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Heather Johnston appointed to Board of Trustees

November 22, 2022
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We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Johnston, CPA, CA, BMath, to our Board of Trustees.

Monique Jilesen joins Class Proceedings Committee

October 27, 2022
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We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Monique Jilesen to the Class Proceedings Committee.

Growing community support for people with disabilities

October 18, 2022
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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

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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
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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

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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

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

Donna Hall joins The Law Foundation of Ontario as Director, Human Resources and Operations

October 11, 2022
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The Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Donna Hall, ACPC, PCC, as our inaugural Director, Human Resources and Operations.

2021 annual report: A Just(ice) Recovery

October 3, 2022
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We’re proud to release our 2021 annual report: A (Just)ice Recovery.

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Former Trustee Janet Minor elected to Law Society’s top office

By Nathalie Noel | June 26, 2014

The Law Foundation of Ontario congratulates its former Trustee Janet Minor on her election as Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada. She succeeds former Treasurer Thomas G. Conway. The Treasurer is the top-elected official of the Law Society,…

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Creating a just and supportive environment for refugee claimants

By Nathalie Noel | June 26, 2014

With a two-year grant, Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support developed the Volunteer Legal Support Program to increase the help available for unrepresented refugee claimants.

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New cy-près awards will promote access to justice across Canada

By Nathalie Noel | May 20, 2014

The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Access to Justice Fund has received additional cy-près awards – funding that will be used across the country to advance the ideal of a truly accessible justice system. The Access to Justice Fund, the first…

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Law Foundation celebrates 40 years of promoting access to justice

By Nathalie Noel | March 31, 2014

In 2014, The Law Foundation of Ontario marks its 40th anniversary and celebrates the many accomplishments of access to justice champions since the organization was founded.

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In memory of the Hon. Sydney Lewis Robins

By Nathalie Noel | January 14, 2014

The Hon. Sydney Lewis Robins passed away Friday, January 10, at age 90.  When LFO was founded in 1974, Sydney Robins served as the first Chair of our Board of Trustees. Sydney Robins’ career in the legal profession spanned more…

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In memory of Madam Justice Joan Lax

By Nathalie Noel | November 13, 2013

Madam Justice Joan Lax, of the Ontario Superior Court, passed away suddenly on November 4, 2013. Justice Lax had been a long-time friend of the Foundation and she served as an LFO trustee from October 1994 to September 1996. She…

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