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


My Choice by Julie Ponesse one year anniversary livestream

TDF Ethics Scholar Dr. Julie Ponesse was LIVE on Tuesday, December 20 interacting with viewers. Watch the stream below. 

TDF discusses Western U dropping its vaccine mandate

TDF Ethics Scholar Dr. Julie Ponesse is joined by TDF Senior Litigator Mark Joseph to discuss our lawsuit and appeal against Western University.

News Releases

TDF funds legal defence of Without Papers Pizza

A Calgary pizzeria lost its business license in 2021 after the owner allegedly fed customers without checking their vaccine passports.

TDF advocacy keeps unvaccinated single mom in school

Single parent will be allowed to finish college education and attend post-grad studies.

TDF to fund criminal defence of Coutts protester charged with using truck as weapon

James Sowery was charged with assault with a weapon and dangerous driving after he allegedly drove his truck through a police checkpoint in Milk River.


SIGN UP: No forced boosters

TDF legal team is gearing up to fight against discriminatory booster mandates on behalf of post-secondary students and staff.

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.

Peaceful Protesting Guide

The Democracy Fund presents the "dos and dont's" of peaceful protesting. 

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