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My experience at The Law Foundation of Ontario

August 29, 2016

My name is Shaduya Sivarajah and I am a grade 10, going on to grade 11, high school student. At the school that I attend there is a specialized Law program called LAWS, which stands for Law in Action Within Schools.

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Eight new Access to Justice Fund grants aim to better understand and protect vulnerable investors

August 3, 2016

The funded investor rights projects range from hands-on help for individual investors at a first of its kind legal clinic, public legal education and information for seniors about their legal rights when it comes to investing, and a broad range of research exploring: supported decision making; vulnerable investor protective action; remedies under the Ontario Securities Act for corporate misreporting; investor vulnerability and disciplinary action by self-regulatory bodies; investor rights and remedies in Canada; and the experience of low-income families and group plan RESPs.

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Linda R. Rothstein B.A., LL.B. to lead The Law Foundation of Ontario Board

July 5, 2016

The Law Foundation of Ontario Board of Trustees elected Linda R. Rothstein B.A., LL.B. as its new Chair; the first woman to hold this position. Ms. Rothstein is a partner of Paliare Roland and has served as a Foundation Trustee since 2014.

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New Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships awarded

July 4, 2016

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce that it has awarded three Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships (CLJF) for the 2016-2017 academic term. Nikki Gershbain, Sarah Pole, and Brenda Young will use their fellowship opportunities to build on their extensive frontline experience to better understand and improve access to justice for families, racialized and marginalized youth, and Indigenous peoples.

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That’s Not Fair!: New book helps children understand their rights and freedoms

April 5, 2016

As soon as children can say “that’s not fair!”, they’re ready to think critically about what it means to live in a democracy. That’s the purpose of a new children’s…

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Program brings restorative justice to youth

March 28, 2016

Lanark County youth will benefit from restorative justice with a new three-year outreach initiative, courtesy of the Lanark County Community Justice Program (LCCJP) and funded in part by The Law Foundation of Ontario.

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Paul Le Vay appointed to Board of Trustees

March 1, 2016

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Le Vay to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Le Vay was appointed to the board by…

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Non-profit leaders can further their careers and causes through Justice Fellowship

February 1, 2016

Applications are now being accepted to give non-profit leaders the unique opportunity to further their careers and their causes through a paid fellowship. Preventing public disasters, reducing homelessness, developing an…

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Grant bolsters free legal help to resettle Syrian refugees

January 12, 2016

The Law Foundation of Ontario has made a grant of nearly $90,000 to support free legal help that will assist the arrival of Syrian refugees in the Toronto area. The…

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2016 Access to Justice Fund Call for Applications

January 12, 2016

The Law Foundation of Ontario invites applications from non-profit organizations across Canada to the Access to Justice Fund (ATJF) for projects addressing legal needs of or relating to: Children and…

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