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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Legal help

The Class Proceedings Fund provides financial support to approved class action plaintiffs for legal disbursements, enabling many class action plaintiffs to pursue their claims and ultimately improve the lives of many people.

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News

Pamela Cross Guthrie Award Reception

November 4, 2019

Watch a video of Pamela Cross’ Guthrie Award speech and see photos on Facebook from her Guthrie Award Reception celebration.

The Law Foundation of Ontario Public Interest Articling Fellowship

2019-2020 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants

November 11, 2019

Meet the 2019-2020 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants: André Capretti; Jaya Élise Bordeleau-Cass; Ashley Reya Dhandhari; Vanessa Poirier; J.Y. (Jianyang) Hoh; Rebecca Dillon; Michelle Soucy; Aubrey Abaya

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Experiential education connects and inspires French-speaking youth and legal professionals

November 1, 2019

Catalyst grant helps the Ontario Justice Education Network engage more young people, including French-speaking youth across Ontario.