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New Cy-près Awards Will Promote Access to Justice Across Canada

May 20, 2014

The LFO’s Access to Justice Fund has received additional cy-près awards – funding that will be used across the country to advance the ideal of a truly accessible justice system….

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LFO Celebrates 40 Years of Promoting Access to Justice

March 31, 2014

In 2014 the Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO) marks its 40th anniversary and celebrates the many accomplishments of access to justice champions since the organization was founded in 1974. It is the only Ontario Foundation with a primary focus on enhancing access to justice and by the end of 2013 it had provided more than $900 million in funding for organizations working to that end.

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ACTO Seeks Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator

March 27, 2014

Our colleagues at The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) are seeking an Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator for a two-year contract. Applications are due by April 14. For more information,…

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The Law Commission of Ontario is Hiring

March 14, 2014

Colleagues at The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) have recently posted two positions. Research Lawyer LCO seeks a full-time research lawyer for a six month contract to begin when the successful candidate…

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Call for Proposals: Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship

March 13, 2014

These fellowships bring together leaders at public interest organizations with Ontario universities, law schools and colleges to improve access to justice. Proposals due May 16.

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Recognizing Achievements in Access to Justice

January 30, 2014

Nominate candidates for the 2014 Guthrie Award to recognize those who make the justice system more accessible for everyone. Nominations close April 25.

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In memory of the Hon. Sydney Lewis Robins

January 14, 2014

The Hon. Sydney Lewis Robins passed away Friday, January 10, at age 90.  When LFO was founded in 1974, Sydney Robins served as the first Chair of our Board of…

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Job Posting: Program Coordinator

January 14, 2014

The LFO needs a full-time Program Coordinator who will be an essential team member in the administration of the LFO’s programs, particularly grant related activities. The LFO offers competitive compensation, including benefits, and a collegial working environment. The deadline to submit your resumé and cover letter is 5:00 pm on Friday, January 31, 2014. See the job posting for the position description and application instructions.

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Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution established at Osgoode Hall Law School

November 29, 2013

Osgoode Hall Law School at York University has formally approved the establishment of The Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution. It will be the only centre of its kind in Canada focused on pursuing new ideas, practices, research and innovation in dispute resolution.

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In memory of Madam Justice Joan Lax

November 13, 2013

Madam Justice Joan Lax, of the Ontario Superior Court, passed away suddenly on November 4, 2013. Justice Lax had been a long-time friend of the Foundation and she served as…

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