The Canadian Civil Liberties Association

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is a national non-profit organization that has been at the forefront of protecting fundamental freedoms and democratic life in Canada since 1964.

Currently, CCLA’s work is focused on the following thematic areas: Fundamental FreedomsPublic SafetyNational Security and Equality. We have developed a unique model of advocacy that supports five core activities: public education, citizens’ engagement, monitoring, research, and litigation.



Pro Bono Students of Canada (PBSC)

Pro Bono Students (PBSC) Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) is a national, award-winning program that operates in 21 law schools in eight provinces across Canada. Founded in 1996, PBSC law student volunteers provide free legal services to vulnerable, low-income Canadians and non-profit organizations.

Chapters exist Canada wide


 The Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC)

AIDWYC – (protecting innocence) – is a Canadian, non-profit organization; AIDWYC’s mandate is to identify, advocate for, and exonerate individuals who have been convicted of a crime they did not commit and to prevent wrongful convictions through legal education and reform.


CanLII Connects

CanLII Connects was created to make it faster and easier for legal professionals and the public to access high-quality legal commentary on Canadian court decisions.


Legal Databases

Access to Databases maintained by the Law Society of Upper Canada (per province) that include document text, case name, citation, or docket.


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