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

What's new

Join our team
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Job posting: Program Coordinator

January 11, 2022

We are seeking a Program Coordinator, an essential role for the administration of the Foundation’s programs and grant related activities.

Elder Jan Longboat standing in front of the Mohawk Institute Residential School holding a feather and looking up into the sky
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Video celebrates Elders’ Council

January 17, 2022

Video celebrates the 2020 Guthrie Award recipient: the Elders’ Council of the Indigenous Justice Division of the Ministry of the Attorney General

The Guthrie Medal
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Nominate an outstanding access to justice champion

January 7, 2022

The Law Foundation of Ontario is seeking nominations for the Guthrie Award, our signature award to recognize access to justice champions.