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Fueling legal help for rural and remote communities

July 13, 2021
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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.

Experiential education connects and inspires French-speaking youth and legal professionals

November 1, 2019
Justice Thorburn

Catalyst grant helps the Ontario Justice Education Network engage more young people, including French-speaking youth across Ontario.

Understanding people’s civil legal needs after incarceration

October 7, 2019
Jonathan Robart

The Foundation’s Catalyst grant supports the John Howard Society of Ontario in its civil legal needs assessment initiative.

Accessible legal help for domestic violence survivors in rural and remote communities

September 3, 2019
Min Jin

The Law Foundation of Ontario Catalyst granting is helping Luke’s Place to expand its services, including the Virtual Legal Clinic.

Championing the most complex refugee applications

August 20, 2019

Catalyst granting from The Law Foundation of Ontario is helping FCJ Refugee Centre extend its services and outreach.


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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