Applying for Funding

Human Rights

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Applying for Funding (Human Rights)2020-01-28T15:16:30+00:00

Steps to follow:

1. You must answer the questions in the application form to show how your funding application meets the CCP eligibility criteria. Click on the link of the appropriate application form, save the form on your computer, and fill out all applicable fields.

    1. Application form for the development of a test case (PDF – print only)
    2. Application form for litigation (PDF – print only)
    3. Application form for a legal intervention (PDF – print only)

The software Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to read and print the application form in the PDF format.

2. Choose the appropriate budget form and fill out all applicable fields.

    1. Budget form for the development of a test case (PDF)
    2. Budget form for litigation  (PDF)
    3. Budget form for a legal intervention (PDF)

3. Submit both completed forms by email to If you are unable to email these forms, mail them to the CCP office at 1 Nicholas, suite 1507, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 7B7.

All applications are free and confidential and funding decisions are made by the Expert Panel in accordance with its terms of reference for funding decisions. A new application will have to be submitted and assessed at every level of the judicial proceedings. The development of a test case is not funded at the same time as a judicial proceeding. 

Review of the application

Calendar of meetings of the Human Rights Expert Panel and application deadlines

Application Deadlines

Expert Panel meeting dates

February 10, 2020 March 17, 2020
May 11, 2020 June 16, 2020

Late applications will be dealt with at the next Expert Panel meeting.

  • Your application will be assessed from the answers provided in your application form by CCP staff who will make a recommendation to the expert panel responsible for making a decision on your funding application.

  • The expert panels assess every application and make decisions at their sole discretion; their decisions are final.

CCP funding guidelines

The funding guidelines explain in detail the terms and conditions outlined in the funding agreement signed between the recipient and the CCP.

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