Protecting Freedom of Association.

Freedom of association is vital to a democracy and and to protecting the rights of working people to join together to further their collective interests. CCLA embraces a broad understanding of freedom of association as part of the bundle of rights necessary for meaningful citizen participation in our democratic system.

Our Work Protecting Freedom of Association


CCLA Fighting to Protect Freedom of Association for All Workers at the Supreme Court of Canada

April 12, 2023
The CCLA is intervening before the Supreme Court of Canada in a case that will…

CCLA Intervening in Tik Tok Injunction Appeal to Protect Space for Digital Activism

January 11, 2023
TikTok teens and duet fiends, take note. The CCLA is intervening in an Ontario court…

CBC News: Ontario government repeals anti-strike law for CUPE education workers

November 15, 2022
After news of the bill's repeal, Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, the executive director and general counsel…

Statement on the Repeal of Bill 28

November 14, 2022
TORONTO — Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, Executive Director and General Counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, made…

Repeal of Bill 28 – Huge Victory for all Who Fought for Rights and Freedoms in Ontario

November 7, 2022
TORONTO — Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, Executive Director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, made the…

Statement on the Passage of Bill 28

November 3, 2022
TORONTO — Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, Executive Director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, made the…

Toronto Star: It’s time to ditch the notwithstanding clause

November 2, 2022
But recently, the Quebec and Ontario governments have shown an alarming trend to resort to…

Statement on Notwithstanding Clause

October 31, 2022
OTTAWA — Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, Executive Director of the  Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), made the following…

CCLA to Northwest Territories Chief Public Health Officer

April 20, 2020
We are concerned in particular with the prohibitions on public and private outdoor gatherings contained…

CCLA to Nunavut: Concerns Restricting Gatherings

April 8, 2020
We have grave concerns that the order is unconstitutional. While we appreciate that public health…

Premier Ford’s Back-To-Work Legislation Will Violate Civil Liberties, Hurt Students

July 16, 2018
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario have joined with striking…

CCLA Follows Up On YorkU Strike

June 1, 2018
The following letter was sent to Ms. Lucy Fromowitz on May 30, 2018.