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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.

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.

Hands-on legal experience hones skills and safeguards housing

Annie Legate-Wolfe

Western Law’s Community Legal Services created the Eviction Prevention Program as a direct response to students and community members coming to them in desperate situations, often facing homelessness.

My experience at The Law Foundation of Ontario

August 23, 2017

This summer job opportunity showed me what pursing law might look like, and the many options that law offers. It was an amazing experience, and I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to work at The Law Foundation of…

Using a cultural ceremony to share legal information and help people with HIV and AIDS

August 2, 2017

Funded through The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Connecting Communities initiative, People 2 People Aid Organization, a small nonprofit founded by concerned individuals from the Toronto Ethiopian community, recently completed a legal training project using the traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony to share legal information about HIV and AIDS.

A marriage to make Ontario’s PLEI services stronger

December 16, 2016

The creation of LawConnect delivers more efficient and holistic legal education and information to service providers and the public.

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Job posting: Legal Assistant

By Nathalie Noel | November 29, 2022

We are seeking a Legal Assistant for the Class Proceedings Committee and Fund.

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Heather Johnston appointed to Board of Trustees

By Nathalie Noel | November 22, 2022

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Johnston, CPA, CA, BMath, to our Board of Trustees.

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Monique Jilesen joins Class Proceedings Committee

By Nathalie Noel | October 27, 2022

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Monique Jilesen to the Class Proceedings Committee.

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Growing community support for people with disabilities

By Nathalie Noel | October 18, 2022

Reach’s project will develop resources and training for frontline workers to enhance their ability to identify legal issues, conduct effective intakes, and facilitate referrals, all centering around the lived experiences of people with disabilities.

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Wrapping legal supports in dignity and belonging

By Nathalie Noel | October 18, 2022

The Legal Information for Indigenous Youth Aging Out of Care project will provide Indigenous youth with legal information and facilitate connections to community supports.

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Upholding the rights of people who are unhoused

By Nathalie Noel | October 18, 2022

Community Justice Collective, and its partners, are developing and delivering public legal education resources tailored to legal issues faced by unhoused residents.

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