Rights Associations: Second Generation

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Alberta

With the exception of five small chapters of the League for Democratic Rights , the first generation of rights associations lacked...

British Columbia

British Columbia’s first rights association, the Vancouver branch of the Canadian Civil Liberties Union (CCLU), was established d...

Canadian Human Rights Foundation

Canadian Human Rights Foundation and the Canadian Council on Human Rights Founded in 1966, the Canadian Human Rights Foundation...

Case Study: British Columbia Civil Liberties Association

British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (chapters in Powell River, Penticton, Prince George, Comox-Strathcona Courtenay, Kelowna,...

Case Study: Canadian Civil Liberties Association

Canadian Civil Liberties Association (chapters in Moncton, Montreal, Kingston, Regina, Saint John, Vancouver, Timmins, Fredericton,...

Case Study: Ligue des droits et libertés

Past names include Ligue des droits de l’homme and the Quebec Civil Liberties Union. Ligue des droits de l’homme also had chapters in ...

Federation of Civil Liberties and Human Rights Associations

Canadian Federation of Civil Liberties and Human Rights Associations (1972-1990s) One long-term result of the 1970 October Crisis...

Jewish Labour Committee (1936-1980s)

No other organization can equal the impact of the Jewish Labour Committee (JLC) for battling discrimination in Canada. It established...

Manitoba

Unlike the other Prairie provinces, Manitoba had an active rights association before the 1960s, called the Civil Liberties Association...

National Committee on Human Rights

A committee of the Canadian Labour Congress. When the Trades and Labour Council and the Canadian Congress of Labour merged in 1957, ...

New Brunswick

A branch of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association was formed in Fredericton in 1969 under President John Oliver, with about sixty...

Newfoundland

As in Saskatchewan and Alberta, the 1968 anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) stimulated the creation of...

Nova Scotia

Sydney, Nova Scotia, was briefly home to a chapter of the League for Democratic Rights , and there was a human rights committee with...

Ontario

Ontario has played host to numerous rights associations. Several of these operated out of Ottawa and Toronto during the 1930s and 1940s...

Prince Edward Island

Before the Prince Edward Island Civil Liberties Association (PEI CLA) was established in 1971, there was no rights association in the...

Quebec

Whereas rights associations proliferated in Ontario, there were surprisingly few in Quebec. Montrealers were active in rights associations,...

Saskatchewan

Except for branches of the League for Democratic Rights in Regina, Saskatoon, and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan had virtually no rights...