An Interview with Amy Li & Leah Shipton of Outrun the Stigma

April 12, 2017

We started Outrun the Stigma in 2013 because we noticed that most run/walk events in Calgary and across Canada, raised awareness about physical health issues (e.g. cancer, diabetes, MS) but rarely raised awareness about mental health and illness. We think that run/walk events are an incredible way to raise awareness, bring community together,

The Current State of Mental Health in Canada

February 9, 2017

Mental health has long been recognized as a fundamental aspect of one’s health, however under our current health regime the majority of mental health services do not meet the eligibility requirement of “medically necessary.”

Federal Accessibility Law Is in the Works…

December 1, 2016

The federal government has initiated action on the nation’s first accessibility legislation. This legislation hopes to promote the equality of opportunity and increase the inclusion of Canadians who have disabilities or functional limitations.


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Useful Links and Resources: Healthcare for Immigrants, Refugees and Temporary Foreign Workers

February 9, 2017

Check out our growing collection of useful links and resources about immigration and citizenship issues, including related organizations, government resources, guides, and legal information. Is there something that should be on this list, but isn’t? Contribute at talkrights [at] ccla [dot] org.   INTERIM FEDERAL HEALTH PROGRAM: Interim Federal Health Program: The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) […]

An Interview with Arghavan Gerami

August 19, 2015

Arghavan Gerami is the Founder and Managing Director at Gerami Law Professional Corporation (‘PC’) and has been a practicing lawyer in Ontario since 2007. The CCLA spoke to her about refugee rights in Canada. This article is part of a series of interviews with advocates, legal thinkers, community organizers and academics on issues related to Canadian […]

Video: CCLA Director Noa Mendelsohn Aviv Talks Equality

May 19, 2015

  Watch CCLA Director of Equality Noa Mendelsohn Aviv talk about equality rights and discrimination.


CCLA Marches at Trans Pride March 2017

June 23, 2017

On Friday, June 23rd, CCLA marched alongside thousands of people at the Toronto Trans* Pride March. Each year, CCLA is proud to participate in this event in support of trans rights, LGBTQ+ communities, and to celebrate rights and freedoms for all people. The Trans* Pride Rally and March is a “grass-roots community focused event, providing safe […]

Gender Definition and Expression

June 30, 2015

On June 1, 2015, the television personality and Olympian formerly known as Bruce Jenner, graced the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine and re-introduced herself as a transgendered woman by the name of Caitlyn Jenner. This revelation demonstrates the importance of gender identity to the individual person, but also invites the opportunity to explore the current status of gender identity and expression in our home jurisdiction.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Change of Sex Designation for Trans Persons

May 19, 2015

This guide is focused on issues relating to how trans persons can change the sex designation on their birth certificates. It includes a general overview of the process, and links to up to date provincial resources and requirements.