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Law Foundation Grants Approved | Feb 2020

A list of grants adjudicated at the November 30, 2019 Board of Governors’ meeting

February 2020

Outlined below is a list of grants adjudicated at the November 30, 2019 Board of Governors’ meeting.

Funding totalling $5,855,000 was approved for the following 19 continuing programs:

$3,250,000
LEGAL SERVICES SOCIETY
Legal Information and Legal Assistance Programs

$435,000
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA  
UVic Law — Law Centre Clinical Program

$380,000
BC CIVIL LIBERTIES ASSOCIATION
Major Programs

$270,000
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Indigenous Community Legal Clinic

$250,000
BC FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PRIVACY ASSOCIATION
Law Reform and Public Legal Education Program

$240,000
LAW SOCIETY OF BC
The Professional Legal Training Course (PLTC)

$225,000
FIRST UNITED CHURCH COMMUNITY MINISTRY SOCIETY
Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$100,000
HAIDA GWAII LEGAL PROJECT SOCIETY
Legal Education/Advocacy Program

$95,000
POWELL RIVER COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION
Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$95,000
SOCIETY FOR EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND ADVOCACY: CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND
Legal Advocacy Program

$90,000
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 
Public Interest Work Placements

$90,000
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
UVic Law Public Interest Work Placement Program

$80,000
LAW SOCIETY OF BC
CanLII Virtual Law Library

$70,000
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY, BC & YUKON DIVISION
Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program (VLAP)

$65,000
PRINCE RUPERT UNEMPLOYED CENTRE SOCIETY
Advocacy Program

$40,000
PRO BONO STUDENTS CANADA — UBC
Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) Law Student Volunteer Program

$35,000
PRO BONO STUDENTS CANADA — UVIC
Pro Bono Students Canada

$25,000
DEBATE AND SPEECH ASSOCIATION OF BC
Law Foundation Cup

$20,000
CANADIAN FOUNDATION FOR LEGAL RESEARCH
Grants for Legal Research and Writing

Funding totalling $687,000 was approved for the following 12 on-track programs:

$250,000              
THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY
TRU Legal Clinic and TRU Legal Clinic Society

$65,000
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 
Public Interest Awards

$55,000 
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 
UBC Innocence Project at the Allard School of Law

$55,000 
UPPER SKEENA COUNSELLING & LEGAL ASSISTANCE SOCIETY
Indigenous Court: Navigator and Court Coordinator Program

$50,000
THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY
Public Interest Work Placement

$45,000
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA  
UVic Law — Law Foundation Public Interest Awards

$40,000
THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY
Public Interest Awards Funding

$35,000
PRO BONO STUDENTS CANADA — TRU
Pro Bono Students Canada — Thompson Rivers University Chapter

$32,000
NICOLA VALLEY COMMUNITY JUSTICE SERVICES SOCIETY
Nicola Valley Indigenous Court Coordinator Program

$25,000
PRINCE GEORGE URBAN ABORIGINAL JUSTICE SOCIETY
Indigenous Court Coordinator Project — Prince George

$25,000
TK’EMLUPS TE SECWEPEMC
Indigenous Court Coordinator Project

$10,000
VANCOUVER SUMMER MENTORSHIP SOCIETY
Summer Mentorship Program

Funding of $1,000,000 was approved for the following major projects initiative grant:

COMMUNITY LEGAL ASSISTANCE SOCIETY
Integrating Human Rights in the Mental Health Act

 Funding totalling $157,000 was approved for the following eight legal research grants:

$20,000
ATIRA WOMEN’S RESOURCE SOCIETY             
Stop the Poor Door Movement

$20,000
RISE WOMEN’S LEGAL CENTRE         
Working Against Cultural Biases in Family Court

$20,000
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF CRIMINOLOGY              
Indigenous Overrepresentation in BC’s Youth Correctional System

$20,000
THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY      
Justice, Impact, and Outcomes: A New Measurement for Student Clinical Programs in British Columbia

$20,000
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Indigenous Community Legal Clinic Assessment of Impact of Meaningful Access to Justice

$20,000
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 
The Family Under Conditions of Mobility: Comparing Immigration Law and Family Law

$20,000
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL POLICY           
Connecting Youth Experiences To Action

$17,000 
THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY      
Trans Competent Lawyering and Judging