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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
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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
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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
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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

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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.

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Fueling legal help for rural and remote communities

By Nathalie Noel | July 13, 2021

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

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Building capacity for community-based legal help

By Nathalie Noel | July 13, 2021

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

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We’re moving!

By Nathalie Noel | July 12, 2021

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

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

By Nathalie Noel | May 17, 2021

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

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Julie Mathews: reflections on my Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship

By Nathalie Noel | May 5, 2021

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

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2021 Catalyst Call for Applications

By Tracy Au | April 11, 2021

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

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