Civil Liberties Workshops

Do you belong to a seniors’ group, an ESL class, a youth group, a social action committee, or other community group? Do you know what your rights are? Are you a newcomer to Canada who has been told that if you want to complain about things in this country you should return to your country of origin? Do you think that the right to privacy is only important to people who have something to hide? Do you think that expats who are away for more than five years should lose their right to vote in Canada? Are you a permanent resident who wonders why you get to pay taxes but not to vote? If these topics or any others relating to civil liberties are interesting and important to you and to your community group, you may want to have a CCLET guest speaker or workshop facilitator join you for a day, an evening or for a series of seminars. To request a workshop or guest speaker, please submit an online request here.


Community Collaborations

CCLET has amazing community partners. We are very happy to collaborate with Arts for Children and Youth on a project for young people focused on arts for social justice and civil literacy.

We partner with the Art Gallery of Ontario, Young People’s Theatre, and Newcomer Womens’ Services where CCLET provides special programming and co-produces materials for community uses.

The Shoe Project, led by CCLA/CCLET board member Katherine Govier, is an ongoing writing workshop for women who are new to Canada. For more information or to donate to this project visit

CCLET is a partner in a study with the University of Windsor, York University, Lakehead University, the University of Cape Town in South Africa and the University of Pristina in Kosovo. The study is called the Tikkun project, from a Hebrew concept meaning “to heal the world.”

If you have an idea for a partnership project that engages civil liberties education, please contact April Julian at She would love to hear from you!


Weigh in on our next case study: Artificial Intelligence and Public Safety

August 1, 2018

CCLET hopes to keep adding case studies to the Remote Rights site, and we could use some help. Because we know that projects get better when we include a diversity of opinions and engage with other people who care about rights education, we’re trying something new: we’re sharing our latest idea at the conceptual stage […]

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.

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