The Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights (CFLR) is a national voice devoted to promoting labour rights as an important means to strengthening democracy, equality and economic justice here in Canada and internationally. It was founded in May 2010.
The key objectives the Foundation has established for itself are:
- Create greater public awareness and understanding of labour rights as a key critical component of human rights;
- Build effective political momentum and public support for progressive labour law reform;
- Promote fundamental labour standards in Canada that enhance union organizing including, but not limited to, the right of all workers to belong to a union and to engage in collective bargaining and strike action;
- Provide a critical voice against any future regressive labour law being contemplated or introduced by a government in Canada; and
- Monitor, provide advice and offer coordination on legal challenges to labour laws with a view to strategically moving labour rights ahead in Canada.
CFLR provides a forum for its members to promote and publish their independent research, policy papers and articles which are consistent with the objectives of the Foundation.
CLFR also promotes its work within the broader labour rights communities – unions and other labour organizations, labour relations programs within Canadian universities and colleges, labour law schools and legal firms and other progressive think tanks.
Board of Directors
Labour Relations Consultant
COA Advice, Ottawa
Cavalluzzo, Hayes, Shilton, McIntyre & Cornish LLP, Toronto
Former National President
National Union of Public and General Employees
Professor of Law
Kent Law School, University of Kent
Nathalie Des Rosiers
Dean, Faculty of Law, common Law
University of Ottawa
Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP, Toronto
Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers (CALL)
Champ and Associates, Ottawa
National Director, Social and Economic Policy
Canadian Labour Congress, Ottawa
Marjorie S. Brown
Victory Square Law Office, LLP, Vancouver
United Food and Commercial Workers Union Canada
Canadian Teachers’ Federation
Secretariat staff to CFLB Board of Directors