Canadian Civil Liberties Association
|Headquarters||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
Executive Director and General Counsel
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA; French: Association Canadienne des Libertés Civiles) is a nonprofit organization in Canada devoted to the defence of civil liberties and constitutional rights.
The CCLA was founded in 1964 in Toronto, prompted by the Ontario government's proposal of a bill that would have granted special powers to the police in the face of a rise in organized crime. Its predecessor was the Association for Civil Liberties (ACL), which at its foundation had been intended to address national issues, but had become focused primarily on issues in Ontario. The ACL was led by Irving Himel, and in response to the bill, he gathered human rights leaders in Toronto, including Pierre Berton, June Callwood, Bora Laskin, Mark MacGuigan, Harry Arthurs, and John Keiller MacKay, and they formed the CCLA with Mackay as its honorary president.
Alan Borovoy served as general counsel of the organization from 1968 to 2009 and under his leadership, he and the CCLA became famous throughout Canada as defenders of free speech and civil liberties. He continued as general counsel emeritus from 2009 until his death in 2015. 
Noa Mendelsohn Aviv was acting executive director and general counsel from 2017 to 2018.
- Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust
- British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
- American Civil Liberties Union
- "Staff". CCLA. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
- Dominique Clement. Case Study: Canadian Civil Liberties Association Page accessed Feb 13, 2016
- Peter Edwards and Stephen Spencer Davis for the Toronto Star. May 12, 2015 Civil liberties champion Alan Borovoy dead at 83
- Kim Covert for The National. May 12, 2015 Obit: Alan Borovoy (1932-2015)
- "Nathalie Des Rosiers". Common Law Section. University of Ottawa.
- "Nathalie Des Rosiers: On guard for Canadians' freedoms". Globe and Mail. December 28, 2010.
- Canadian Civil Liberties Association - Canadian Political Parties and Political Interest Groups - Web Archive created by the University of Toronto Libraries