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.