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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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Celebrating 50 years of advancing access to justice

June 26, 2024

The Foundation turned the big 5-0 in 2024. It’s a significant milestone in our access to justice journey and a fine opportunity to reflect on our first 50 years.

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Picture-perfect Catalyst Day

June 21, 2024

The room was abuzz with meaningful conversations and connections at the Foundation’s second annual Catalyst Day on May 9, 2024.

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Elizabeth Bowker joins Class Proceedings Committee

May 21, 2024

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Bowker to the Class Proceedings Committee.