Our 2019 Annual Report is here

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A snapshot of our work


Our 2019 Annual Report is here!

Work at the systemic level takes a long time, and 2019 saw much progress on civil liberties and human rights issues that we’ve been fighting for many years.

From challenging racist police street checks, protecting the rights of imprisoned people, to combatting state surveillance, our work continues onwards.

Here’s a snapshot of our 2019 Annual Report:

  • Highlights from the legal and legislative battles we fought in the past year, including expanding the right to vote, advocating for an end to indefinite solitary confinement, and fighting discriminatory practices such as police street checks and the Community Safety Act.
  • Highlights from the Protest Papers, which revealed how Canada’s intelligence agencies monitored Indigenous communities and environmentalist groups that opposed the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project.
  • An update on ongoing... work in solidarity and partnership with Indigenous communities and organizations to address over-policing, criminalization, and over-incarceration of Indigenous people.
  • A conversation with Pro Bono Lawyer Alison Latimer showing the power of pro bono lawyers working side by side with the BCCLA in effecting positive social change in the courts.

Read the 2019 Annual Report here

Become a BCCLA Member

The BCCLA has been protecting human rights and civil liberties in Canada for over 50 years. This work is only possible with the support of our members. There’s strength in numbers, and our members allow us to be a powerful force, defending rights and freedoms well into the future.

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As a member, you will receive future annual reports and newsletters to learn more about our work and ways to get involved, and can vote at our Annual General Meeting.This year we held our Annual General Meeting virtually for the first time! If you want to learn more about our work in the past year, check out a recording of this year’s virtual Annual General Meeting here.

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Thank you for your unwavering commitment to civil liberties and human rights for all.


Iman Baobeid
Communications and Outreach Manager

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