Law Foundation Grants Approved

  • August 01, 2017

Funding totalling $2,697,000 was approved for the following 23 continuing programs at the June meeting of the Board of Governors:

$295,000
GREATER VANCOUVER LAW STUDENTS’ LEGAL ADVICE SOCIETY

Law Students’ Legal Advice Program

$265,000
DISABILITY ALLIANCE BC SOCIETY

Advocacy Access Appeals Program & CPP Disability Advocacy Program

$232,000
BC BRANCH OF THE CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION 

Dial-A-Law / Lawyer Referral Service / Law Week

$175,000
ECOJUSTICE CANADA SOCIETY

BC Litigation Program

ABBOTSFORD COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY
$160,000 – Regional Community Legal Advocacy Program
$110,000 – Legal Advocacy Program

$160,000
KETTLE FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY

Mental Health Legal Advocacy Program

$160,000
TOGETHER AGAINST POVERTY SOCIETY

Legal Advocacy Programs

$120,000
MPA – MOTIVATION, POWER & ACHIEVEMENT SOCIETY

Court Services Program

$85,000
NELSON CARES SOCIETY

The Advocacy Centre – Poverty Law Advocacy

$80,000
ACTIVE SUPPORT AGAINST POVERTY

Legal Advocacy Program

$80,000
CHIMO COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY

Outreach & Advocacy Program

$80,000
CONTACT WOMEN’S GROUP SOCIETY

Legal Advocacy Program

$80,000
FORT ST. JOHN WOMEN’S RESOURCE SOCIETY

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$80,000
KAMLOOPS AND DISTRICT ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$80,000
KI-LOW-NA FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY

Aboriginal Legal Advocate Program

$80,000
MOSAIC

Legal Advocacy Program

$80,000
NICOLA VALLEY COMMUNITY JUSTICE SERVICES SOCIETY

Legal Advocacy Program

$80,000
PENTICTON AND AREA ACCESS SOCIETY

Poverty Legal Advocacy Program

$80,000
PORT ALBERNI FRIENDSHIP CENTER

Outreach Legal Advocacy Program

$70,000
SOUTH PEACE COMMUNITY RESOURCES SOCIETY

Outreach Legal Advocacy

$45,000
SOCIAL HEALTH & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY OF BELLA COOLA

Bella Coola Legal Advocacy Program

$20,000
PROVINCIAL COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Provincial Court Judicial Internship Circuit Court Program

Additional one-time $5,000 grants were made to advocacy programs as a response to the recent salary review.

Funding totalling $497,000 was approved for the following 16 projects:

$50,000
NIDUS PERSONAL PLANNING RESOURCE CENTRE ASSOCIATION

Standardized Core Education Materials for Making and Using Personal Planning Documents

$50,000
PEOPLE’S LAW SCHOOL SOCIETY

PLS Content Innovation 2017/18

$45,000
FORT ST. JOHN WOMEN’S RESOURCE SOCIETY

Comprehensive Community Safety Plan for Vulnerable Aboriginal Women

$45,000
RISE WOMEN’S LEGAL CENTRE

Remote Services Project

$40,000
CANADIAN CENTRE FOR POLICY ALTERNATIVES

Aligning BC Policy-making with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP)

$40,000
NATIVE COURTWORKER & COUNSELLING ASSOCIATION OF BC

Finding Solutions Initiative: Better Justice Outcomes for Indigenous Families

$40,000
PARENT SUPPORT SERVICES OF BC

Provincial Legal Education Workshop for Frontline Workers working with Indigenous families – on Kinship Care, MCFD Policy and Family Law Project

$40,000
PROVIDING ALTERNATIVES COUNSELING & EDUCATION (PACE) SOCIETY VANCOUVER

Sex Worker Legal Assistance Program

$40,000
WEST COAST LEAF ASSOCIATION

Only Yes Means Yes Project

$35,000
WEST COAST PRISON JUSTICE SOCIETY

The Use of Force in Prison Justice Project

$32,000
FIRST CALL: BC CHILD AND YOUTH ADVOCACY COALITION

BC Child Labour Standards Improvement Project, Phase 2

PETER A. ALLARD SCHOOL OF LAW UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
$15,000 – Pilot Project Focused on Expanding the LSLAP for Credit Program
$7,000 – Mining Justice: A Conference on Corporate Accountability and Legal Reform Project

$7,000
CANADIAN SUPERIOR COURTS JUDGES FOUNDATION

Enhancement of ‘Try Judging’/’Essayez de Juger’

$6,000
KELOWNA COMMUNITY RESOURCES SOCIETY 

Legal 101 Project

$5,000
CEREBRAL PALSY ASSOCIATION OF BC

Mental Health in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities for Youth with Disabilities

Funding totalling $405,000 was approved for the following seven grants: 

$180,000
SOCIETY FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH OF BC

Children’s Lawyer Initiative

$80,000
OPPORTUNITIES CAREER SERVICES SOCIETY

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$75,000
BC BRANCH OF THE CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION

Rural Education and Access to Lawyers (REAL) Initiative

$30,000
SOUTH PEACE COMMUNITY RESOURCES SOCIETY

Northern Navigator Family Mediation Project - Extension

$20,000
TENANT RESOURCE AND ADVISORY CENTRE SOCIETY

Tenant Survival Guide Rewrite, Reprint and Distribution Project

$10,000
JUSTICE EDUCATION SOCIETY OF BC

Collaboration Funding

$10,000
PEOPLE’S LAW SCHOOL SOCIETY

Collaboration Funding

Funding totalling $254,000 was approved for the following eight Legal Services Society / Law Foundation Legal Research grants: 

$77,000
LAW SOCIETY OF BC

Cost of Legal Service Delivery Research Project

LEGAL SERVICES SOCIETY
$75,000
- MyLawBC Evaluation Project
$25,000 – User Testing for MyLawBC and Family Law Website Videos Project

$35,000
JUSTICE EDUCATION SOCIETY OF BC

Machine Translation and Legal Help Research Project

$17,500
RISE WOMEN’S LEGAL CENTRE

Evaluation of the Family Law Program

TIM ROBERTS AND ASSOCIATES CONSULTING
$9,000
– Triple Aim Measurement Framework Project
$6,500 – Evaluation of Family Law Pilot Programs Project

$9,000
YVON DANDURAND

Access to Justice Metrics Project Extension