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

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COVID-19 related updates

July 22, 2020

COVID-19: Regular updates on our response to COVID-19, including how to contact us and application deadline extensions.

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Julie Mathews: reflections on my Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship

May 5, 2021

Julie Mathews, Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship recipient (2018-2019) shares her reflections of the fellowship experience.

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2021 Catalyst Call for Applications

April 11, 2021

Call for applications information and application form to apply to the 2021 Catalyst Call for Applications
Deadline: June 7, 2021