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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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COVID-19 related updates

By Nathalie Noel | March 31, 2020

COVID-19: Regular updates on our response to COVID-19, including how to contact us and application deadline extensions.

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2020 Access to Justice Fund Call for Applications

By Tracy Au | March 12, 2020

Call for applications information and application form to apply to The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Access to Justice Fund 2020 Call for Applications
Deadline: May 12, 2020, 5:00 p.m. EST
Grant amount: up to $100,000

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Law van treks legal help to people in rural communities

By Nathalie Noel | February 26, 2020

With a Connecting Rural Regions grant, the Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County came up with a plan – and a van – to bring legal services directly to rural communities.

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2020 Measuring Impacts and Progress Call for Applications

By Tracy Au | February 18, 2020

Call for applications information and application form to apply to The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Measuring Impacts and Progress 2020 Call for Applications
Deadline: June 30, 2020, 5:00 p.m. EST
Grant amounts: Between $50,000 and $100,000 or between $100,000 and $250,000

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Nonprofit leaders encouraged to apply for Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship

By Nathalie Noel | February 10, 2020

The call for applications for the Foundation’s Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship is now open.

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Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship Call for Applications

By Nathalie Noel | February 6, 2020

Call for applications information and application form to apply to The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship program
Deadline: April 20, 2020
Grant amount: Fellow’s salary – up to $65K; Related costs for academic host – up to $15K

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