July 23, 2020

Canadian Artists’ Representation (CARFAC Ontario)

Legal Clinic/drop-in

Canadian Artists' Representation (CARFAC Ontario) will hold a series of high-access legal clinic drop-in sessions for diverse artists who face systemic barriers and experience social, cultural, and economic marginalization. Focusing on artists within the Greater Toronto Area, they include those from the Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQ2S, disability communities, artists affected by barriers like poverty, mental health issues, and access to employment and education. CARFAC Ontario will be working in partnership with Artists' Legal Advice Services. Members of the visual arts community face a growing number of legal issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic and this project will increase access to justice for the community by providing increased opportunities for them to obtain legal advice from pro bono lawyers in a format that is less formal and intimidating than the services that are currently offered.

$ 13,455
July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020

Egale Canada Human Rights Trust

Reproductive Rights Webinars for LGBTQI2S Ontarians

Egale will produce two live webinars to provide information on the rights and opportunities of lesbian, gay, trans, queer, intersex and Two Spirit (LGBTQI2S) people around reproductive rights, including surrogacy, adoption, egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation, and parentage in Ontario. These webinars will be made available for free, widely distributed online, and are expected to reach nearly 500 people across the province.

$ 13,990
July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020

Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre

Criminal Harassment Unheard Voices Dissemination Project

Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre will create and distribute a bilingual educational brochure and develop and launch an initiative for the promotion and dissemination of the video, Unheard Voices: Criminal Harassment in Canada. The project will engage with organizations such as Barbra Schiffer Commemorative Clinic, the Criminal Lawyers Association, the Crown Attorney Office, and 51 Metropolitan Police Division, to ensure wide-spread and effective dissemination of the resources across Ontario. The project seeks to address the gaps in knowledge and awareness, especially among young women, regarding criminal harassment and the legal resources available for victims.

$ 13,000
July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020

Regroupement Ethnoculturel des Parents Francophones de l’Ontario

Black, Young and Knowledgeable

The Regroupement Ethnoculturel des Parents Francophone de l’Ontario will deliver virtual public legal education sessions and disseminate resources on interacting with law enforcement for Francophone Black youth living in and around Ottawa. This grant will increase youth's knowledge of their rights and responsibilities when interacting with justice system actors.

$ 12,500
July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020

Sanctuary Students Solidarity & Support Collective

Sanctuary Students Unite! Exploring the Law (and its Limits) in our Lives

Sanctuary Students Solidarity & Support Collective will develop an interactive toolkit and series of rights-based workshops focusing on precarious immigration status and its intersection with other identities. The workshops will increase participants’ knowledge of their rights in different settings and contexts, and will encourage participants to become Community Ambassadors and further share their knowledge in their communities.

$ 15,000
July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020

Canadian National Institute for the Blind- Ontario Division

Y.E.L.L. Youth Equality through Legal Learning

Youth Equality through Legal Learning (Y.E.L.L.) project will provide youth with sight loss and Deafblindness (ages 15-29) and their families, with essential legal information and self-advocacy skills to assist them with breaking down barriers and challenging discrimination in areas that impact them the most. This training will build confidence and empower participants to assert their rights in a way that promotes inclusion, dignity and individualization, and allow them to develop skills that will better prepare the youth as they transition into adulthood and navigate through (among other things) post-secondary education, career exploration, and employment.

$ 15,000
July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020

Canadian Women’s Foundation

ROSA

The Canadian Women's Foundation, together with Aftermetoo, will complete and enhance Ontario-specific information as part of a larger national initiative to address workplace sexual harassment. The initiative, called Rosa, is a digital platform centralizing laws, judicial systems, supports, and reporting options across Canada for those who experience or observe workplace sexual harassment. Rosa will provide step by step information to guide people through all judicial and administrative forums.

$ 99,910
July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020

Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc.

Website Upgrade Project

The Community Law School (CLS) will upgrade its website to current technical standards and requirements, including accessibility in conformity with current Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act standards. The upgrades will secure the site, allow the organization to post additional content, resources, community news, information on province-wide initiatives public legal education (PLE) materials, outreach strategies, and links to third-party resources. The grant will benefit students of CLS's Certificate in Community Advocacy Program and individuals who work with marginalized and underserved populations throughout Ontario. It will allow them to stay current on access to justice issues by providing enhanced and supplemental course material for the certificate program as well as up-to-date public legal education information.

$ 15,000
July 23, 2020
June 29, 2020

Downtown Legal Services

CLJF 2020/2021 Refugees as Transitional Justice Actors

Prasanna Balasundaram, staff lawyer at Downtown Legal Services, in collaboration with Professor Sean Rehaag at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, will develop a research methodology to understand the relationship between refugee populations in southern Ontario and transitional justice processes. The goal of the project is to develop a toolkit aimed at enhancing the public’s understanding of transitional justice while strengthening the capacity of refugee, diasporic, and other civil society organizations in Ontario to prevent persecutory circumstances from arising and facilitate access to transitional justice processes.

$ 65,000
June 29, 2020
June 29, 2020

York University

CLJF 2020/2021 Refugees as Transitional Justice Actors

Prasanna Balasundaram, staff lawyer at Downtown Legal Services, in collaboration with Professor Sean Rehaag at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, will develop a research methodology to understand the relationship between refugee populations in southern Ontario and transitional justice processes. The goal of the project is to develop a toolkit aimed at enhancing the public’s understanding of transitional justice while strengthening the capacity of refugee, diasporic, and other civil society organizations in Ontario to prevent persecutory circumstances from arising and facilitate access to transitional justice processes.

$ 14,810
June 29, 2020