Canadians for a Civil Society (CCS) is a volunteer organization committed to advancing human dignity, a culture of peace, and the full enjoyment of the human birthright to a life free of fear and free of want: the foundations of a civil society.


Committed to inclusion and pluralism as the essential foundations of a communitarian life of meaning and purpose, CCS believes in our collective responsibility to give voice to the voiceless and agency to the powerless, and societal development that leaves none behind.


A culture of human rights is the foundation of life in a civil society.


We advocate, share, and celebrate Canadian values and human rights as a way of life by engaging people and communities.

What Do We Do?

CCS works to advance a culture of respect for human rights as well as gender equality through community events that celebrate women and foster an inclusive society. With education and advocacy as tools to effect change in society, we seek to cultivate an environment of dialogues and deliberations that strengthen our resolve on freedom from fear and promote the five pillars of civil society – respect, literacy, human rights, the rule of law and meaningful economic opportunity.