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

Pamela Cross at podium
News

Pamela Cross Guthrie Award Reception

November 4, 2019

Watch a video of Pamela Cross’ Guthrie Award speech and see photos on Facebook from her Guthrie Award Reception celebration.

The Law Foundation of Ontario Public Interest Articling Fellowship

2019-2020 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants

November 11, 2019

Meet the 2019-2020 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants: André Capretti; Jaya Élise Bordeleau-Cass; Ashley Reya Dhandhari; Vanessa Poirier; J.Y. (Jianyang) Hoh; Rebecca Dillon; Michelle Soucy; Aubrey Abaya

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Story

Experiential education connects and inspires French-speaking youth and legal professionals

November 1, 2019

Catalyst grant helps the Ontario Justice Education Network engage more young people, including French-speaking youth across Ontario.