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Growing community support for people with disabilities

October 18, 2022
A group of 5 adults, smiling and sitting in chairs at a workshop

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.

Wrapping legal supports in dignity and belonging

A woman with long dark hair and a white sweater packing a suitcase

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

Upholding the rights of people who are unhoused

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

Developing legal services for the Métis community

October 17, 2022
Three people sit at a wooden table in a bright, plant-filled room

The Métis Nation of Ontario Justice Program provides legal support and education to Métis people through culturally relevant services, legal information and legal resources, justice system navigation, and legal referrals.

Coordinating housing and legal supports

An older man in bed wearing glasses and reading

With an Access to Justice Fund grant, Living Space launched the Access and Diversion project to help the most marginalized members of its communities.

Protecting natural laws and landscapes

A beautiful sunset with the colours blue, purple, and pink on the horizon of a river within Grassy Narrows territory

With a Responsive grant, CELA and ANA are developing a legal toolkit for establishing Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas.

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
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.

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

Looking down at a woman sitting on the floor cross legged with a laptop on her lap

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


Isfahan Merali appointed to Board of Trustees

By Nathalie Noel | September 12, 2016

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Isfahan Merali, B.A., LL.B. to its Board of Trustees.

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Eight new Access to Justice Fund grants aim to better understand and protect vulnerable investors

By Nathalie Noel | August 3, 2016

The funded investor rights projects range from hands-on help for individual investors at a first of its kind legal clinic, public legal education and information for seniors about their legal rights when it comes to investing, and a broad range of research exploring: supported decision making; vulnerable investor protective action; remedies under the Ontario Securities Act for corporate misreporting; investor vulnerability and disciplinary action by self-regulatory bodies; investor rights and remedies in Canada; and the experience of low-income families and group plan RESPs.

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Linda R. Rothstein B.A., LL.B. to lead The Law Foundation of Ontario Board

By Nathalie Noel | July 5, 2016

The Law Foundation of Ontario Board of Trustees elected Linda R. Rothstein B.A., LL.B. as its new Chair; the first woman to hold this position. Ms. Rothstein is a partner of Paliare Roland and has served as a Foundation Trustee since 2014.

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Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships awarded to Nikki Gershbain, Sarah Pole, Brenda Young, and Deepa Mattoo

By Nathalie Noel | July 4, 2016

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce it has awarded Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic term to Nikki Gershbain, Sarah Pole, Brenda Young, and Deepa Mattoo.

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That’s Not Fair!: New book helps children understand their rights and freedoms

By Nathalie Noel | April 5, 2016

With imagination and humour, That’s Not Fair! taps into children’s natural sense of justice and makes it easy and fun to think and talk about the rights and freedoms of people in a democracy.

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Program brings restorative justice to youth

By Nathalie Noel | March 28, 2016

Lanark County youth will benefit from restorative justice with a new three-year outreach initiative, courtesy of the Lanark County Community Justice Program (LCCJP) and funded in part by The Law Foundation of Ontario.

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