Connecting Region facilitates partnerships and coordination among legal and community-based service organizations at a regional level in order to ensure that clients, in particular clients who do not speak English or French and/or people who live in rural or remote areas, receive continuous help as they address their legal issues.
Currently, Connecting Region consists of two initiatives:
Connecting Ottawa is a network of more than 50 community health, legal, immigration, disability, and social services agencies and community organizations. Its aim is to improve access to justice for Ottawa residents who speak neither English nor French or who have communication impairments. A local advisory group provides oversight and direction to Connecting Ottawa, led by South Ottawa Community Legal Services.
Connecting Rural Regions
Stage one of potential two-stage granting was made available in 2018 to support projects that will facilitate groups of legal and community organizations to work together to coordinate and integrate their existing services to improve the delivery of legal information, referrals, and support to residents of a rural area. Four projects were funded. See the funding announcement to learn more.
Through our Connecting Region program, the Foundation recently granted $400K to support four projects that aim to coordinate and integrate legal information, services, and referrals in rural areas in Ontario.
Call for applications information and application form to apply to The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Connecting Rural Regions Call for Applications
Deadline: November 1, 2018
Grant amount: Stage 1 – up to $100K; Stage 2 – up to $250K