Our work

The Law Foundation of Ontario takes an active and engaging approach to our work in five broad areas to carry out our mandate of advancing access to justice.

The Law Foundation of Ontario takes an active and engaging approach to our work as a grantmaker and to carry out our mandate of advancing access to justice. Since our creation in 1974, we have worked with and given out over $1B in grants to hundreds of carefully selected grantees and to Legal Aid Ontario.

The Law Foundation of Ontario works in five broad areas:

Grantmaking

Manages a number of grant programs and makes grants to support a wide range of nonprofit organizations to help people understand the law and to use the law to improve their lives

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Funds to Legal Aid Ontario
Build and share knowledge
Guthrie Award
Class Proceedings Fund

What's new

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Close to $680K in grants to enhance the ways frontline workers help clients with legal problems

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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Comic helps newcomers and frontline workers understand labour rights

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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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