About the Canadian Constitution Foundation

The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) is a national and non-partisan charity. We are dedicated to defending the constitutionally protected rights and freedoms of Canadians, and to maintaining Canada’s constitution, including its federal structure and division of powers, as intended in the Constitution Act, 1867. Our charitable registration number is: 86617 6654 RR0001. The CCF is also registered as a 501(c)(3) public charity with the US Internal Revenue Agency.

Our Mandate

The CCF’s primary objective is to ensure that government power does not infringe on the rights and freedoms of Canadians, or disrupt the principles of Canadian federalism. The CCF advances these objectives by promoting civic engagement, awareness, and education regarding contemporary issues and developments in Canadian constitutional law. The CCF also initiates and intervenes in high-profile court cases, where it advocates against government overreach and urges courts to adhere to the written text and scheme of Canada’s Constitution.

Specifically, the CCF has constitutional experience and expertise in the following areas:

Fundamental Freedoms
(Section 2 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms):

  • Freedom of Conscience and Religion
  • Freedom of Thought, Belief, Opinion, and Expression
  • Freedom of Peaceful Assembly
  • Freedom of Association

(Section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms):

  • The right to life, liberty and security of the person.

(Section 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms):

The right to equality before the law for all individuals.

(Including Sections 91 & 92 of the Constitution Act, 1867):

  • Defend the federal division of powers between Parliament and the Provinces.
  • Minimize government overreach that upsets the constitutional compromise reached by Canada’s Fathers of Confederation.

The CCF will NOT consider the following cases:

  • Any situation in which both parties are private individuals or businesses:
    landlord-tenant disputes, disagreements between consumers and businesses, and employer-employee conflicts.
  • Any family law, divorce, maintenance or custody issues.
  • Any police and prisoner brutality claims, or criminal cases.

Need our Help?

If you need our help and your case fits within the above mandate, please use our case submission form.