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

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
  • Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul
  • Grants from the Tides Canada Foundation at the request of several individual donors
  • Inter Pares
  • Gerald Gray
  • Campbell Webster Foundation
  • R. Howard Webster Foundation
  • The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


Previous CCIJ funding sources include:

  • The Fitzhenry Family Foundation
  • The Somerset Foundation
  • Ashoka Canada
  • 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

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.