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Calls for applications coming soon!

February 25, 2021
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Calls for grant applications for our Responsive and Catalyst programs are coming soon. Please watch for them and help share the news.

Elders’ Council named 2020 Guthrie Award recipient

February 5, 2021
The Guthrie Medal

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

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

January 25, 2021
Neha Chugh and Paul Jonathan Saguil

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.

Margaret Sims joins Class Proceedings Fund as Counsel

November 26, 2020
Margaret Sims

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.

Video series educates on investments and avoiding financial harm

November 2, 2020
York Osgoode Investor Protection Clinic

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.

Board posting: Law Commission of Ontario Board of Governors

October 15, 2020
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Call for applications to serve as The Law Foundation of Ontario’s representative on the Law Commission of Ontario’s Board of Governors

2020-2021 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants

October 6, 2020
The Law Foundation of Ontario Public Interest Articling Fellowship

Meet the 2020-2021 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants: Stacia Loft, Andrea Ajurias, Zayneb Ragheai, Julia Sande, Laura Simon, Murray Fallis, Alexandria Hamilton, Yuka Sai

Etienne Esquega appointed to The Law Foundation of Ontario Board of Trustees

September 29, 2020

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Etienne Esquega to its Board of Trustees.

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.

Public Interest Articling Fellowship Host Organization Call for Applications

September 14, 2020
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Call for applications information and application form to be a host organization of The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Public Interest Articling Fellowship
Deadline: November 13, 2020
Grant amount: up to $69,500

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LAWS student reflections: feeling connected even during COVID

By Nathalie Noel | 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.

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Online course helps Ontarians learn mental health rights

By Nathalie Noel | August 23, 2020

Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton), with Lambton Mental Wellness Centre, developed a workshop series and an online course on Mental Health Laws and Advocacy.

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Job posting: Counsel, Class Proceedings Fund

By Nathalie Noel | August 10, 2020

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

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Legal Hotline helps Ontarians navigate the pandemic

By Nathalie Noel | July 28, 2020

With help from our Catalyst grant, Pro Bono Ontario’s Legal Hotline helps Ontarians navigate the pandemic.

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COVID-19 related updates

By Nathalie Noel | July 22, 2020

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

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Lisa Cirillo new CEO of The Law Foundation of Ontario

By Nathalie Noel | July 15, 2020

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.

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