Eligibility Criteria

Litigation

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Who we can fund:

You are an individual or a group whose human rights covered by the CCP may have been breached;

OR

You are a non-profit organization that represents an individual or a group whose human rights covered by the CCP may have been breached.

AND

You are in need of financial support to proceed with the case.

What we can fund:

Your application concerns one of the human rights covered by the CCP.

Your application is a potential test case. A test case is a case that raises an issue that has not yet been fully addressed by the courts.

Your case is of national importance.

Your case could assert and clarify one of the human rights covered by the CCP.

Your case will advance knowledge and the state of the law and will create precedents.

Your case reflects the spirit and letter of the Charter.

What we cannot fund:

A for-profit organization.

The same litigation of the same case funded by the CCP or the former Court Challenges Program of Canada.

Complaints, prosecutions or challenges presented solely:

  1. In terms of provincial or territorial human rights laws; or
  2. Against provincial or territorial laws, policies or practices other than ones covered by the CCP.

Public education, community development, lobbying or political advocacy.

More than one applicant per case, even if there are many co-applicants.

Maximum eligible funding

Funding available for a trial is limited to $200,000.

Funding available for leave to appeal is limited to $5,000.

Funding available for an appeal is limited to $50,000.

The maximum amounts provided for litigation and legal interventions are applied separately to each level of judicial proceedings. Accordingly, separate applications for funding must be presented at each judicial level.