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Growing community support for people with disabilities

October 18, 2022
A group of 5 adults, smiling and sitting in chairs at a workshop

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

A woman with long dark hair and a white sweater packing a suitcase

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

A park in the winter with three tents circling around a tall tree with sparse brown leaves

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
Three people sit at a wooden table in a bright, plant-filled room

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

An older man in bed wearing glasses and reading

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

A beautiful sunset with the colours blue, purple, and pink on the horizon of a river within Grassy Narrows territory

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

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
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.

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

Looking down at a woman sitting on the floor cross legged with a laptop on her lap

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


The Law Foundation of Ontario announces new Chief Executive Officer

By Nathalie Noel | May 21, 2015

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce that, following an extensive search, Tanya Lee will be its new CEO effective July 1, 2015.

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Ross F. Earnshaw appointed to the Board of Trustees

By Nathalie Noel | January 13, 2015

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to welcome Ross F. Earnshaw, to the foundation’s Board of Trustees, effective January 1, 2015. He was appointed by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) at Convocation on November 28, 2014. A…

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Paul B. Schabas new Chair of The Law Foundation of Ontario

By Nathalie Noel | January 13, 2015

On January 1, 2015, Paul B. Schabas assumed the role of Chair of the Law Foundation of Ontario. Since its establishment in 1974, the Foundation has contributed over $900 million to improving access to justice including payments to Legal Aid…

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Linda Rothstein appointed to the Board of Trustees

By Nathalie Noel | September 24, 2014

  The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to welcome Linda R. Rothstein, LSM, to the foundation’s Board of Trustees.  She was appointed by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) at Convocation August 13, 2014. Managing partner of Paliare…

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Kimberly Murray

Kimberly Murray receives 2014 Guthrie Award

By Nathalie Noel | September 17, 2014

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce that the 2014 Guthrie Award recipient is lawyer, educator, and community leader Kimberly Murray.

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Kris Kozell Wins Exemplary Justice Educator Award

By Nathalie Noel | August 29, 2014

  The Law Foundation of Ontario Congratulations Kris Kozell on receiving the 2014 Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educator Award from the Ontario Justice Education Network. The annual award recognizes a teacher in Ontario who has demonstrated leadership in the area of…

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