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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
A pyramid made out of colourful, hexagon wooden blocks

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
An illustration of a large group of people in the shape of a scales of justice

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
Young woman kneeling in front of moving boxes

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

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.

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Francisco Rico–Martinez and Leilani Farha each receive Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship

By Nathalie Noel | January 1, 2007

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce it has awarded Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships for the 2007-2008 academic term to Francisco Rico–Martinez and Leilani Farha.

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Kim Pate and Kimberly Murray each receive Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship

By Nathalie Noel | January 1, 2006

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce it has awarded Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships for the 2006-2007 academic term to Kim Pate and Kimberly Murray.

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Making law school accessible for Aboriginal peoples

By Nathalie Noel | February 1, 2004

The Program of Legal Studies for Native People, run by The Native Law Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, offers legal education, skills instruction, and financial support to Aboriginal students from across the country who have been admitted to law school.

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