Law Foundation Grants Approved

  • August 01, 2015

The following grants were adjudicated at the Law Foundation’s Board of Governors’ meeting held on June 27, 2015.

Funding totalling $2,620,000 was approved for the following 24 continuing programs:

$275,000
GREATER VANCOUVER LAW STUDENTS’ LEGAL ADVICE SOCIETY

Law Students’ Legal Advice Program

$250,000
DISABILITY ALLIANCE BC SOCIETY

Advocacy Access Appeals Program & CPP Disability Advocacy Program

$230,000
BC BRANCH OF THE CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION
Dial-A-Law, Lawyer Referral Service & Law Week

$175,000
ECOJUSTICE CANADA SOCIETY
BC Litigation Program

ABBOTSFORD COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY
$150,000
– Regional Community Legal Advocacy Program
$100,000 – Legal Advocacy Program

$150,000
KETTLE FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY

Mental Health Legal Advocacy Program

$150,000
TOGETHER AGAINST POVERTY SOCIETY

Legal Advocacy Program

$110,000
MPA – MOTIVATION, POWER & ACHIEVEMENT SOCIETY

Court Services Program

$80,000
NELSON CARES SOCIETY

Legal Advocacy Program

$75,000
ACTIVE SUPPORT AGAINST POVERTY

Legal Advocacy Program

$75,000
CHIMO COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY

Outreach and Advocacy Program

$75,000
CONTACT WOMEN’S GROUP SOCIETY

Legal Advocacy Program

$75,000
FAMILY SERVICES OF GREATER VICTORIA SOCIETY

Legal Support Services Program

$75,000
FORT ST. JOHN WOMEN’S RESOURCE SOCIETY

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$75,000
KAMLOOPS AND DISTRICT ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$75,000
KI-LOW-NA FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY

Aboriginal Legal Advocate Program

$75,000
MOSAIC

Legal Advocacy Program

$75,000
NICOLA VALLEY COMMUNITY JUSTICE SERVICES SOCIETY

Legal Advocacy Program

$75,000
PENTICTON AND AREA ACCESS SOCIETY

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$75,000
PORT ALBERNI FRIENDSHIP CENTER

Outreach Legal Advocacy Program

$65,000
SOUTH PEACE COMMUNITY RESOURCES SOCIETY

Outreach Legal Advocacy Program

$40,000
SOCIAL HEALTH & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY OF BELLA COOLA

Bella Coola Legal Advocacy Program

$20,000
PROVINCIAL COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Judicial Interns Circuit Court Program

20 grants totalling $634,000 were approved for the following: 

$75,000
BC BRANCH OF THE CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION

Rural Education and Access to Lawyers (REAL) Initiative

$50,000
THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY

TRU Clinical Legal Education Program

$40,000
BC ACCESS TO JUSTICE COMMITTEE

$40,000
JUSTICE EDUCATION SOCIETY OF BC

Legal Help for Youth

$40,000
TENANT RESOURCE AND ADVISORY CENTRE SOCIETY

Online Course on Residential Tenancy Law

$40,000
WEST COAST LEAF ASSOCIATION

Establishing a Right to Child Care

$40,000
WEST COAST PRISON JUSTICE SOCIETY

Solitary Confinement in BC

$35,000
DISABILITY ALLIANCE BC SOCIETY

Disclosing Your Disability Guide

$35,000
JUSTICE EDUCATION SOCIETY OF BC

JES Triage and Legal Assistance Services

$35,000
SOUTH PEACE COMMUNITY RESOURCES SOCIETY

Family Mediation Project

$30,000
ATIRA WOMEN’S RESOURCE SOCIETY

Rights on Reserve Workshops

$30,000
PIVOT LEGAL SOCIETY

Canada’s New Prostitution Laws

$30,000
WACHIAY FRIENDSHIP CENTRE

Doctor’s Guide to Disability Application

$25,000
BC LAW INSTITUTE

Financing Litigation

$25,000
BC BRANCH OF THE CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION

Dial-A-Law Script Updating

$25,000
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE SOCIETY, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA

Associates and Clinic Program

$15,000
PEN CANADA

Know Your Rights

$9,000
KINBRACE COMMUNITY SOCIETY

Refugee Hearing Preparation Guide

$9,000
YWCA METRO VANCOUVER

Mothers Without Legal Status in Canada – 2015 Update

$6,000
KELOWNA COMMUNITY RESOURCES SOCIETY

The Law and You

LEGAL RESEARCH FUND

The Law Foundation has established a fund of $100,000 per year to support legal research projects that “advance the knowledge of law, social policy, and the administration of justice.” A maximum of $20,000 is available for each project.

To be considered, please submit a Letter of Intent by September 11, 2015. For more information please refer to the Foundation’s website lawfoundationbc.org.