The CCP provides financial support to assert human rights protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms under:

    • section 2 (fundamental freedoms, including freedom of religion, expression, assembly and association);
    • section 3 (democratic rights);
    • section 7 (life, liberty and security of the person);
    • section 15 (equality rights);
    • section 27 (multiculturalism) – when raised in support of arguments based on equality rights; and
    • section 28 (gender equality).

The CCP provides funding in the following three areas: