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

November 1, 2019

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

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

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

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.

Personal and professional growth: A month at The Law Foundation of Ontario

August 29, 2018

By Afnaan M., LAWS summer student My name is Afnaan M. and I am a high school student who is a part of the LAWS (Law in Action Within Schools) program. The LAWS program provides many opportunities to high school…

Network provides holistic approach to helping clients

August 1, 2018

Connecting Ottawa is a network of more than 50 frontline service agencies that operate in a wide variety of sectors, such as the legal, health, immigration, and social services. By working together, these organizations can better address clients’ legal issues.

Many opportunities within the nonprofit sector to fight for justice

September 1, 2017

The Foundation encourages legal careers within the nonprofit justice sector through its Public Interest Articling Fellowship. Amanda’s PIAF at Innocence Canada opened up a whole new world of career opportunities to her.

Peer mentors build connections and confidence

The Peer Mentor Program offered by The University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law matches second and third year students with first year students. The mentors provide practical and emotional support, helping the new students to navigate the social and academic world of law school.

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Over $400K invested in research projects to examine technology’s role in providing legal services

By Nathalie Noel | November 18, 2019

The Foundation has invested over $400K to support six Justice and Technology Research projects to better understand the practical ways that technology is, or could, change how legal services are provided and to support access to justice for people with legal needs.

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Access to Justice Week 2019

By Nathalie Noel | November 18, 2019

Close to 1,500 people participated in TAG’s Access to Justice Week, included in a Data & Design Symposium we co-hosted with the Law Society of Ontario.

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Know Your Rights: legal education and self-advocacy resources for Ontarians who are blind, partially sighted, and Deafblind

By Nathalie Noel | November 18, 2019

With a Responsive grant from the Foundation, CNIB Foundation has developed Know Your Rights, which is a series of plain-language, public legal information handbooks, videos, and training workshops to empower Ontarians who are blind, partially sighted, and Deafblind to better understand their rights, navigate the legal system, and self-advocate to challenge discrimination.

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2019-2020 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants

By Nathalie Noel | November 11, 2019

Meet the 2019-2020 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants: André Capretti; Jaya Élise Bordeleau-Cass; Ashley Reya Dhandhari; Vanessa Poirier; J.Y. (Jianyang) Hoh; Rebecca Dillon; Michelle Soucy; Aubrey Abaya

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Pamela Cross Guthrie Award Reception

By Nathalie Noel | November 4, 2019

Watch a video of Pamela Cross’ Guthrie Award speech and see photos on Facebook from her Guthrie Award Reception celebration.

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

By Nathalie Noel | November 1, 2019

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

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