Law Foundation Grants Approved

  • August 01, 2018
Outlined below is a list of grants adjudicated at the June 23, 2018 Board of Governors’ meeting.

Funding totalling $5,280,000 was approved for the following 24 continuing programs:  

$2,245,000
BC COURTHOUSE LIBRARY SOCIETY

Operating Grant

$330,000
GREATER VANCOUVER LAW STUDENTS’ LEGAL ADVICE SOCIETY

Law Students’ Legal Advice Program

$300,000
DISABILITY ALLIANCE BC SOCIETY

Advocacy Access Appeals Program & CPP Disability Advocacy Program

$275,000
BC BRANCH OF THE CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION

Dial-A-Law, Lawyer Referral Service & Law Week

$190,000
ECOJUSTICE CANADA SOCIETY

BC Litigation Program

ABBOTSFORD COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY
$180,000
– Regional Community Legal Advocacy Program
$120,000 – Legal Advocacy Program

$180,000
KETTLE FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY

Mental Health Legal Advocacy Program

$180,000
TOGETHER AGAINST POVERTY SOCIETY

Legal Advocacy Program

$130,000
MPA – MOTIVATION, POWER & ACHIEVEMENT SOCIETY

Court Services Program

$95,000
NELSON CARES SOCIETY

The Advocacy Centre – Poverty Law Advocacy

$90,000
ACTIVE SUPPORT AGAINST POVERTY

Legal Advocacy Program

$90,000
CHIMO COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY 

Outreach & Advocacy Program

$90,000
CONTACT WOMEN’S GROUP SOCIETY 

Legal Advocacy Program

$90,000
FORT ST. JOHN WOMEN’S RESOURCE SOCIETY

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$90,000
KAMLOOPS AND DISTRICT ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$90,000
KI-LOW-NA FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY

Aboriginal Legal Advocate Program

$90,000
MOSAIC

Legal Advocacy Program

$90,000
NICOLA VALLEY COMMUNITY JUSTICE SERVICES SOCIETY

Nicola Valley Advocacy Centre

$90,000
PENTICTON AND AREA ACCESS SOCIETY

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$90,000
PORT ALBERNI FRIENDSHIP CENTER

Outreach Legal Advocacy Program

$80,000
SOUTH PEACE COMMUNITY RESOURCES SOCIETY

South Peace Outreach Legal Advocacy Program

$50,000
SOCIAL HEALTH & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY OF BELLA COOLA

Bella Coola Legal Advocacy Program

$25,000
PROVINCIAL COURT OF BC

Provincial Court Judicial Internship Circuit Court Program 

Funding totalling $1,000,000 was approved for the following 28 projects:  

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

Strengthening the Action Committee’s National Coordination on A2J

$50,000
BC CIVIL LIBERTIES ASSOCIATION

Indigenous Restorative Justice for Complaints Against the RCMP Project

$50,000
BC LAW INSTITUTE

Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Services Act

$50,000
COWICHAN TRIBES LALUM’UTUL’ SMUN’EEM

Cowichan Tribes’ Indigenous Child Wellness Justice Project

$50,000
LEGAL SERVICES SOCIETY

Indigenous PLEI

$50,000
NATIVE COURTWORKER & COUNSELLING ASSOCIATION OF BC

Significant Steps Forward

$50,000
PEOPLE’S LAW SCHOOL SOCIETY

Increasing A2J: Communicating “Unbundling” to the Public

$50,000
RISE WOMEN’S LEGAL CENTRE

Family Law Intake & Triage Coordinator

$50,000
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY – CANADIAN DRUG POLICY COALITION

Building a Regulatory Framework for Currently Illegal Drugs in Canada

$50,000
SOURCES COMMUNITY RESOURCES SOCIETY

Modified Legal Representation Program

$50,000
THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY

Truth and Reconciliation Course in Law

$50,000
UNION OF BC INDIAN CHIEFS

Integrating Indigenous Laws into the Specific Claims Process

$50,000
WEST COAST ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ASSOCIATION

Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Water (RELAW) 2018 Learning Sessions

$50,000
WEST COAST LEAF ASSOCIATION

Putting Families First: Reforming Child Protection in BC

$46,000
CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION – BC DIVISION

Human Rights and the Social Determinants of Mental Health

$46,000
JUSTICE INSTITUTE OF BC

Examining Proposed and Existing Presumptive Legislation in the Context of Mental Health and Public Safety Personnel

$40,000
PIVOT LEGAL SOCIETY

Legal Rights Education for Advocates, Law Enforcement, and People Experiencing Poverty and Relying on Public Spaces in BC

$35,000
ATIRA WOMEN’S RESOURCE SOCIETY

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

$32,000
WEST COAST PRISON JUSTICE SOCIETY

Prisoner Legal Education Project

$20,000
ACCESS PRO BONO SOCIETY OF BC

2018 Accessible Practice CLE and National Pro Bono Conference

$20,000
DOCUMENTARY MEDIA SOCIETY (DOXA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL)

Vancouver Podcast Festival, “True Crime, True Justice”

$15,000
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

LSLAP Expanded for Credit Program

$14,000
ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY OF GREATER VANCOUVER

Strengthening the Protective Environment for Children of Parents in Conflict with the Law

$10,000
YOUTH PARLIAMENT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA ALUMNI SOCIETY

British Columbia Youth Parliament

$7,000
GREATER VANCOUVER LAW STUDENTS’ LEGAL ADVICE SOCIETY

LSLAP Criminal Code, Section 684 Applications Project

$6,000
CEREBRAL PALSY ASSOCIATION OF BC

Human Rights and Duty to Accommodate for Youth with Disabilities in the Workplace

$6,000
KELOWNA COMMUNITY RESOURCES SOCIETY

Canadian Law and Your Rights

$3,000
KAMLOOPS BAR ASSOCIATION

History of the Kamloops Bar (2nd Edition)

Funding totalling $1,380,000 / $89,000 was approved for the following six multi-year family law advocacy programs: 

WACHIAY FRIENDSHIP CENTRE 
$247,500
– Family Law Advocacy Services
$30,000 – One-Time Set-up Costs – Family Law Program

FORT ST. JOHN WOMEN’S RESOURCE SOCIETY
$232,500
– Family Law Advocacy Program
$30,000 – One-Time Set-up Costs – Family Law Program

MAPLE RIDGE/PITT MEADOWS COMMUNITY SERVICES
$232,500
– Family Law Advocacy Program
$12,000 – One-time St-up Costs – Family Law Program

SHARE FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
$232,500
– Family Law Advocacy Program
$12,000 – One-time Set-up Costs – Family Law Program

CHIMO COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY
$232,500
– Family Law Advocacy Services
$5,000 One-time Set-up Costs – Family Law Program

$202,500
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA

Family Law Advocacy Program

Funding totalling $862,000 was approved for the following four grants: 

$570,000
TOGETHER AGAINST POVERTY SOCIETY

Poverty Law Lawyer

$127,000
PEOPLE’S LAW SCHOOL SOCIETY

Dial-A-Law Transfer and Modernization Project – Phase 1

$90,000
OPPORTUNITIES CAREER SERVICES SOCIETY

Poverty Law Advocacy Project

$75,000
BC BRANCH OF THE CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION 

Rural Education and Access to Lawyers (REAL) Initiative