constitution is the supreme law of Canada. The Charter sets out those rights and freedoms that Canadians believe are necessary in a free and democratic society.  Some of the rights and freedoms contained in the Charter are:   Freedom of […]

Equality Rights 101

June 29, 2018

This resource contains information about your equality rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Announcing the 2018 Chernos Essay Contest Winners

June 13, 2018

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

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