The Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust (CCLET) is a charitable organization that was established in 1965 for the following purposes:
(A) The promotion and dissemination of knowledge and understanding amongst the general public of the rights, liberties and duties of all citizens and public servants;
(B) The promotion of research into social and other allied fields of study with particular reference to such rights, liberties and duties;
(C) The publication or the procuring of publication of the results of such research by means of books, pamphlets, films, lectures and all other suitable media.
Because democracies rely upon a well-educated citizenry, CCLET’s mission is to engage Canadians in developing the habits they need to participate in the democratic process.
Among the outreach programmes of the Canadian Civil Liberties Trust are Civil Liberties in the Schools and Teaching Civil Liberties.
These programs focus on getting students to ask critical questions about their rights and freedoms. By shining the light of inquiry on unfairness, we begin the process of change. Through CCLET guest speakers, conferences, and workshops for schools and community organizations, participants are engaged in lively discussions about their rights and freedoms and the important legal and civil liberties issues created by a pluralistic society. Particular emphasis is on providing programmes for student teachers, and high school law and social studies students.
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