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Training trusted intermediaries creates a ripple effect of good information in the community

October 26, 2018

“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.

Making the law more accessible for hard-to-reach youth

September 1, 2018

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.

Personal and professional growth: A month at The Law Foundation of Ontario

August 29, 2018

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…

Network provides holistic approach to helping clients

August 1, 2018

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.

Many opportunities within the nonprofit sector to fight for justice

September 1, 2017

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.

Peer mentors build connections and confidence

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.

Hands-on legal experience hones skills and safeguards housing

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.

My experience at The Law Foundation of Ontario

August 23, 2017

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…

Using a cultural ceremony to share legal information and help people with HIV and AIDS

August 2, 2017

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.

A marriage to make Ontario’s PLEI services stronger

December 16, 2016

The creation of LawConnect delivers more efficient and holistic legal education and information to service providers and the public.

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Comic helps newcomers and frontline workers understand labour rights

By Nathalie Noel | July 4, 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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Close to $680K in grants to enhance the ways frontline workers help clients with legal problems

By Nathalie Noel | July 2, 2019

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…

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Investor Rights 2019 Call for Applications

By Nathalie Noel | 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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Helen Tewolde announced as Director of Policy and Programs

By Nathalie Noel | 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.

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Stephen Thiele appointed to The Law Foundation of Ontario Board of Trustees

By Nathalie Noel | May 7, 2019

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.

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2018-2019 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants

By Nathalie Noel | April 17, 2019

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.

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