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Nominate an outstanding access to justice leader

February 20, 2019

The Guthrie Medal

The Law Foundation of Ontario is seeking nominations for the Guthrie Award, our signature award to recognize access to justice champions.

The Guthrie Award recognizes individuals who have a significant and proven track record of furthering access to justice. The award was created in 1996 to honour H. Donald Guthrie who served as a Foundation trustee for 21 years, including 13 years as Chair.

Guthrie Award recipients have come from many directions – the judiciary, private bar, community legal clinics, academia, and nonprofit organizations. They saw opportunities to make a difference and took it. Guthrie recipients have: built bridges between youth and the justice system; advanced justice for Indigenous people; served women experiencing violence; strengthened the community clinic system to assist people with low incomes; and more.

Call for nominations until May 10, 2019
Nominations are being accepted until May 10, 2019. See the Guthrie Award webpage for details on the streamlined nomination process.


About The Law Foundation of Ontario
Established by statute in 1974, The Law Foundation of Ontario is the sole foundation in Ontario with the mandate of improving access to justice. Through granting and collaboration, the Foundation invests in knowledge and services that help people understand the law and use it to improve their lives.