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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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Margaret Sims joins Class Proceedings Fund as Counsel

By Nathalie Noel | November 26, 2020

The Law Foundation of Ontario and the Class Proceedings Committee are pleased to welcome Margaret Sims as Counsel to the Class Proceedings Fund, effective January 2021.

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Video series educates on investments and avoiding financial harm

By Nathalie Noel | November 2, 2020

With a Responsive grant, the Osgoode Investor Protection Clinic developed a video series to address some of the key issues faced by individuals who have invested in capital markets and may be vulnerable to financial mismanagement.

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Board posting: Law Commission of Ontario Board of Governors

By Nathalie Noel | October 15, 2020

Call for applications to serve as The Law Foundation of Ontario’s representative on the Law Commission of Ontario’s Board of Governors

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The Law Foundation of Ontario Public Interest Articling Fellowship

2020-2021 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants

By Nathalie Noel | October 6, 2020

Meet the 2020-2021 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants: Stacia Loft, Andrea Ajurias, Zayneb Ragheai, Julia Sande, Laura Simon, Murray Fallis, Alexandria Hamilton, Yuka Sai

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Etienne Esquega appointed to The Law Foundation of Ontario Board of Trustees

By Nathalie Noel | September 29, 2020

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Etienne Esquega to its Board of Trustees.

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Indigenous diversion program breaking cycle of incarceration

By Nathalie Noel | September 21, 2020

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.

Read More