Strengthening Democracy

Founded in 2021, The Democracy Fund is a Canadian charity dedicated to strengthening democracy by:

✓ Defending civil liberties

✓ Promoting independent journalism

✓ Helping the world’s vulnerable


From free exchange of ideas to conformity

Dr. Julie Ponesse speaks with Ryerson students, Curtis Heinen and Vina Quiambao, about what the university environment is like today and their experience of not complying with the vaccine mandate.

How do we become civil again?

TDF's Ethics Scholar, Dr. Julie Ponesse, looks at what incivility is costing us, its close relationship to fear and how we can become civil again.


News Releases

TDF’s legal team fights against U of T’s discriminatory booster mandate

TDF lawyers represent a group of parents and students concerned about U of T’s booster requirement to live in residence.

TDF achieves positive outcome for clients charged at Coutts border

TDF hired lawyer Martin Rejman from Williamson Law gets charges stayed for clients who took part in Coutts border blockade.


A Parliamentary Brief on The Emergencies Act

A brief for Canadian politicians looking to better understand and respond to the use of The Emergencies Act.  


Free Legal Defence for Truckers Peacefully Protesting in Ottawa

If you’re a peaceful protester who has been fined while protesting at the Canadian Freedom Convoy 2022 in Ottawa, then please submit your tickets using the form on this page.

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