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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
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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
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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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Summer law student reflections: incomparable class actions experience

By Nathalie Noel | August 17, 2022

I worked at with the Class Proceedings Fund staff team. I gained comprehensive knowledge in class action litigation funding and an extensive look at the history and development of class proceedings in Ontario.

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Summer law student reflections: shaping public interest insights

By Nathalie Noel | August 17, 2022

I spent the summer supporting the Foundation’s grants team. I conducted research, developed onboarding tools for current and new staff, attended meetings, and learned about the sector more widely.

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LAWS student reflections: the start of another journey

By Nathalie Noel | August 17, 2022

I rotated among the different teams here, which I found unbelievably helpful as I’m still very unsure about my future. This was a great opportunity to see multiple different pathways in one placement.

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Celebrating Judy Mark upon her retirement

By Nathalie Noel | August 17, 2022

After 13 years, Judy Mark, our long-serving Director, Strategic Finance and Administration, has retired from the Foundation. We gathered to thank her for her service and wish her a fond farewell.

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Lara Sanders joins The Law Foundation of Ontario as Director, Strategic Finance

By Nathalie Noel | June 15, 2022

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce the hiring of Lara Sanders, CPA, CMA, as our new Director, Strategic Finance.

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2021-2022 PIAF articling highlights

By Nathalie Noel | June 13, 2022

We asked our 2021-2022 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants to share some highlights of their articling experience. Here is some of what they shared.

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