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Expanding to serve LGBTQ2S communities across Ontario

July 13, 2021

The pandemic allowed The 519 to reimagine what it means to provide access to justice and legal services to LGBTQ2S communities.

A wider role and audience for substantive law training

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The pandemic helped CLEO to recognize it can play a useful role in substantive law  training across Ontario.

Fueling legal help for rural and remote communities

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The Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County is receiving $250K to further develop its successful “law van” pilot project.

Building capacity for community-based legal help

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Capacity-building for an Inclusive Sector grantees will be better positioned to provide reliable and culturally appropriate legal support.

We’re moving!

July 12, 2021

As of September 1, The Law Foundation of Ontario has a new home at 110 Spadina Avenue.

Job posting: Administrative Assistant/Legal Assistant, Class Proceedings Fund

May 17, 2021
Join our team

We are seeking an Administrative Assistant/Legal Assistant for the Class Proceedings Fund.

Julie Mathews: reflections on my Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship

May 5, 2021
Julie Mathews

Julie Mathews, Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship recipient (2018-2019) shares her reflections of the fellowship experience.

2021 Catalyst Call for Applications

April 11, 2021
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Call for applications information and application form to apply to the 2021 Catalyst Call for Applications
Deadline: June 7, 2021

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

March 24, 2021
Jack Braithwaite

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

Job posting: Summer Law Student, Class Proceedings Fund

Join our team

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

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New Queer Refugee Hearings Program Toolkit

By Nathalie Noel | October 31, 2021

The Queer Refugee Hearings Program Toolkit helps individuals claiming refugee protection based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and/or sex characteristics.

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$19.7M in core funding to support leading access to justice organizations

By Nathalie Noel | October 28, 2021

The Foundation has increased its investment in Catalyst to $19.7M, adding close to $3 million to the total budget over three years and growing the program from 20 to 25 organizations.

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The Law Foundation of Ontario Public Interest Articling Fellowship

2021-2022 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants

By Nathalie Noel | October 7, 2021

Meet the 2021-2022 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants: Rachel Kohut, Zara Mercer, Paria Asadbikli, Tom Naciuk, Arthur Ferguson, Leandra (Lea) Keren, Tyler Schnare, Rene Kimmett.

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2020-2021 PIAF articling highlights

By Nathalie Noel | October 4, 2021

We asked our 2020-2021 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants to share some highlights of their articling experience. Here is some of what they shared.

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Increasing access to justice for refugees and Indigenous peoples is focus of 17 newly funded projects

By Nathalie Noel | September 29, 2021

The Law Foundation of Ontario has invested close to $1.4M for 17 new Access to Justice Fund projects, increasing access to justice for refugees and Indigenous peoples.

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We moved: our new home in the Tower Building

By Nathalie Noel | September 1, 2021

As of September 1, The Law Foundation of Ontario has a new home at 110 Spadina Avenue.

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