“It strengthens our communities to have these trusted intermediaries,” says Marla Brown, a lawyer at Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, who co-facilitated the placement Project training sessions.
In partnership with lawyers and legal experts, SKETCH’s Acting OUT-Street Law Smarts program was designed and run by youth to educate frontline workers about the most common legal issues young people experience and the best ways to help.
By Afnaan M., LAWS summer student My name is Afnaan M. and I am a high school student who is a part of the LAWS (Law in Action Within Schools) program. The LAWS program provides many opportunities to high school…
Connecting Ottawa is a network of more than 50 frontline service agencies that operate in a wide variety of sectors, such as the legal, health, immigration, and social services. By working together, these organizations can better address clients’ legal issues.
The Foundation encourages legal careers within the nonprofit justice sector through its Public Interest Articling Fellowship. Amanda’s PIAF at Innocence Canada opened up a whole new world of career opportunities to her.
The Peer Mentor Program offered by The University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law matches second and third year students with first year students. The mentors provide practical and emotional support, helping the new students to navigate the social and academic world of law school.
Western Law’s Community Legal Services created the Eviction Prevention Program as a direct response to students and community members coming to them in desperate situations, often facing homelessness.
This summer job opportunity showed me what pursing law might look like, and the many options that law offers. It was an amazing experience, and I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to work at The Law Foundation of…
Funded through The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Connecting Communities initiative, People 2 People Aid Organization, a small nonprofit founded by concerned individuals from the Toronto Ethiopian community, recently completed a legal training project using the traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony to share legal information about HIV and AIDS.
The creation of LawConnect delivers more efficient and holistic legal education and information to service providers and the public.
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.
The Law Foundation of Ontario recently granted close to $680K for nine projects that aim to improve the ways that frontline community workers or “trusted intermediaries” help their clients who have legal problems. The Trusted Help grants were made through…
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
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.
The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Thiele to its Board of Trustees. Mr. Thiele is a partner and the Director of Legal Research at Gardiner Roberts LLP.
Welcome the 2018-2019 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants: Aditya Rao, Amnesty International; Ghannia Bokhari, Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic; Teddy Weinstein, Canadian Civil Liberties Association; Marilynn Rubayika,Canadian Centre for International Justice; Christopher Nagel, Innocence Canada; Leah Horzempa, Peacebuilders International; Chandler Buchanan, Public Interest Advocacy Centre.