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Job posting: Legal Assistant

November 29, 2022
Join our team

We are seeking a Legal Assistant for the Class Proceedings Committee and Fund.

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.


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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It’s the commute that’ll get you

By Nathalie Noel | November 1, 2013

Brian O’Neill studied law in Halifax and Victoria, but was drawn to one of Canada’s lesser-known coasts for his articles – to the Moosonee and Moose Factory offices of Keewaytinok Native Legal Services.

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Making friends with the justice system

By Nathalie Noel | November 1, 2013

The People’s Law School works to make sure we all know and can exercise our legal rights. Its Justice Theatre group developed two interactive plays about cyberbullying and hate crimes. They took the plays on tour to schools in 23 communities, including small and rural communities that are often missed.

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A profile of grants in support of diversity

By Nathalie Noel | November 1, 2013

A profile of The Law Foundation of Ontario grantees whose unique work responds to the needs of our diverse society.

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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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