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New Queer Refugee Hearings Program Toolkit

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.

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

October 28, 2021
A pyramid made out of colourful, hexagon wooden blocks

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.

2021-2022 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants

October 7, 2021
The Law Foundation of Ontario Public Interest Articling Fellowship

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.

2020-2021 PIAF articling highlights

October 4, 2021
The Law Foundation of Ontario Public Interest Articling Fellowship

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.

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

September 29, 2021
An illustration of a large group of people in the shape of a scales of justice

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.

We moved: our new home in the Tower Building

September 1, 2021

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

Catherine Banning appointed to The Law Foundation of Ontario Board of Trustees

August 25, 2021
Catherine Banning

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Banning to its Board of Trustees.

LAWS student reflections: packing in different 1:1s and projects

August 24, 2021
Young woman kneeling in front of moving boxes

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

2020 annual report: Staying Connected

July 13, 2021

We’re proud to release our 2020 annual report: Staying Connected.

Adapting to meet women’s urgent legal needs

An office worker wearing a protective mask with plexiglass in front of her desk

Like the justice system itself, the pandemic challenged the Criminalization of Women Pro-Bono Program to find new ways of operating.

Catherine Banning
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Catherine Banning appointed to The Law Foundation of Ontario Board of Trustees

By Nathalie Noel | August 25, 2021

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Banning to its Board of Trustees.

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Young woman kneeling in front of moving boxes
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LAWS student reflections: packing in different 1:1s and projects

By Nathalie Noel | August 24, 2021

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

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2020 annual report: Staying Connected

By Nathalie Noel | July 13, 2021

We’re proud to release our 2020 annual report: Staying Connected.

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An office worker wearing a protective mask with plexiglass in front of her desk
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Adapting to meet women’s urgent legal needs

By Nathalie Noel | July 13, 2021

Like the justice system itself, the pandemic challenged the Criminalization of Women Pro-Bono Program to find new ways of operating.

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Expanding to serve LGBTQ2S communities across Ontario

By Nathalie Noel | July 13, 2021

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

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A wider role and audience for substantive law training

By Nathalie Noel | July 13, 2021

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

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