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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COVID-19 related updates

July 22, 2020

COVID-19: Regular updates on our response to COVID-19, including how to contact us and application deadline extensions.

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Julie Mathews: reflections on my Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship

May 5, 2021

Julie Mathews, Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship recipient (2018-2019) shares her reflections of the fellowship experience.

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2021 Catalyst Call for Applications

April 11, 2021

Call for applications information and application form to apply to the 2021 Catalyst Call for Applications
Deadline: June 7, 2021