Our work

The Law Foundation of Ontario takes an active and engaging approach to our work in five broad areas to carry out our mandate of advancing access to justice.

The Law Foundation of Ontario takes an active and engaging approach to our work as a grantmaker and to carry out our mandate of advancing access to justice. Since our creation in 1974, we have worked with and given out over $1B in grants to hundreds of carefully selected grantees and to Legal Aid Ontario.

The Law Foundation of Ontario works in five broad areas:

Grantmaking

Manages a number of grant programs and makes grants to support a wide range of nonprofit organizations to help people understand the law and to use the law to improve their lives

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Funds to Legal Aid Ontario
Build and share knowledge
Guthrie Award
Class Proceedings Fund

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Responsive Call for Applications

December 20, 2019

Call for applications information and application form to apply to the Responsive grants program
Deadlines: Small & Major Grant – March 31; Small Grant – September 1 (every year)
Grant amounts: Small Grant – up to $15K; Major Grant – up to $100,000 AND $100K to $250K

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News

Class Proceedings Fund welcomes John P. Brown

January 15, 2020

The Class Proceedings Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of John P. Brown to its Class Proceedings Committee.

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Over $700K to support empirical research on data collection and access in the justice sector

November 26, 2019

The Foundation has invested over $700K to fund 13 Measuring Impacts and Progress research projects to support empirical research to help improve how the justice system serves the people of Ontario.