35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Celebrating the Charter

April 17, 2017 is the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter protects a number of rights and freedoms, including freedom of expression and the right to equality. It forms part of our Constitution – the highest law in all of Canada – and is one of our country’s greatest accomplishments. Learn more about these rights and freedoms and join other Canadians in celebrating this important anniversary.

Learn about the Charter

Learn about the rich history of the Charter and why it matters to all Canadians

Participate in the celebration

Get in on the discussion using #Charter35 on Twitter and Facebook

Find and share resources

Discover printable and shareable resources to celebrate the Charter in your community

Upcoming events and activities

Event City Date

2017 Asper Centre Constitutional Roundtable Series: Section 7 and the Idea of the Charter


March 22, 2017

Bar of Montreal 20th Salon Visez Droit


April 3 to April 6, 2017

Osgoode Hall Law School 20th Annual Constitutional Cases Conference


April 7, 2017

Alberta Law Day


April 8, 2017

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