Connecting Region

Connecting Region facilitates regional partnerships and coordination among legal and community-based service organizations.
WHAT

Connecting Region facilitates partnerships and coordination among legal and community-based service organizations at a regional level in order to ensure that clients, in particular clients who who do not speak English or French and/or people who live in rural or remote areas, receive continuous help as they address their legal issues.

Currently, Connecting Region consists of two initiatives:

Connecting Ottawa
Connecting Ottawa is a network of more than 50 community health, legal, immigration, disability, and social services agencies and community organizations. Its aim is to improve access to justice for Ottawa residents who speak neither English nor French or who have communication impairments. A local advisory group provides oversight and direction to Connecting Ottawa, led by South Ottawa Community Legal Services.

Connecting rural regions
Stage one of potential two-stage granting was made available in 2018 to support projects that will facilitate groups of legal and community organizations to work together to coordinate and integrate their existing services to improve the delivery of legal information, referrals, and support to residents of a rural area. Four projects were funded. See the funding announcement to learn more.

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Open call for applications

See The Law Foundation of Ontario’s open calls for applications to learn about the granting opportunities you can apply for now.

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Grants made

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News & stories

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News

$400K granted to new projects to improve legal help for people in rural communities

February 20, 2019

Long travel distances, lack of transportation, and limited Internet and cell services are some of the unique challenges that people living in rural areas face when they need to access legal information and services. Through our Connecting Region program, The…

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Connecting Rural Regions Call for Applications

July 23, 2018

Call for applications information and application form to apply to The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Connecting Rural Regions Call for Applications
Deadline: November 1, 2018
Grant amount: Stage 1 – up to $100K; Stage 2 – up to $250K

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