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Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships awarded to Prasanna Balasundaram and Laura Tamblyn Watts

September 14, 2020
Prasanna Balasundaram and Laura Tamblyn Watts

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce it has awarded Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships for the 2020-2021 academic term to Prasanna Balasundaram and Laura Tamblyn Watts.

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.

LAWS student reflections: feeling connected even during COVID

August 30, 2020

The Foundation participates in LAWS’ Summer Job Program, hosting a high school student for a month. This year we were fortunate to host Firdaus. Here are some of her reflections about working with the Foundation.

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.

Job posting: Counsel, Class Proceedings Fund

August 10, 2020
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We are seeking a counsel for the permanent, full-time position of Counsel to the Class Proceedings Committee.

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.

COVID-19 related updates

July 22, 2020
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COVID-19: Regular updates on our response to COVID-19, including how to contact us and application deadline extensions.

Lisa Cirillo new CEO of The Law Foundation of Ontario

July 15, 2020
Lisa Cirillo

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce that Lisa Cirillo will be its new CEO. Ms Cirillo has been the Executive Director of Downtown Legal Services since 2010.

Helen Tewolde named Action Canada Fellow

June 4, 2020
Helen Tewolde

Helen Tewolde, the Foundation’s Director of Policy and Programs, has been named a 2020/2021 Action Canada Fellow by Action Canada and the Public Policy Forum.

COVID-19 related resources for nonprofit and justice sectors

May 28, 2020
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Several organizations have created or compiled COVID-19 related resources for the nonprofit and the justice sectors. Here are a few we believe may be helpful.

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Calls for applications coming soon!

By Nathalie Noel | February 25, 2021

Calls for grant applications for our Responsive and Catalyst programs are coming soon. Please watch for them and help share the news.

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Elders’ Council named 2020 Guthrie Award recipient

By Nathalie Noel | February 5, 2021

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce that the 2020 Guthrie Award recipient is the Elders’ Council.

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Neha Chugh and Paul Jonathan Saguil appointed as Foundation representatives on LCO and OJEN Boards

By Nathalie Noel | January 25, 2021

The Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Neha Chugh to serve as its representative on the Board for the Law Commission of Ontario and the reappointment of Paul Jonathan Saguil as its representative on the Board of Ontario Justice Education Network.

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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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