Stop Online Spying Campaign Members
Stop Online Spying campaign members agree to a position statement, which bring them together to encourage the Government to reconsider its pending "Lawful Access" legislation.
Founded in 1990, the Association for Progressive Communications is a network of committed grassroots organisations from across the world who use the internet and other technologies to make the world a better place. We help people get access to the internet where there is none or it is unaffordable, we help grassroots groups use the technology to develop their communities and further their rights, and we work to make sure that government policies related to information and communication serve the best interests of the general population.
The BC Civil Liberties Association was established in 1962 and is the oldest and most active civil liberties group in Canada.
FIPA was established in 1991 to promote and defend freedom of information and privacy rights in Canada. Our goal is to empower citizens by increasing their access to information and their control over their own personal information. We serve a wide variety of individuals and organizations through programs of public education, public assistance, research, and law reform.
Since 1964, CCLA has passionately defended the fundamental human rights and civil liberties of all Canadians through research, public education, and advocacy.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations CANADA (CAIR-CAN) is an Ottawa-based, nonprofit organization with a grassroots membership.
The Canadian Federation of Students and the Canadian Federation of Students-Services were formed in 1981 to provide students with an effective and united voice, provincially and nationally.
The Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) was established at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law in the fall of 2003. It is the first legal clinic of its kind in Canada.
From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense.
Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organisation which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.
The ICLMG is a national coalition of Canadian civil society organizations that was established in the aftermath of the September, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. The coalition brings together some 40 NGOs, unions, professional associations, faith groups, environmental organizations, human rights and civil liberties advocates, as well as groups representing immigrant and refugee communities in Canada.
The ICLMG includes the following organizations: Amnesty International, Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale, B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association, Canadian Arab Federation, Canadian Association of University Teachers, Canadian Auto Workers Union, Canadian Council for International Co-operation, Canadian Council for Refugees, Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN), Canadian Ethnocultural Council, Canadian Federation of Students, Canadian Friends Service Committee, Canadian Labour Congress, Canadian Muslim Civil Liberties Association, Canadian Muslim Forum, Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice, CARE Canada, Centre for Social Justice, Communications Energy and Paperworkers Union, Confederation of Canadian Unions, Council of Canadians, CUSO, David Suzuki Foundation, Development and Peace, ETC Group, Greenpeace, International Development and Relief Foundation, Inter Pares, KAIROS, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, Ligue des droits et libertés, National Anti-Racism Council of Canada, National Union of Public and General Employees, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, Mining Watch Canada, PEN Canada, Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, Public Service Alliance of Canada, United Steelworkers of America
Fondée en 1963, la Ligue des droits et libertés est un organisme à but non lucratif, indépendant et non partisan, qui vise à faire connaître, à défendre et à promouvoir l’universalité, l’indivisibilité et l’interdépendance des droits reconnus dans la Charte internationale des droits de l’Homme.
The Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association is an Alberta organization based in Calgary founded to promote respect for and observance of fundamental human rights and civil liberties. Our work aims to defend and ensure the protection of individual rights, freedoms and liberties.
The Tyee has attracted some of the best journalists in B.C. who have broken many important stories. We've published viewpoints banished from corporate media and shined a light on corners of the province Big Media ignores. We've provided a showcase for young talent and a forum for readers who post their opinions after our stories. We're your independent daily online magazine reaching every corner of B.C. and beyond.
Union des consommateurs is a federation of eleven consumer groups in Quebec.
Union des consommateurs est une fédération de onze associations de consommateurs du Québec.
Agentic Communications is a web development agency in Vancouver that works in Canada and the US with medium to large social mission organizations. We help them build their online digital ecology through fantastic design, thoughtful strategy and seamless implementation.
Formed by a group of teachers and media professionals, the British Columbia Association for Media Education was issued its certificate of incorporation as a non-profit society by the British Columbia Registrar of Companies in August 1991. See their brochure here.
CACTUS stands for the Canadian Association of Campus and Community Television User Groups and Stations. CACTUS is an online resource and meeting place for campus and community television volunteers, producers, station managers, advocates and activists.
Founded in 1951, CAUT is the national voice for academic staff. Today, representing 65,000 teachers, librarians, researchers and other academic professionals and general staff, CAUT is an outspoken defender of academic freedom and works actively in the public interest to improve the quality and accessibility of post-secondary education in Canada.
An alternative to the corporate agenda and the dictates of the global market. A magazine for those who dream of a better society.
With more than half a million members across Canada, CUPE represents workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services and airlines.
CLA-NCR exists to inform and educate the public as to the existence and enforcement of human rights and civil liberties in Canada.
Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians is Canada’s largest citizens’ organization, with members
and chapters across the country. We work to protect Canadian independence by promoting progressive policies on fair trade, clean water, energy security, public health care, and other issues of social and economic concern to Canadians.
The Canadian Media Guild is a democratic trade union, duly recognized and certified under federal
and provincial labour legislation. We currently have nearly six thousand members, all of whom work in the Canadian media.
C.M.E.S. exists to promote neighbourhood television. We have three goals: participation, public access,
and independent administration of the community channel.
Democracy Watch's website is the #1 citizen organization website in the world listed when you search
the Internet using Google.ca and the search words "democracy" or "government ethics" or "honesty in politics" or "bank accountability" or "corporate responsibility".
Although the term 'small press' usually applies only to projects of a printed or 'self-published' nature (e.g.: 'zines'), the ESPA defines 'small press' as almost any independent creative venture that includes the 'documentation' of visual media, literature, photography, web-based/media arts, or any combination thereof. We also encourage film/video and musical/performance projects, as we recognize both the importance of these mediums as viable cultural expressions, and the similarities between independently 'publishing' books and independently 'publishing' music, film and videos.
HEU, the B.C. Health Services Division of CUPE and B.C.'s largest health care union, represents 43,000 health workers in acute care, long-term care and community services. HEU is active on health policy issues; women's rights; pay equity; labour issues; health and safety; and in national campaigns in defence of Medicare.
The Infoscape Research Lab, (founded at Ryerson University in September 2005), hosts research projects that focus on the cultural and political impact of digital code, particularly with regards to social media. The lab develops software based research tools, interface designs, and experimental research methods that seek to analyze content and use of new media platforms. The lab disseminates its research in academic publications, trade magazines, and in partnerships with the mainstream media.
Koumbit is a Montreal-based non-profit organisation established in 2004 whose primary activity consists of developing and hosting web sites for other non-profits, as well as helping them appropriate emerging
information technology tools. Its founding principles are based on participatory economics, social justice and free/open source software.
Media Action envisions a media environment, which respects and reflects people in all their diversity,
celebrates their capacity and contribution, and nurtures rather than erodes their self-esteem and opportunities.
Media Action promotes gender equity through media analysis and action.
Megaphone is a Vancouver street paper that is sold by homeless and low-income vendors. Vendors buy the paper for 50 cents and sell the magazine to customers by donation. All money from the transaction goes into the pocket of the vendor. Megaphone's mission is to provide opportunities and a voice for socially excluded people while helping inform people in Vancouver about issues that affect their communities.
The National Campus and Community Radio Association is the non-profit national association of organizations and individuals committed to volunteer-based, community-oriented radio broadcasting.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good.
NewsWatch Canada undertakes independent research on the diversity and thoroughness of news coverage in Canada's media, with a focus on identifying blindspots and double-standards.
Obercor Technologies is a Canadian tech company based in Toronto, that cares about its clients. Some of our traits include a focus on customer service, performance, and integrity. We are here to put things into every-day terms, and help you understand the technology powering your business. We offer a range of services which can help you get started, and keep you running for years to come.
Sorrell Financial is a unique financial advisor. We blend deep knowledge with our extensive tax and financial expertise.
The Vancouver Observer is an online platform for bloggers, writers, reporters, photographers and filmmakers. It offers an infrastructure that utilizes professional editors, designers and open-source developers to create a platform that publishes Vancouvercentric news and features all day.
W2 is a community media arts centre opening soon in the Woodward's heritage building in Vancouver, BC. W2 will feature a 150-capacity performance space, community TV studio, FM radio station, gallery, social enterprise café, letterpress studio, telepresence and mobile media programs, and more.
Canada's second 'Peace Cafe', the White Rose Coffeehouse is committed to educating the public about freedom and peace issues, with free literature available.
Canada's largest membership-based wilderness preservation organization.
We are from Canada and the USA, a community of professional journalists, media makers, communications officers, and other media professionals who share a commitment to build a communications environment that is open to all and founded on respect for human dignity.