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

Min Jin
Story

Accessible legal help for domestic violence survivors in rural and remote communities

September 3, 2019

The Law Foundation of Ontario Catalyst granting is helping Luke’s Place to expand its services, including the Virtual Legal Clinic.

Makayla
News

LAWS student reflections: seeing behind the scenes of grantmaking

September 17, 2019

We participate in LAWS’ Summer Job Program and this year we were joined by Makayla. Here are some of her reflections of her time working with us.

Pamela Cross
News

Pamela Cross receives 2019 Guthrie Award

September 11, 2019

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce that the 2019 Guthrie Award recipient is women’s rights advocate, Pamela Cross.