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

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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Legal Hotline helps Ontarians navigate the pandemic

July 28, 2020

With help from our Catalyst grant, Pro Bono Ontario’s Legal Hotline helps Ontarians navigate the pandemic.

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Lisa Cirillo new CEO of The Law Foundation of Ontario

July 15, 2020

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce that Lisa Cirillo will be its new CEO. Ms Cirillo has been the Executive Director of Downtown Legal Services since 2010.