Fundamental Freedoms: The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

This teacher resource offers background information on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. All aspects of the Charter are reviewed in plain language in both English and French.

Each overview provides information and focus questions for before viewing, during viewing and post viewing the documentary Fundamental Freedoms. Thoughtful extension activities are also included.

There is a minimal charge for downloading the documentary for viewing purposes. The video as well as the teacher resources are available in English and French. There are several video and audio segments in various places throughout the site to support the text. Hard copies of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are available from Human Rights Program, Department of Canadian Heritage at

Dated Added:
January 1, 2006
Published By:
Government of Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage
Available in French
Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9
Legal Studies, Social Studies
Charter of Rights, Human Rights