Law Foundation Grants Approved

  • February 01, 2016

Outlined below is a list of grants adjudicated at the November 21, 2015 Board of Governors’ meeting.

Funding totalling $6,900,500 was approved for the following 19 continuing programs:

$2,955,000
LEGAL SERVICES SOCIETY
Legal Information and Legal
Assistance Program

$2,245,000
BC COURTHOUSE LIBRARY SOCIETY

Operating Grant

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
$340,000
– Law Centre Clinical Program
$38,000 – Public Interest Work Placements

LAW SOCIETY OF BC
$215,000
– Professional Legal Training Course
$70,000 – CanLII Virtual Law Library

$175,000
BC CIVIL LIBERTIES ASSOCIATION

Major Programs

$175,000
FIRST UNITED CHURCH COMMUNITY MINISTRY SOCIETY

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$174,500
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Indigenous Community Legal Clinic

$80,000
BC FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PRIVACY ASSOCIATION

Law Reform & Public Legal Education Program

$78,000
HAIDA GWAII LEGAL PROJECT SOCIETY

Legal Education/Advocacy Program

$75,000
NANAIMO CITIZEN ADVOCACY ASSOCIATION

Legal Advocacy Program

$75,000
POWELL RIVER COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$55,000
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY, BC & YUKON DIVISION

Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program

$45,000
PRINCE RUPERT UNEMPLOYED CENTRE SOCIETY

Advocacy Program

$35,000
PRO BONO STUDENTS CANADA – UBC

Community Placement Program

$30,000
PRO BONO STUDENTS CANADA – UVIC

Student Placement Program

$20,000
DEBATE AND SPEECH ASSOCIATION OF BC

Law Foundation Cup

$20,000
FOUNDATION FOR LEGAL RESEARCH

Legal Research Program

Funding totalling $99,500 was approved for the following seven Legal Research grants:

$20,000
BEVERLY FROESE

Equality, Dignity and Inclusion: An Evaluation of BC’s Mental Health Laws, Policies and Service Standards

$20,000
KAMALJIT LEHAL

An Exploration of the Effectiveness of Current BC Models of Family Mediation in Cases of Violence Against Women

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
$20,000 – Indigenous Law: A Toolkit for Navigating Issues of Gender and Sexuality
$14,000 – The On-Going Pursuit of Public Sector Integrity: Awarding Government Contracts and Financing Political Parties

$15,000
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Should the Small Claims Court of British Columbia be Given an Explicit Equitable Jurisdiction?

$7,000
THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY

Teaching the Future of Law in the Canadian Law School

$3,500
MATHEW GOOD

Justice Delayed – Trends in Length of Hearing, Judgment Length and Time to Judgment, 1970-2015

Funding totalling $321,000 was approved for the following 11 grants:

$60,000
MEDIATE BC SOCIETY

Family Unbundled Legal Services Project

OPPORTUNITIES CAREER SERVICES SOCIETY
$62,500
– Poverty Law Advocacy Program
$12,000 – Relocation Costs

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
$50,000 – Innocence Project
$40,000 – Law Foundation Public Interest Awards

$30,000
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA

Law Foundation Public Interest Awards

PEOPLE’S LAW SCHOOL SOCIETY
$25,000
– Organizational Review
$5,000 – Collaboration Funding

$20,000
THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY

Law Foundation Public Interest Awards

$11,500
VANCOUVER SUMMER MENTORSHIP SOCIETY

Summer Mentorship Program

$5,000
JUSTICE EDUCATION SOCIETY OF BC

Collaboration Funding