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Training trusted intermediaries creates a ripple effect of good information in the community

October 26, 2018

“It strengthens our communities to have these trusted intermediaries,” says Marla Brown, a lawyer at Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, who co-facilitated the placement Project training sessions.

Making the law more accessible for hard-to-reach youth

September 1, 2018
Niko Young

In partnership with lawyers and legal experts, SKETCH’s Acting OUT-Street Law Smarts program was designed and run by youth to educate frontline workers about the most common legal issues young people experience and the best ways to help.

Personal and professional growth: A month at The Law Foundation of Ontario

August 29, 2018

By Afnaan M., LAWS summer student My name is Afnaan M. and I am a high school student who is a part of the LAWS (Law in Action Within Schools) program. The LAWS program provides many opportunities to high school…

Network provides holistic approach to helping clients

August 1, 2018

Connecting Ottawa is a network of more than 50 frontline service agencies that operate in a wide variety of sectors, such as the legal, health, immigration, and social services. By working together, these organizations can better address clients’ legal issues.

Many opportunities within the nonprofit sector to fight for justice

September 1, 2017

The Foundation encourages legal careers within the nonprofit justice sector through its Public Interest Articling Fellowship. Amanda’s PIAF at Innocence Canada opened up a whole new world of career opportunities to her.

Peer mentors build connections and confidence

The Peer Mentor Program offered by The University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law matches second and third year students with first year students. The mentors provide practical and emotional support, helping the new students to navigate the social and academic world of law school.

Hands-on legal experience hones skills and safeguards housing

Annie Legate-Wolfe

Western Law’s Community Legal Services created the Eviction Prevention Program as a direct response to students and community members coming to them in desperate situations, often facing homelessness.

My experience at The Law Foundation of Ontario

August 23, 2017

This summer job opportunity showed me what pursing law might look like, and the many options that law offers. It was an amazing experience, and I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to work at The Law Foundation of…

Using a cultural ceremony to share legal information and help people with HIV and AIDS

August 2, 2017

Funded through The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Connecting Communities initiative, People 2 People Aid Organization, a small nonprofit founded by concerned individuals from the Toronto Ethiopian community, recently completed a legal training project using the traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony to share legal information about HIV and AIDS.

A marriage to make Ontario’s PLEI services stronger

December 16, 2016

The creation of LawConnect delivers more efficient and holistic legal education and information to service providers and the public.

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Danielle McLaughlin and Vincent Greason each receive Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship

By Nathalie Noel | January 1, 2010

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce it has awarded Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships for the 2010-2011 academic term to Danielle McLaughlin and Vincent Greason.

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Richard Elliott, Michael Janigan, and Allan McChesney each receive Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship

By Nathalie Noel | January 1, 2009

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce it has awarded Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships for the 2009-2010 academic term to Richard Elliott, Michael Janigan, and Allan McChesney.

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1997-2009 Guthrie Award recipients

By Nathalie Noel | January 1, 2009

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce the following Guthrie Award recipients: Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic; A. Alan Borovoy; Martin Teplitsky; The Honourable R. Roy McMurtry; Jim Baillie; Balfour Halévy; Parkdale Community Legal Services; Peter N. Oliver.

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Michele Leering and Joyce Zuk each receive Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship 

By Nathalie Noel | January 1, 2008

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce it has awarded Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships for the 2008-2009 academic term to Michele Leering and Joyce Zuk.

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Francisco Rico–Martinez and Leilani Farha each receive Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship

By Nathalie Noel | January 1, 2007

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce it has awarded Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships for the 2007-2008 academic term to Francisco Rico–Martinez and Leilani Farha.

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Kim Pate and Kimberly Murray each receive Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship

By Nathalie Noel | January 1, 2006

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce it has awarded Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships for the 2006-2007 academic term to Kim Pate and Kimberly Murray.

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