Our fellowships allow nonprofit leaders, organizations, and students to gain professional development opportunities that support access to justice.

Currently, there are three granting streams under the Foundation’s Fellowship program:

Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship
The Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship is a paid fellowship that gives nonprofit leaders a unique professional development opportunity to further their careers and their causes while building bridges between community and academia, leaving a lasting access to justice legacy for both.
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Public Interest Articling Fellowship
The Public Interest Articling Fellowship allows nonprofit organizations to receive funding to host an articling student. It helps respond to the significant need for legal assistance within the public interest community while giving law students valuable work experience in public interest law.
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Roy and Ria McMurtry Endowment Fund
The Foundation created the Roy and Ria McMurtry Endowment Fund to honour the Honourable Roy McMurtry, and his wife Ria, upon the former Chief Justice’s receipt of the Foundation’s Guthrie Award. Coordinated externally to the Foundation, scholarships are awarded to an organization chosen by the former Chief Justice. Currently, that organization is the Second Chance Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships to students who are, have been, or are at risk of becoming in conflict with the law and who are enrolled in a college or university program relating to legal education.


Open call for applications

See The Law Foundation of Ontario’s open calls for applications to learn about the granting opportunities you can apply for now.

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Grants made

Search The Law Foundation of Ontario’s list of grants made since 2012 that have supported programs and projects to advance access to justice for Ontarians.

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News & stories

Find The Law Foundation of Ontario’s latest news and grantee stories. Browse through the list, search by a type of news, or search for a specific article title.

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