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Law Foundation of BC Grants Approved

At recent Board of Governors’ meetings, the following grants were approved.

October 2019

$5,465,000 was approved for the following 25 Continuing Programs:

$2,470,000
BC Courthouse Library Society

CLBC 2020 Operating Grant

$330,000
Greater Vancouver Law Students’ Legal Advice Society

Law Students’ Legal Advice Program

$315,000
Disability Alliance BC Society

Advocacy Access Appeals Program and Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D) Advocacy Program

$190,000
Abbotsford Community Services Society

Regional Community Legal Advocacy Program

$190,000
Ecojustice Canada Society

BC Litigation Program

$190,000
Kettle Friendship Society

Mental Health Legal Advocacy Program

$190,000
Together Against Poverty Society

Legal Advocacy Programs

$140,000
MPA – Motivation, Power & Achievement Society

MPA Court Services Program – Vancouver

$130,000
Abbotsford Community Services Society

Legal Advocacy Program

$100,000
Nelson Cares Society

The Advocacy Centre – Poverty Law Advocacy

$95,000
Active Support Against Poverty

Legal Advocacy Program

$95,000
Chimo Community Services Society

Outreach & Advocacy Services Program

$95,000
Contact Women’s Group Society

Legal Advocacy Program

$95,000
Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society

Poverty Law Program

$95,000
Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$95,000
Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society

Family Law Advocacy Program

$95,000
Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$95,000
M.O.S.A.I.C.

Legal Advocacy Program

$95,000
Nicola Valley Community Justice Services Society

Nicola Valley Advocacy Centre Program

$95,000
Penticton and Area Access Society

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$95,000
Port Alberni Friendship Center

Outreach Legal Advocacy Program

$85,000
South Peace Community Resources Society

Outreach Legal Advocacy Program

$55,000
Social Health & Economic Development Society of Bella Coola

Bella Coola Legal Advocacy Program

$25,000
Provincial Court of British Columbia

Provincial Court Judicial Internship Circuit Court Program

$10,000
BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association

Law Week Program

Funds totalling $714,000 for 17 Miscellaneous Grants:

$275,000 | $40,500
British Columbia First Nations Justice Council

Provincial First Nations Justice Forum and Regional Engagements

$173,000
One Time Start Up Costs for new poverty law and specialty law clinics (7)

$75,000
University of British Columbia

Curriculum Development in support of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action

$55,000
PovNet Society

Community of Practice Platform Development Project

$45,000
International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy

Comparative Analysis of Gladue Report Delivery Programs

$27,500
MĂ©tis Nation BC

Justice Consultation Strategy Project

$21,000
One Time Start Up Costs for new poverty and family law advocacy programs (3)

$2,000
Society for Children and Youth of BC

Cultural Competency Training

Funds totalling $1,560,000 for eight On-Track Programs:

$480,000
Rise Women’s Legal Centre

Rise Integrated Legal Services Program

$261,250
Chilliwack Community Services

Family Law Advocacy Program

$261,250
Contact Women’s Group Society

Family Law Advocacy Program

$237,500
Trail FAIR Society

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$100,000
Access to Justice BC

Access to Justice BC Program

$95,000
Opportunities Career Services Society

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$75,000
BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association

Rural Education and Access to Lawyers Initiative (REAL)

$50,000
Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters

Fostering National A2J Coordination Initiative

Grants totalling $1,750,000 for seven new On-Track Legal Clinic Programs funded by the provincial governments Attorney General Ministry:

$250,000
Active Support Against Poverty

Poverty Law Legal Clinic

$250,000
Disability Alliance BC Society

Disability Law Clinic

$250,000
Immigrant Services Society of BC

Immigrant and Refugee Legal Clinic

$250,000
Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society

Poverty Law Clinic

$250,000
Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society

knxit i? snqsilxw | Help the Relatives: Poverty Law Clinic

$250,000
Sources Community Resources Society

Poverty Law Clinic

$250,000
Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre Society

Housing Law Clinic

Funds totalling $2,387,000 for 36 Projects:

$480,000
Ecojustice Canada Society

Securing Canada’s Leadership to Safeguard the Climate

$92,000
Legal Services Society

Gladue Report Writer Mentorship

$75,000
Community Legal Assistance Society

Indigenous Human Rights Education Partnership

$75,000
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Society for British Columbia (governing body of The Asante Centre)

FASD and Trauma: Applying Knowledge in Legal Contexts

$75,000
First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition (Vancity Community Foundation)

Children’s Right to Housing: Law Review and Reform

$75,000
Golden Eagle Rising Society

Trauma Informed Practice Toolkit for Legal Professionals

$75,000
Law Society of BC

Developing new core competencies for the Professional Legal Training Course

$75,000
National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP)

National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) West

$75,000
RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs)

Curious Canadians

$75,000
Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre Society

Renting It Right – A Free Online Course for BC Tenants

$75,000
THS Society of Transition Houses dba BC Society of Transition Houses

Preserving Tech Evidence: Legal Education for BC Anti-Violence Workers & Women to Respond to Technology Facilitated Violence

$75,000
Victoria Women’s Transition House Society

VWTH Family Legal Advocacy Project

$75,000
West Coast Environmental Law Association

Co-learning for Indigenous Law Revitalization – RELAW 2020

$74,000
West Coast LEAF Association

Gender Equality Report Card

$73,000
International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy

“E---Gladue”: Using Technology to Increase Access to Justice for Remote Indigenous Communities

$73,000
Simon Fraser University, Centre for Education Law and Society

Islam and Muslims: A Teacher Resource Portal

$72,000
West Coast Prison Justice Society

Prisoner Isolation Monitoring

$68,000
Foodlands Cooperative of BC

Building Legal Literacy for Foodlands Transfers in BC

$68,000
M.O.S.A.I.C.

Enhance Access to Safety for International Students

$60,000
Parent Support Services Society of BC

Provincial Legal Education Skillshare Event on Indigenous Child Welfare

$56,000
BC Lung Association

Radon: Building a BC Based Legal Response

$55,000
BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association

Learning Management Systems and Student Privacy (Google Education Platform)

$50,000
BC Law Institute

Study Paper on Capacity and Assessment Tribunals – Seeking a Model for British Columbia

$50,000
Vancouver Association of Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice on Stage: insights, conflicts and social change

$45,000
University of Saskatchewan, Native Law Centre

Gladue Benchbook

$40,000
Migrant Workers Centre BC Society

Testing a legal support model for migrant agricultural workers

$30,000
Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition Society

VIHRC Rural Youth Initiative

$28,000
Vancouver Legal Hackers

Justice Hack BC 2019

$26,000
BC Collaborative Roster Society

Pro Bono Collaborative Divorce Project

$25,000
BC Hear the Child Society

Hear the Child Non-Evaluative Interviewing and Report-writing

$20,000
Canadian Legal Information Institute

BC Litigation Practice Manual

$20,000
West Kootenay Women’s Association

There’s Gotta Be a Law: A Workshop Series

$19,000
Haven Society: Promoting the safety of women, children, youth and families

Navigating the Legal System for Women who have Experienced Violence

$17,000
Carnegie Community Centre Association

Protests, poverty and people: Legal education in the Downtown Eastside

$15,000
Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Social Media on Legal Institutions

$6,000
Kelowna Community Resources Society

Legal 101 for Non-Profit Organization

Funds totalling $60,000 from the Law Society Access to Justice Fund:

$60,000
Atira Women’s Resource Society

Access to Justice Through Legal Incubation: Supporting Women Lawyers to Provide Access to Justice for Women Project