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The Law Foundation of Ontario awards millions of dollars each year to grants, class actions, and Legal Aid Ontario to advance access to justice across 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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Growing Possibilities: sharing our strategic plan

January 29, 2024

As we begin our 50th anniversary year, we are excited to share Growing Possibilities, our 2024-2029 strategic plan.

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Goodbye and thank you to a true access to justice champion

March 22, 2024

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the Honourable R. Roy McMurtry, a true champion of access to justice for all Canadians.

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February 28, 2024

We are seeking a Summer Law Student, Class Proceedings Fund