About The Democracy Fund

Founded in 2021, The Democracy Fund (TDF) is a Canadian charity dedicated to constitutional rights, advancing education and relieving poverty.

TDF promotes constitutional rights through litigation and public education. TDF supports access to justice initiatives for Canadians whose civil liberties have been infringed by government lockdowns and other public policy responses to the pandemic. TDF has provided free legal counsel for over 2,000 low-income Canadians of every background.

TDF engages in the court of public opinion, sponsoring regular public events with leading figures from the world of ideas to discuss the state of civil liberties in Canada. TDF organizes an annual student journalism conference and encourages young Canadians to make journalism a career.

TDF sponsors public intellectuals including Dr. Julie Ponesse, the chair in pandemic ethics, and Bob Moran, a civil liberties editorial cartoonist, both of whom were “cancelled” due to their viewpoints. 

TDF accepts no government funds. It is an independent, nonpartisan charity registered with the Canada Revenue Agency. Its CRA charity number is 779176676 RR 0001

TDF is your access to justice.