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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
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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.

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

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

Fueling legal help for rural and remote communities

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

Building capacity for community-based legal help

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

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.

Bilingual legal centre a resource for Ontarians

September 2, 2020
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The Ontario Legal Information Centre, a service run by the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO), offers free legal information in all areas of law, in French and English, to anyone living in the province, regardless of income.

Online course helps Ontarians learn mental health rights

August 23, 2020
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Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton), with Lambton Mental Wellness Centre, developed a workshop series and an online course on Mental Health Laws and Advocacy.

Legal Hotline helps Ontarians navigate the pandemic

July 28, 2020
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With help from our Catalyst grant, Pro Bono Ontario’s Legal Hotline helps Ontarians navigate the pandemic.

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Announcing a new, free database of professionalism resources for lawyers

By Nathalie Noel | August 5, 2013

The Centre for the Legal Profession and the Chief Justice of Ontario’s Advisory Committee on Professionalism are delighted to announce the official launch of the Shared Resources Initiative. The Initiative contains free, online professionalism training materials and links to webcast…

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Animal Justice launches online library

By Nathalie Noel | July 29, 2013

Animal Justice Canada is pleased to announce the launch of our new online Animal Law Library, made possible with the support of the Law Foundation of Ontario.

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A significant change for Klemtu

By Nathalie Noel | July 26, 2013

With ATJF funding, Anne Fletcher is able to bring legal services to Aboriginal communities such as Klemtu, which is home to the Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nations and is a very remote and isolated island community on the central coast of BC.

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Justice Stephen Goudge receives 2013 Guthrie Award

By Nathalie Noel | May 13, 2013

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce that its 2013 Guthrie Award will be presented to Justice Stephen Goudge of the Ontario Court of Appeal.

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Advancing social justice for women with METRAC

By Nathalie Noel | March 1, 2013

Silmi Abdullah articled with the METRAC Community Justice Program. She has had a unique learning experience and says, “It motivates me every second to continue to learn and excel in my work in the area of social justice”.

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Seeing wrongs put right with AIDWYC

By Nathalie Noel | February 1, 2013

Susannah Chung articled with the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC). “It’s pretty emotional to see these clients having endured what they have over years and then finally experience standing before an appellate court and being granted an acquittal.”

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