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.

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What's new

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New LiRN project aims to bring access, equity, and innovation to Ontario’s legal library system

May 9, 2023

The Foundation approved a grant to the Legal Information and Resource Network to support law library access and innovation across Ontario.

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Job posting: Legal Assistant, Class Proceedings Fund

May 29, 2023

The Foundation is seeking a Legal Assistant to provide administrative support to the Class Proceedings Committee and Class Proceedings Fund.

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Job posting: Director, Human Resources and Operations

March 30, 2023

The Foundation is seeking a Director of Human Resources and Operations.