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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Public Interest Articling Fellowship Host Organization Call for Applications

September 14, 2020

Call for applications information and application form to be a host organization of The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Public Interest Articling Fellowship
Deadline: November 13, 2020
Grant amount: up to $69,500

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Indigenous diversion program breaking cycle of incarceration

September 21, 2020

Beginning with the familiar smell of sage from the traditional smudging ceremony, Rebecca Toulouse participates in a Healing Circle three times a week. It’s part of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres’ (OFIFC) Indigenous Community Justice Program (ICJP), a…

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News

Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships awarded to Prasanna Balasundaram and Laura Tamblyn Watts

September 14, 2020

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce it has awarded Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships for the 2020-2021 academic term to Prasanna Balasundaram and Laura Tamblyn Watts.