Advancing access to justice

Each year, The Law Foundation of Ontario awards millions of dollars to many carefully selected grantees. Through the work of grantees, and through funds paid to Legal Aid Ontario, the Foundation is carrying out its mission to advance access to justice in the province.

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Grants

The Law Foundation of Ontario makes grants to advance access to justice that align with our statutory objectives of: legal education, legal aid, legal research, and law libraries within Ontario.

We provide one-time and ongoing funding through a variety of granting programs. Grants are made to nonprofit organizations that work to benefit the people of Ontario. We also have a unique fund that provides grants to nonprofit organizations across Canada. We do not provide funding to individuals or to for-profit ventures or to support litigation or advocacy.

See our open calls for applications, granting programs, and grants made webpages to learn more.

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We moved: our new home in the Tower Building

September 1, 2021

As of September 1, The Law Foundation of Ontario has a new home at 110 Spadina Avenue.

The Law Foundation of Ontario Public Interest Articling Fellowship

2021-2022 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants

October 7, 2021

Meet the 2021-2022 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants: Rachel Kohut, Zara Mercer, Paria Asadbikli, Tom Naciuk, Arthur Ferguson, Leandra (Lea) Keren, Tyler Schnare, Rene Kimmett.

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2020-2021 PIAF articling highlights

October 4, 2021

We asked our 2020-2021 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants to share some highlights of their articling experience. Here is some of what they shared.