The object of the Centre's program of research activities has been to stimulate thinking about subjects of constitutional concern from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Centre research projects have ranged from studies of Canadian constitutional reform to the powers of the police; from Charter rights and social rights to aboriginal self-government.
The Centre's active publication program is interdisciplinary in scope and covers a wide range of constitutional subjects. Centre projects and conferences have culminated in a series of books, such as those on freedom of expression, language rights, and Aboriginal rights, which have been published in association with legal publishers and university presses. The Centre also regularly publishes two periodicals, Constitutional Forum constitutionnel and the Review of Constitutional Studies / Revue d'études constitutionnelles. These periodicals include timely commentaries and scholarly essays on constitutional subjects with contributions from both established and newly emerging scholars.