June 24, 2021

Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters

Fostering National A2J Coordination

The Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters is focused on fostering engagement, pursuing a strategic approach to reforms, and coordinating the efforts of participants across the country concerned with civil and family justice. It will undertake various activities including: ongoing national coordination; holding its annual summit, regional colloquia, and communities of practice events; and continuing to work on its justice development goals and justice metrics.

$ 50,000
June 24, 2021
March 30, 2021

FCJ Refugee Centre

Borderless Connections

FCJ Refugee Centre will expand its online virtual capacity to more effectively serve refugee claimants, precarious migrant populations, and service providers across Ontario. This initiative will support FCJ Refugee Centre in increasing the reach and accessibility of its services, including migration clinics, webinars, and podcasts.

$ 98,000
March 30, 2021
March 30, 2021

Halifax Refugee Clinic

The HRC Legal Triage and Pro Bono Services Coordination project

The Halifax Refugee Clinic will provide legal support to refugee claimants and non-status migrants in Halifax. Grant funds will be used to hire an experienced immigration and refugee lawyer who will provide summary advice, facilitate legal referrals, and take on cases for emergency hearings when necessary. This initiative will connect low-income refugee claimants and non-status migrants to free legal support.

$ 96,000
March 30, 2021
March 30, 2021

Nokiiwin Tribal Council

Gladue Report Writer

The Nokiiwin Tribal Council will hire a Gladue writer to prepare sentencing reports for eligible First Nation community members who are involved in the criminal justice system. This grant will benefit community members in the Robinson-Superior territory. Through this initiative, the Nokiiwin Tribal Council aims to address the high rates of incarceration and recidivism among First Nation community members in northwestern Ontario.

$ 100,000
March 30, 2021
March 30, 2021

Reach Canada

Increasing Legal Referrals Through Front-line Workers

Reach Canada will develop resources for frontline workers to enhance their ability to spot legal issues, conduct effective intakes, and facilitate referrals for community members living with disabilities. Grant funds will be used to hire a coordinator who will create and disseminate resources to frontline workers in the Ottawa and Champlain region. Frontline workers will be encouraged to refer clients in need of legal advice to Reach’s pro bono legal referral service. This initiative will enhance the capacity of frontline workers to provide effective intake and referral support to their clients living with disabilities.

$ 84,464
March 30, 2021
March 30, 2021

British Columbia Civil Liberties Association

Guides to Arrest and Detention: Police Interactions

The BCCLA will develop a series of guides with tailored legal information about police interactions and overlapping legal systems to better serve low-income, marginalized communities and meet their diverse legal needs. In order to meaningfully increase access to justice, these guides will be developed through consultation with impacted communities and will be made accessible through their innovative design and through both wide-spread and targeted dissemination.

$ 100,000
March 30, 2021
March 30, 2021

Thunder Bay Multicultural Association

Northern Ontario Legal Clinic for Migrants and Refugees

The Thunder Bay Multicultural Association will pilot a legal clinic offering free immigration and refugee law services to migrants living in Thunder Bay and the surrounding area. The clinic will also offer business law services to resettled refugees looking to start small businesses and public legal education workshops. Partners include the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. This initiative will enhance access to legal support for migrants and resettled refugees in the Thunder Bay region.

$ 100,000
March 30, 2021
March 30, 2021

Living Space North Against Poverty

Living Space Access & Diversion Project: Improving access to justice for marginalized people in Timmins and the Cochrane District

Living Space North Against Poverty will make referrals to legal and social supports for community members who are homeless or at risk of being homeless and are also involved in the justice system. This grant will benefit underhoused community members in the Timmins and Cochrane District by connecting them to wraparound support as they navigate the criminal justice system.

$ 100,000
March 30, 2021
March 30, 2021

New Brunswick Refugee Clinic

Website Overhaul and Redevelopment - one time grant

New Brunswick Refugee Clinic will overhaul its website to improve functionality and develop an online, interactive, multi-language public legal education and legal resource centre for the benefit of refugee claimants, vulnerable newcomers, and community workers in New Brunswick.

$ 24,725
March 30, 2021
March 30, 2021

Canadian National Institute for the Blind Foundation

Know Your Rights Atlantic Canada

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind Foundation (CNIB) will create and disseminate "Know Your Rights" resources for individuals living with sight loss in PEI, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The resources will be tailored to support those living with sight loss who experience discrimination in various areas of their lives. This work is an expansion of CNIB’s Ontario-focused Know Your Rights (KYR) project, which was launched in 2018 with the support of a Foundation grant. This initiative will connect community members with the legal resources needed to navigate the justice system and self-advocate to challenge discrimination.

$ 75,000
March 30, 2021