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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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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Public Interest Articling Fellowship Host Organization Call for Applications

October 24, 2023

Call for applications information and application form to be a host organization of the Foundation’s Public Interest Articling Fellowship
Deadline: January 5, 2024
Grant amount: up to $84,500/year

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Job posting: Grants Manager (12-month contract)

November 14, 2023

We are seeking to hire a Grants Manager (12-month contract).

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Continued support for national Action Committee on Access to Justice

November 6, 2023

The Foundation continues to support the Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters with a new grant of $50K, made through the Foundation’s national Access to Justice Fund.