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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2023-2024 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants

September 14, 2023

Meet the 2023-2024 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants: Kassandra Neranjan, Emma Partridge, Sarah Gordon, Chantal Larocque, Megan Linaric, Abigail Anderson, Myka Kollmann

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Gerald Chan appointed to The Law Foundation of Ontario Board of Trustees

August 14, 2023

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerald Chan to its Board of Trustees.

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New partnership with Black Opportunity Fund supports justice-related services for Black communities

July 31, 2023

The Foundation is pleased to be partnering with the Black Opportunity Fund to support its inaugural Criminal Justice granting steam.