The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is seeking a talented advocate to lead its Fundamental Freedoms Advocacy Program and direct CCLA’s advocacy in such areas as freedom of expression, protest rights, democratic rights, the rule of law, and government accountability; someone who is dedicated to standing with, and fighting for, the rights of individuals and groups in Canada.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) is Canada’s national human rights and fundamental freedoms organization. We have been fighting for these rights and freedoms since 1964. CCLA intervenes in Canadian courts, testifies before legislatures, advocates through all media, and engages in activism, education, and outreach across the country for dignity and fundamental rights for all people in Canada. We work to actively fight against injustice, such as racial profiling by police, privacy invasions by government, prolonged solitary confinement, abortion access restrictions, unfairness in the criminal system, and restrictions on freedom of expression. Along with the American Civil Liberties Union, CCLA is a member of INCLO, a network of 15 independent, national human rights organizations around the world.
Salary is competitive with non-profit sector. CCLA is dedicated to equal pay principles. Compensation will be based on experience and expertise.
In keeping with CCLA’s ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our communities, we are committed to taking proactive steps to provide and create opportunities for historically marginalized groups. We strongly encourage qualified candidates from Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities, 2SLGBTQI+ people, individuals with disabilities, and other members of marginalized communities to apply. You are invited to self-declare in the hiring process. This self-declaration information can be factored into recruitment and selection decisions to address our ongoing commitment to representation, diversity, equity and inclusion. We recognize that structural barriers shape experiences and job qualifications and encourage people to apply even if they feel that the position would be a stretch.
Please address your application to Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, Executive Director & General Counsel, and send a cover letter, detailed resume and any references, in confidence, to .Our application deadline is Thursday May 18th 2023. However, we will review applications earlier, as received, and will accept applications beyond the deadline until the position is filled. Please refer to “Advocacy Program Director (Fundamental Freedoms)” in the subject line.
The Interview Process
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CCLA’s office is located in midtown Toronto.
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