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Hip hop artists navigate world of Intellectual Property rights with new toolkit

March 14, 2022

Canadian hip hop artists have a new resource to help safeguard their rights and livelihoods: the Intellectual Property Toolkit for Artists

Adapting to meet women’s urgent legal needs

July 13, 2021
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Like the justice system itself, the pandemic challenged the Criminalization of Women Pro-Bono Program to find new ways of operating.

Expanding to serve LGBTQ2S communities across Ontario

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.

Indigenous diversion program breaking cycle of incarceration

September 21, 2020
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The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres’ Indigenous Community Justice Program is a culturally-based program that takes a wholistic approach to justice and aims to divert Indigenous youth and adults who have come into conflict with the law away from the criminal justice system.

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.

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.

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.

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Summer students bring new ideas and energy

By Nathalie Noel | August 17, 2022

The Foundation benefitted from an influx of new ideas and energy this summer thanks to three students working with us: Jenel Jackson, Rachael Simser, and Alex Traballo.

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Summer law student reflections: incomparable class actions experience

By Nathalie Noel | August 17, 2022

I worked at with the Class Proceedings Fund staff team. I gained comprehensive knowledge in class action litigation funding and an extensive look at the history and development of class proceedings in Ontario.

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Summer law student reflections: shaping public interest insights

By Nathalie Noel | August 17, 2022

I spent the summer supporting the Foundation’s grants team. I conducted research, developed onboarding tools for current and new staff, attended meetings, and learned about the sector more widely.

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LAWS student reflections: the start of another journey

By Nathalie Noel | August 17, 2022

I rotated among the different teams here, which I found unbelievably helpful as I’m still very unsure about my future. This was a great opportunity to see multiple different pathways in one placement.

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Celebrating Judy Mark upon her retirement

By Nathalie Noel | August 17, 2022

After 13 years, Judy Mark, our long-serving Director, Strategic Finance and Administration, has retired from the Foundation. We gathered to thank her for her service and wish her a fond farewell.

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Lara Sanders joins The Law Foundation of Ontario as Director, Strategic Finance

By Nathalie Noel | June 15, 2022

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce the hiring of Lara Sanders, CPA, CMA, as our new Director, Strategic Finance.

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