Fundamental Freedoms - The Charter of Rights and Freedoms
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Produced with the
Participation of:

Bell Fund
Funding/sponsor, SailorJones Media
Funding/sponsor, Telefilm
Funding/sponsor, OMDC
Flash Animation


In 1982, one of the most important documents in Canadian history was born - The Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Its history is fascinating, its very existence extraordinary, and its lasting effect cuts wide and deep into Canada's national fabric.

Welcome to THE FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS PROJECT interactive. This multilingual, multimedia Web site presents an overview of Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Informational, instructional and inspirational, this site celebrates the document which continues to shape the face of a nation.

Celebrate Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Watch the documentary Fundamental Freedoms / Libertés fondamentales Online and On Demand!

Please click here to watch the documentary online

How to Use the Site

This Web site contains many interactive features about the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. A free Macromedia Flash player is required to use the Video and Audio on this site.

Please click here to update your Flash player to version 8 if you don't already have it installed.

Video and Audio Features

Throughout the site, you will find our video player. It includes interviews with Canadians sharing their opinions of the many aspects of the Charter.

The audio player provides clips which will stimulate your thinking about the Charter, and how it affects you and the world around you.

Transcripts are provided for both the video and audio features so you can read along, even if the video or audio is playing in a language other than your own.

Virtual Charter

Using your mouse, click on, click around, and click into the Charter in over 20 languages in our Virtual Charter section. Images of the Canadian Constitution and the British North America Act are available in this section also.

Teacher Guides

From Legal Rights to History, downloadable Teacher Guides about each section of the Charter can be found in our main Teacher section and in the Inside the Charter section where each area of the Charter has its own Teacher Resources listing. Explore!

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