Law Foundation Grants Approved

  • February 01, 2015

Funding totalling $7,005,000 was approved for the following 20 continuing programs:

$2,955,000
LEGAL SERVICES SOCIETY

Operating Grant

$2,245,000
BC COURTHOUSE LIBRARY SOCIETY

Operating Grant

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

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

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA $210,000 Indigenous Community Legal Clinic
$45,000 Public Interest Work Placements

$175,000
BC CIVIL LIBERTIES ASSOCIATION

Major Programs

$175,000
FIRST UNITED CHURCH COMMUNITY MINISTRY SOCIETY

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$80,000
BC FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PRIVACY ASSOCIATION

Law Reform and Public Legal Education Program

$75,000
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 $140,000 was approved for the following four grants:

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

$20,000
THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY

Law Foundation Public Interest Awards

Funding totalling $100,000 was approved for the following six Legal Research grants:

$20,000
BC CIVIL LIBERTIES ASSOCIATION

Police Accountability for Canada Border Services Agency: Building a Mechanism for Oversight

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
$19,800
Sexual Assault Against Older Women: Barriers to Access to Justice
$17,000 Solitary Confinement in Canadian Prisons: Tort Law as a Platform for Change

$17,500
JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Reviewing the Application of Legal Rights for Youth Detained Outside of Youth Custody Centres in British Columbia

$17,000
CANADIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR LAW AND THE FAMILY

An Evaluation of the Clicklaw Wikibook ‘JP Boyd on Family Law’

$8,700
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA

Assessing Recent Regulatory Responses to Consumer Vulnerability in the Mainstream and Alternative Consumer Credit Markets

Funding totalling $300,000 was approved for the following two Strategic Initiative Fund grants:

$150,000
KI-LOW-NA FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY

Family Law Advocacy Pilot Project

$150,000
QUESNEL TILLICUM SOCIETY

Family Law Advocacy Pilot Project

The following grant amounts were approved at the November Board meeting:

$100,000
ABBOTSFORD COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY (PROGRESSIVE INTERCULTURAL COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY)

Legal Advocacy Program

$75,000
BC FAMILIES IN TRANSITION

Legal Support Services Program

$175,000
DISABILITY ALLIANCE BC SOCIETY (FORMERLY BC COALITION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES)

Advocacy Access Appeals Program

$75,000
DISABILITY ALLIANCE BC SOCIETY (FORMERLY BC COALITION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES)

Canada Pension Plan Disability Program

$150,000
KETTLE FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY

Mental Health Legal Advocacy Program

$75,000
MOSAIC

Legal Advocacy Program

$110,000
MPA – Motivation, Power & Achievement Society

Court Services Program