Law Foundation Grants Approved

  • February 01, 2019

Outlined below is a list of grants adjudicated at the November 24, 2018 Board of Governors meeting. 

Funding totalling $6,235,000 was approved for the following 29 continuing programs:

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

$380,000              
BC CIVIL LIBERTIES ASSOCIATION    
Major Programs

$375,000               
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA  
Law Centre Clinical Program

$250,000              
THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY      
Community Legal Clinic Program

$240,000              
LAW SOCIETY OF BC           
Professional Legal Training Course – Kamloops

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

$210,000               
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 
Indigenous Community Legal Clinic

$150,000               
BC FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PRIVACY ASSOCIATION     
Law Reform and Public Legal Education Program

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

$95,000
Nanaimo Citizen Advocacy Association
Legal Advocacy Program

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

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

$90,000
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA  
Public Interest Work Placement

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

$70,000
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY, BC and YUKON DIVISION          
Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program

$65,000
PRINCE RUPERT UNEMPLOYED CENTRE SOCIETY          
Advocacy Program

$65,000
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 
Public Interest Awards

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

$50,000   
THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY      
Public Interest Work Placement Program

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

$40,000
THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY      
Law Foundation Public Interest Awards

$35,000 
PRO BONO STUDENTS CANADA – UBC              
Community Placement Program

$30,000
PRO BONO STUDENTS CANADA – TRU             
Student Placement Program – Thompson Rivers University

$30,000
PRO BONO STUDENTS CANADA – UVIC             
Student Placement Program

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

$25,000 
NICOLA VALLEY COMMUNITY JUSTICE SERVICES SOCIETY         
Indigenous Court Coordinator Project

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

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

$20,000
CANADIAN FOUNDATION FOR LEGAL RESEARCH          
Legal Research Program

Funding totalling $2,926,500 (includes start-up costs) was approved for nine multi-year family law advocacy programs and a Family Advocate Support Line:  

$370,000              
RISE WOMEN’S LEGAL CENTRE         
Family Advocate Support Line

$315,000               
SOURCES COMMUNITY RESOURCES SOCIETY

$309,000              
ABBOTSFORD COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY             

$301,000               
NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY RESOURCES SOCIETY

$299,000              
PRINCE GEORGE NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE

$294,000              
TERRACE AND DISTRICT COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY           

$288,000               
MOSAIC 

$285,000               
NELSON CARES SOCIETY   

$243,750               
KAMLOOPS AND DISTRICT ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY    

$221,750
FAMILY SERVICES OF GREATER VANCOUVER

Funding totalling $ 1,730,050 (includes start-up costs) was approved for the following six multi-year poverty law advocacy programs:

$315,000               
SACRED WOLF FRIENDSHIP CENTRE SOCIETY

$315,000               
SUNSHINE COAST RESOURCE CENTRE SOCIETY            

$311,000
LANGLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY     

$299,000              
COWICHAN WOMEN AGAINST VIOLENCE SOCIETY       

$267,250               
BURNABY COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY    

$222,800               
SHUSWAP FAMILY RESOURCE & REFERRAL SOCIETY    

Funding totalling $5,1000,000 was approved for the following five grants:

$5,000,000           
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA  
Indigenous Legal Lodge Building Fund

$60,000
RISE WOMEN’S LEGAL CENTRE
Virtual Legal Clinic

$30,000
SOCIETY FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH OF BC
Children’s Lawyer Initiative

$5,000   
JUSTICE EDUCATION SOCIETY OF BC
Collaboration Funding

$5,000
PEOPLE’S LAW SCHOOL SOCIETY
Collaboration Funding