Law Foundation Grants Approved | February 2021

A list of grants adjudicated at the November 28, 2020 Board of Governors meeting.

February 2021

Outlined below is a list of grants adjudicated at the November 28, 2020 Board of Governors meeting.

Funding totalling $7,680,000 was approved for the following 35 Continuing and On-Track programs:

Legal Aid BC

Legal Information and Legal Assistance Programs

Society for Children and Youth of BC

Child and Youth Legal Centre

University of Victoria

UVic Law — Law Centre Clinical Program

BC Civil Liberties Association

Major Programs

University of British Columbia

Indigenous Community Legal Clinic

BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association

Law Reform and Public Legal Education Program

Thompson Rivers University

TRU Legal Clinic and TRU Legal Clinic Society

Law Society of BC

The Professional Legal Training Course (PLTC)

First United Church Community Ministry Society

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

Rise Women’s Legal Centre

Family Advocate Support Line

Access to Justice BC

Access to Justice

Haida Gwaii Legal Project Society

Legal Education/Advocacy Program

Chimo Community Services Society

Family Law Advocacy Services

Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society

Family Law Advocacy Program

Powell River Community Services Association

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

Society for Equity, Inclusion, and Advocacy: Central Vancouver Island

Legal Advocacy Program

Public Interest Work Placements
University of British Columbia
University of Victoria
Thompson Rivers University

Law Society of BC

CanLII Virtual Law Library

Multiple Sclerosis Society, BC & Yukon Division

Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program (VLAP)

Prince Rupert Unemployed Centre Society

Advocacy Program

Public Interest Awards
University of British Columbia
University of Victoria
Thompson Rivers University

University of British Columbia

UBC Innocence Project at the Allard School of Law

Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC)
Pro Bono Students Canada — UBC
Pro Bono Students Canada — TRU
Pro Bono Students Canada — UVIC

Debate and Speech Association of BC

Law Foundation Cup

Prince George Urban Aboriginal Justice Society

Indigenous Court Coordinator Project — Prince George         

T’kemlups te Secwepemc

Aboriginal Justice Worker in Support of the CknĂșcwentn Elders (First Nations) Court

Yeqox Nilin Justice Society

Indigenous Court Coordinator Project

Canadian Foundation for Legal Research

Grants for Legal Research and Writing    

Vancouver Summer Mentorship Society

Summer Mentorship Program

Funding totalling $1,000,000 for the second year of operation for four Legal Clinic Programs. Support for these programs provided by the Government of British Columbia:   

Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society

Elizabeth Fry Legal Clinic (ELC)

Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre

Housing Law Clinic

Disability Alliance BC Society

Disability Law Clinic

Sources Community Resources Society

Poverty Law Clinic 

Funding totalling $1,565,000 was approved for the following three Major Projects Initiative:  

WISH Drop-In Centre Society

A Safer Province for All: Provincial Bad Date Reporting System for Sex Workers in BC Project

Together Against Poverty Society

Vacancy Control Project

Justice for Girls Outreach Society

Enhancing ‘Access to Justice’ for Teenage Girls in Poverty Project

Funding totalling $500,000 was approved for the following eight projects:

Ecotrust Canada

Innovations in Indigenous Land Tenure Project

Justice Education Society of BC

Advancing BC Court Forms Project

Social Health & Economic Development Society of Bella Coola

BCLAP’s Making Waves Project: Marine Delivery of Legal Services Project

Union of BC Indian Chiefs

Making Our Voices Heard: Indigenous Human Rights Public Legal Education Project

West Coast Prison Justice Society

Indigenous Prisoners’ Voices Project

PovNet Society

Community of Practice Platform Enhancement & Evaluation Project

St Paul’s Anglican Church (Advocacy Office)

One-year project to strengthen volunteer St Paul’s Advocacy Office program

The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia) Society

FACL BC Documentary Project

Funding totalling $120,000 was approved for the following 7 Fellowships & Research Grants: 

BC Civil Liberties Association

Guide to Arrest & Detention for Migrants & Refugees

BC Law Institute

Oversight of the Work of Health Care Assistants in BC: Protecting Vulnerable Workers and Patients / Clients

Migrant Workers Centre BC Society

The VWOWP and the promise for protection for migrant workers

Rise Women's Legal Centre

Creating Safety in Rural Courthouses in BC

Thompson Rivers University

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Increasing Access to Justice for People with Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in BC's Mental Health Facilities, Prisons and Detention Centres

Thompson Rivers University

Indigenous-Local Government Relations Project

University of Victoria

Online Dispute Resolution, A2J and Law-making