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

Join our team
News

Job posting: Legal Assistant

November 29, 2022

We are seeking a Legal Assistant for the Class Proceedings Committee and Fund.

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News

Heather Johnston appointed to Board of Trustees

November 22, 2022

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Johnston, CPA, CA, BMath, to our Board of Trustees.

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News

Monique Jilesen joins Class Proceedings Committee

October 27, 2022

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Monique Jilesen to the Class Proceedings Committee.