Montreal Consortium for Human Rights Advocacy Training (MCHRAT)
MCHRAT – the Montreal Consortium for Human Rights Advocacy Training – arose from collaborations between McGill's Law and Social Work faculties, which in 1989 initiated the first joint program of this kind in Canada. Launched in 1990, MCHRAT was created to more widely recognize, facilitate and advance new interdisciplinary strategies to respond to recent and continued changes in the definition and role of human rights. Over the past twenty years, MCHRAT has initiated a broad spectrum of projects, both in Montreal and internationally. It is a unique centre which combines interdisciplinary research, teaching and service to the community through the integration of expertise from the fields of law, community organizing, demography, and housing. The largest currently operating project of MCHRAT is MMEP - McGill Middle East Program, in the process of rebranding as ICAN - International Community Action Network.