The Philippe Kirsch Institute was originally created as a social enterprise by the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ), a Canadian charitable organization that worked with survivors of genocide, torture and other atrocities to seek redress and bring perpetrators to justice from 2008-2020.

Today, the Institute benefits Lawyers Without Borders Canada, a non-governmental international cooperation organization whose mission is to support the defence of the human rights of people in situations of vulnerability by strengthening access to justice and legal representation.

Thank you to the following people and organizations for the generous financial and in-kind contributions that supported the development and launching of this initiative.

Founders’ Circle

The Kirsch Institute was launched with generous grants from The Law Foundation of Ontario and Enterprising Non Profits Ottawa-CISED, as well as in-kind support from KPMG in Toronto.

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Our Founders’ Circle is also comprised of these generous contributors:

In addition to the Founders’ Circle, the following people and organizations have made important contributions, which have allowed the Kirsch Institute to implement its programming initiatives to date.

Institutional Donors

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 Individual Donors

  • Evelyne Akoto
  • Liz Bernstein
  • Rosalind Bialowas
  • Patty Blum
  • Paul Champ
  • Gail Cryer
  • Eman El-Husseini
  • Michael Farrell
  • Stacy Glenn
  • Matt Eisenbrandt & Genevieve Hillsburg
  • Vickie Iacobellis
  • Renu Kapoor
  • Fannie Lafontaine
  • François Larocque
  • Margery Leach
  • Greg Mair
  • Garth McAlister
  • Nanda Na Champassak
  • Erna Paris
  • Jessica Salmon
  • Brian Samuels
  • Joy Sellers
  • Catherine Slatford
  • Gauri Sreenivasan
  • Frank & Norma Stoyles
  • Jayne Stoyles
  • Scott Ticknor
  • Jennifer Tipper
  • Sandra Walker
  • Nancy Wasserman
  • Allan Wise