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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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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Responsive Call for Applications

December 20, 2019

Call for applications information and application form to apply to the Responsive grants program
Deadlines: Small & Major Grant – March 31; Small Grant – September 1 (every year)
Grant amounts: Small Grant – up to $15K; Major Grant – up to $100,000 AND $100K to $250K

The Guthrie Medal
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Nominate an outstanding access to justice leader

January 22, 2020

The Law Foundation of Ontario is seeking nominations for its signature Guthrie Award. Visit the Guthrie Award webpage for details.

John P Brown
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Class Proceedings Fund welcomes John P. Brown

January 15, 2020

The Class Proceedings Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of John P. Brown to its Class Proceedings Committee.