As a not-for-profit charity, CCIJ relies on grant funding and donations.

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We are currently operating on grant funding and major donations from the following sources:

  • United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture (Geneva)
  • Law Foundation of Ontario
  • Steelworkers Humanity Fund
  • The Fitzhenry Family Foundation
  • Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul
  • Grants from the Tides Canada Foundation at the request of several individual donors
  • The Somerset Foundation
  • Inter Pares
  • David Sweanor, through the Community Foundation of Ottawa
  • Gerald Gray
  • James and Louise Eisenbrandt
  • An anonymous family foundation

Previous CCIJ funding sources include:

  • Ashoka Canada
  • Law Foundation of Ontario
  • Law Foundation of British Columbia
  • Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation
  • Funding Network-Toronto Fund of the Tides Canada Foundation
  • The Sigrid Rausing Trust (UK)
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • Two generous private donations from Maher Arar

Amnesty International Canada generously provides in-kind support to CCIJ with office space and some overhead expenses.

In 2013, CCIJ launched a social enterprise, The Philippe Kirsch Institute, to sustainably fund our mandate and activities. The Institute offers high-quality programming for practitioners and students of law, as well as professionals in related fields, delivered by leading experts in domestic, transnational, and international law. In 2015, the Institute launched a speakers’ bureau as an additional revenue stream.

Lawyers donate $200,000-$1,000,000 in pro bono legal services annually to advance CCIJ’s casework. We are very appreciative of pro bono services provided by Littler LLP during 2015. Further pro bono support is provided by several dedicated volunteers.