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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.

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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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Judith McCormack receives 2011 Guthrie Award

By Nathalie Noel | January 3, 2012

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce that the 2011 Guthrie Award recipient is legal education and legal aid champion, Judith McCormack.

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Tracy Heffernan awarded Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship

By Nathalie Noel | January 1, 2012

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce it has awarded a Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic term to Tracy Heffernan.

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