Strategic

Strategic granting is one-time or short-term grants to explore a specific strategic priority that has been identified by or with our Board of Trustees.
WHAT

When revenue is available, The Law Foundation of Ontario may create one-time or short-term granting to a specific strategic priority. The granting themes and grant amounts vary from call to call. Most recently, the Strategic granting program has supported:

Justice and Technology Research
The purpose of the Justice and Technology Research granting is to gain a better understanding of the practical ways in which technology is, or could, potentially change how legal services are provided, and to support access to justice for people with legal needs.

Supported research will help answer questions such as:

  • How is the public using technology to obtain legal help?
  • How is technology transforming the way that the legal professions use their practice?
  • How is technology transforming legal decision-making (by courts, administrative tribunals, online dispute resolution mechanisms, etc.)?
  • What regulatory approach, if any, should be taken, to the use of technology for providing legal help?


Measuring Impacts and Progress
The purpose of the Measuring Impacts and Progress granting is to support empirical research that will help improve how the justice system serves the people of Ontario.

Supported research will help:

  • Build relationships and knowledge through interdisciplinary and/or cross-sector perspectives, including with the nonprofit sector
  • Provide answers to research questions related to which legal information, services, and/or dispute resolution mechanisms make a difference or work best and how they can be improved
  • Seek to improve data collection or access to data in the justice sector
    Explores the experiences of people who have engaged with the justice system and the impact of justice system outcomes on them
  • Examines justice system experiences and impacts on diverse individuals and communities


Trusted Help
The Trusted Help granting was a direct result of research the Foundation commissioned into how frontline community workers help people with legal problems.

The purpose of the granting is to advance our understanding of one or more of the following areas:

  • Building the capacity to collaborate across sectors to advance access to justice
  • Supporting trusted intermediaries (e.g. frontline community workers who help people with their legal problems)
  • Continuing to learn and better understand the ways trusted intermediaries can advance access to justice

 

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Justice and Technology Research Call for Applications

October 1, 2018

Call for applications information and application form to apply to The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Justice and Technology Research Call for Applications
Deadline: December 15, 2018
Grant amount: up to $100K

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Measuring Impacts and Progress Call for Applications

October 1, 2018

Call for applications information and application form to apply to The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Measuring Impacts and Progress Call for Applications
Deadline: November 30, 2018
Grant amounts: Small Grant – up to $25K; Large Grant – $50K to $100K

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Trusted Help Call for Applications

July 23, 2018

Call for applications information and application form to apply to The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Trusted Help Call for Applications
Deadline: October 1, 2018
Grant amount: up to $100K

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Open call for applications

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Grants made

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