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
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Job posting: Director, Human Resources and Operations

May 17, 2022

We are looking to complement own senior leadership team with a new Director, Human Resources and Operations.

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Lara Sanders joins The Law Foundation of Ontario as Director, Strategic Finance

June 15, 2022

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce the hiring of Lara Sanders, CPA, CMA, as our new Director, Strategic Finance.

The Law Foundation of Ontario Public Interest Articling Fellowship
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2021-2022 PIAF articling highlights

June 13, 2022

We asked our 2021-2022 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants to share some highlights of their articling experience. Here is some of what they shared.