Each year, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association honours men and women who courageously contribute to the advancement of human rights, human dignity, fundamental freedoms and democracy in Canada and worldwide. We recognize extraordinary human rights activists, lawyers, artists, filmmakers, writers, athletes, journalists, and business professionals for their passionate, fearless and unwavering commitment to human rights and human dignity.

 

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Joannie Rochette Lloyd Axworthy The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson Louise Arbour Justice Jasmine Akbarali
Sarah Polley George Elliott Clarke Alan Broadbent Hossam Bahgat Linda Bertoldi
Earl Cherniak Phil Fontaine Andrew Coyne Cindy Blackstock Bill Bogart
Deepa Mehta Wade Davis Barbara Jackman Cherie Booth Blair Roberta Bondar
Alan Borovoy Ruth Goldbloom Cameron Bailey Alan Borovoy Lisa Borsook
Salah Bachir Lawrence Hill Chris Taylor Nathalie Des Rosiers Jim Bronskill
Rohinton Mistry Mozhdah Jamalzadah Colin K. Irving Wab Kinew Irwin Cotler
Niv Fichman Norman Jewison Danielle McLaughlin Joy Kogawa Shelagh Day
Nina Arsenault James Orbinski David Cronenberg Robert Lepage Dennis Edney
Alex Neve Kim Pate Haroon Siddiqui Dennis O’Connor Craig Forcese
Tim Reid Philippe Sands Ian Binnie Andre Picard Patricia Gagic
Roberta Jamieson Michelle Shepard Michele Taina Audette Lois Wilson Katherine Govier
Lorne Waldman Jim Stanford Michele Landsberg Yavar Hameed
Marie Clarke Walker Kim Thuy Monique F. Leroux Ben Makuch
Janice Stein Anna Maria Tremonti Nahlah Ayed Roberto Martella
Steve Paikin MG Vassanji Paul J.J. Cavalluzzo Kent Roach
Joseph Boyden Barbara Frum Sarah Harmer Mary Spencer
Purdy Crawford Jack Layton Frances Waithe
Marlys Edwardh Elise Groulx Margie Wolfe
Irving Abella