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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News

COVID-19 related updates

March 31, 2020

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

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2020 Access to Justice Fund Call for Applications

March 12, 2020

Call for applications information and application form to apply to The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Access to Justice Fund 2020 Call for Applications
Deadline: May 12, 2020, 5:00 p.m. EST
Grant amount: up to $100,000

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Law van treks legal help to people in rural communities

February 26, 2020

With a Connecting Rural Regions grant, the Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County came up with a plan – and a van – to bring legal services directly to rural communities.