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Indigenous diversion program breaking cycle of incarceration

September 21, 2020
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The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres’ Indigenous Community Justice Program is a culturally-based program that takes a wholistic approach to justice and aims to divert Indigenous youth and adults who have come into conflict with the law away from the criminal justice system.

Bilingual legal centre a resource for Ontarians

September 2, 2020
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The Ontario Legal Information Centre, a service run by the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO), offers free legal information in all areas of law, in French and English, to anyone living in the province, regardless of income.

Online course helps Ontarians learn mental health rights

August 23, 2020
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Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton), with Lambton Mental Wellness Centre, developed a workshop series and an online course on Mental Health Laws and Advocacy.

Legal Hotline helps Ontarians navigate the pandemic

July 28, 2020
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With help from our Catalyst grant, Pro Bono Ontario’s Legal Hotline helps Ontarians navigate the pandemic.

Experiential education connects and inspires French-speaking youth and legal professionals

November 1, 2019
Justice Thorburn

Catalyst grant helps the Ontario Justice Education Network engage more young people, including French-speaking youth across Ontario.

Understanding people’s civil legal needs after incarceration

October 7, 2019
Jonathan Robart

The Foundation’s Catalyst grant supports the John Howard Society of Ontario in its civil legal needs assessment initiative.

Accessible legal help for domestic violence survivors in rural and remote communities

September 3, 2019
Min Jin

The Law Foundation of Ontario Catalyst granting is helping Luke’s Place to expand its services, including the Virtual Legal Clinic.

Championing the most complex refugee applications

August 20, 2019

Catalyst granting from The Law Foundation of Ontario is helping FCJ Refugee Centre extend its services and outreach.

Training trusted intermediaries creates a ripple effect of good information in the community

October 26, 2018

“It strengthens our communities to have these trusted intermediaries,” says Marla Brown, a lawyer at Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, who co-facilitated the placement Project training sessions.

Making the law more accessible for hard-to-reach youth

September 1, 2018
Niko Young

In partnership with lawyers and legal experts, SKETCH’s Acting OUT-Street Law Smarts program was designed and run by youth to educate frontline workers about the most common legal issues young people experience and the best ways to help.

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2021 Catalyst Call for Applications

By Tracy Au | April 11, 2021

Call for applications information and application form to apply to the 2021 Catalyst Call for Applications
Deadline: June 7, 2021

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Jack Braithwaite appointed to The Law Foundation of Ontario Board of Trustees

By Nathalie Noel | March 24, 2021

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Jack Braithwaite to its Board of Trustees.

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Job posting: Summer Law Student, Class Proceedings Fund

By Nathalie Noel | March 24, 2021

We are seeking a Summer Law Student, Class Proceedings Fund.

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Responsive Call for Applications

By Nathalie Noel | March 8, 2021

Call for applications information and application form to apply to the Responsive program
Deadline: April 30, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
Grant amounts: up to $25K or $25K to $100K

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Calls for applications coming soon!

By Nathalie Noel | February 25, 2021

Calls for grant applications for our Responsive and Catalyst programs are coming soon. Please watch for them and help share the news.

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Elders’ Council named 2020 Guthrie Award recipient

By Nathalie Noel | February 5, 2021

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce that the 2020 Guthrie Award recipient is the Elders’ Council.

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