Law Foundation Grants Approved

  • February 01, 2018

At the December 2, 2017 Board of Governors’ meeting the following grants were approved.

$7,098,000 was approved for the following 20 continuing programs: 

$2,955,000
LEGAL SERVICES SOCIETY

Legal Information and Legal Assistance Programs

$2,245,000
BC COURTHOUSE LIBRARY SOCIETY

Operating Grant

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
$340,000
– Law Centre Clinical Program
$65,000 – Public Interest Work Placement

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

$190,000
FIRST UNITED CHURCH COMMUNITY MINISTRY SOCIETY

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
$190,000
– Indigenous Community Legal Clinic
$45,000 – Public Interest Work Placements

$175,000
BC CIVIL LIBERTIES ASSOCIATION

Major Programs

$150,000
BC FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PRIVACY ASSOCIATION

Law Reform and Public Legal Education Program

$83,000
HAIDA GWAII LEGAL PROJECT SOCIETY

Legal Education/Advocacy Program

$80,000
NANAIMO CITIZEN ADVOCACY ASSOCIATION

Legal Advocacy Program

$80,000
POWELL RIVER COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$60,000
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY, BC & YUKON DIVISION

Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program

$50,000
PRINCE RUPERT UNEMPLOYED CENTRE SOCIETY

Unemployed Action Centre 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 $100,000 was approved for the following seven Legal Research grants:

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
$19,000 – Access to Justice for Persons with HIV: The Over-Criminalization of HIV Nondisclosure
$16,000 – Married by Default: Access to Justice for Unmarried Couples Five Years After the FLA
$11,000 – 5 Years Later: An Analysis of Family Law Reform in British Columbia

$15,000
DEMENTIA JUSTICE SOCIETY OF CANADA

Nowhere to Live:  Housing Vulnerability of Criminal Defendants with Dementia

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
$14,000 – The Need for Reform of the Law of Fitness to Stand Trial in Canada
$11,000 – Police Accountability: Access to Justice for Affected Families
$9,000 – The Perservation of, and Access to, “Lost” Case Law on Vancouver Island

$5,000
University of the Fraser Valley

Pursuing an Apology: Assessing the Impact of Apology Legislation in Canada

Funding totalling $488,000 was approved for the following nine grants: 

$225,000
THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY

Community Legal Clinic Program

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
$50,000
– UBC Innocence Project at the Allard School of Law
$40,000 – Law Foundation Public Interest Awards

$49,000
People’s Law School Society

Common Credit/Debit Problems: A Resource Manual for Advocates

Thompson Rivers University
$33,000 – Public Interest Work Placement Program
$20,000 – Law Foundation Public Interest Awards

$30,000
Pro Bono Students Canada – TRU

Student Placement Program – Thompson Rivers University

$30,000
University of Victoria

Law Foundation Public Interest Awards

$11,000
Disability Alliance BC Society

Public Legal Education and Information Project