FW JSTFreedom Week is five-day seminar hosted by the Institute for Liberal Studies to give participants a chance to explore the ideas of liberty with the help of professors from universities in Canada and the United States. The seminar is designed for those who wish to learn more about classical liberal and libertarian ideas in areas like economics, philosophy, law, and public policy. The curriculum has been designed to engage students who are new to these ideas, as well as those with a bit more experience.

There is no charge to attend. All students who are accepted will have accommodations and meals provided by the Institute for Liberal Studies. In return, they are expected to attend, and fully participate in, all seminar sessions. Students are responsible for the cost of their own travel to the seminar.

Freedom Week is open to post-secondary students at the undergraduate or graduate level, and to recent graduates. Applicants are asked to provide information about themselves and answer short essay questions regarding their interest in classical liberal ideas.


Freedom Week 2014 was held on August 13-17 at the University of Toronto Mississauga. For news on Freedom Week 2015 join our mailing list.