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.
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Madame Justice Thorburn volunteers with OJEN, helping young people better understand and relate to the justice system, and the people who work within it

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

What's new

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Growing Possibilities: sharing our strategic plan

January 29, 2024

As we begin our 50th anniversary year, we are excited to share Growing Possibilities, our 2024-2029 strategic plan.

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New partnership with Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund

February 15, 2024

We’re pleased to announce a partnership with the Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund.

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Responsive Call for Applications

February 13, 2024

Call for applications information and application form to apply to the Responsive program
Due date: rolling deadline
Grant amounts: up to $250,000