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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We’re moving!

July 12, 2021

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

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2020 annual report: Staying Connected

July 13, 2021

We’re proud to release our 2020 annual report: Staying Connected.

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Adapting to meet women’s urgent legal needs

July 13, 2021

Like the justice system itself, the pandemic challenged the Criminalization of Women Pro-Bono Program to find new ways of operating.