Our Vision

Freedom and Equality for each and every Canadian

Founded in 2010 as a voice for freedom in Canada's courtrooms, the mission of the Justice Centre is to defend the constitutional freedoms of Canadians through litigation and education. We fight for Canada to become and remain a free society, where the equality of all Canadians and their individual freedoms are celebrated and respected. 

The Justice Centre's vision
is for a Canada where:

  • Equal Treatment

    Each and every Canadian is treated equally by governments and by the courts, regardless of race, ancestry, ethnicity, age, gender, beliefs, or other personal characteristics.

  • Free to Express

    All Canadians are free to express peacefully their thoughts, opinions and beliefs without fear of persecution or oppression.

  • Control One's Destiny

    All Canadians have the right and self-determination to make fundamental life choices for themselves and their children as free and responsible members of our society.

  • Preserve Human Rights

    Every Canadian has the understanding and determination to recognize, protect and preserve their human rights and constitutional freedoms.

  • Individual Freedom

    People can enjoy individual freedom as responsible members of a free society.

Our Priorities 

The Justice Centre focuses on ensuring that government respects the following pillars of our free society:

Freedom of Conscience and Religion:

In matters of conscience and religion, Canadians must be free from government pressure. Canadians have the right to maintain the religious or non-religious beliefs they choose, to act in accordance with those beliefs without harming others, and to publicly declare their beliefs. Government must remain neutral in such matters and not act to hinder or favour any particular belief or non-belief.

Freedom of Thought, Belief, Opinion and Expression, including Freedom of the Press:

The free examination and expression of individuals’ thoughts, opinions and beliefs, without censorship or limitation, is the linchpin of Canada’s democracy. The ability of the news media to gather and disseminate information, independent of government control and interference, is likewise necessary for the functioning of our free and democratic society. This freedom is also the foundation of higher learning and education.

Freedom of Peaceful Assembly:

Canadians have the freedom to publicly gather together and collectively express, promote, pursue and defend their common interests. This includes the freedom of Canadians to peaceful protest and demonstrations on public property.

Freedom of Association:

Associations are the means used by workers, religious groups and political, cultural and ethnic minorities to achieve their aspirations. Canadians are promised the freedom to choose to live in a community, to be part of an organization, and to associate with any group or individual based on our values, culture or other personal preferences, free from government interference.

The Right to Life, Liberty and the Security of the Person:

Any government interference with Canadians’ rights to life, liberty and security of the person must be in accordance with principles of fundamental justice. This includes the right of individuals to make fundamental life choices for themselves and their children, and the right of children to the informed care, educational choices and protection of their parents.

Equality before the law:

Every Canadian must be treated equally under the law. Each Canadian must be recognized to have equal value as a human being, and not based on their personal characteristics or abilities. Government must not discriminate against individuals or groups on the basis of their race, ancestry, ethnicity, age, gender or other such personal characteristics.

Freedom Under Attack – Canadians Tell Their Stories

As a public interest, non-partisan law firm and registered charity, the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms provides legal representation free of charge, to protect the rights and freedoms of all Canadians, which are guaranteed under our constitution. Since our founding in 2010, we have been involved in more than 84 legal files with a small but dedicated legal staff.

We invite you to view our new video, Freedom Under Attack: Canadians Tell Their Stories, which features Justice Centre clients talking about the battles they have faced and fought with the help of our lawyers.