Advancing access to justice

Each year, The Law Foundation of Ontario awards millions of dollars to many carefully selected grantees. Through the work of grantees, and through funds paid to Legal Aid Ontario, the Foundation is carrying out its mission to advance access to justice in the province.

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The Law Foundation of Ontario makes grants to advance access to justice that align with our statutory objectives of: legal education, legal aid, legal research, and law libraries within Ontario.

We provide one-time and ongoing funding through a variety of granting programs. Grants are made to nonprofit organizations that work to benefit the people of Ontario. We also have a unique fund that provides grants to nonprofit organizations across Canada. We do not provide funding to individuals or to for-profit ventures or to support litigation or advocacy.

See our open calls for applications, granting programs, and grants made webpages to learn more.

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The Class Proceedings Fund provides financial support to approved class action plaintiffs for legal disbursements, enabling many class action plaintiffs to pursue their claims and ultimately improve the lives of many people.

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Investor Rights 2019 Call for Applications

May 8, 2019

Call for applications information and application form to apply to The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Investor Rights 2019 Call for Applications
Deadline: July 15, 2019
Grant amounts: Research and project grants – up to $100,000; Investor Rights Articling Fellowship – up to $69,500

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Comic helps newcomers and frontline workers understand labour rights

June 25, 2019

Newcomers Facing Labour Struggles is a comic book produced by KEYS Job Centre that illustrates the types of law-related issues newcomers can face when trying to get, and keep, employment in Canada.

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Helen Tewolde announced as Director of Policy and Programs

May 8, 2019

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce Helen Tewolde has joined as its Director of Policy and Programs. Ms Tewolde brings more than a decade of management experience developing research, programs, and partnerships related to access to post-secondary education and employment.