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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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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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Public Interest Articling Fellowship Host Organization Call for Applications

September 14, 2020

Call for applications information and application form to be a host organization of The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Public Interest Articling Fellowship
Deadline: November 13, 2020
Grant amount: up to $69,500

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Indigenous diversion program breaking cycle of incarceration

September 21, 2020

Beginning with the familiar smell of sage from the traditional smudging ceremony, Rebecca Toulouse participates in a Healing Circle three times a week. It’s part of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres’ (OFIFC) Indigenous Community Justice Program (ICJP), a…

Prasanna Balasundaram and Laura Tamblyn Watts

Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships awarded to Prasanna Balasundaram and Laura Tamblyn Watts

September 14, 2020

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce it has awarded Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships for the 2020-2021 academic term to Prasanna Balasundaram and Laura Tamblyn Watts.