Law Foundation Grants Approved

  • June 01, 2018
Outlined below is a list of grants adjudicated at the March 10, 2018 Board of Governors’ meeting.  

Funding totalling $5,859,000 was approved for the following 33 continuing programs:

COMMUNITY LEGAL ASSISTANCE SOCIETY
$960,000 – Major Programs
$60,000 – David Mossop, QC, Public Interest Articling Fellowship

$470,000
WEST COAST ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ASSOCIATION
Programs and the Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund

$450,000
ACCESS PRO BONO SOCIETY OF BC
Major Programs

$400,000
BC LAW INSTITUTE
Program Grant

$380,000
JUSTICE EDUCATION SOCIETY OF BC
Major Programs

$365,000
PEOPLE’S LAW SCHOOL SOCIETY
Major Programs

$265,000
TENANT RESOURCE AND ADVISORY CENTRE SOCIETY
Tenants’ Legal Advocacy Program

$190,000
BC PUBLIC INTEREST ADVOCACY CENTRE
Social and Regulatory Justice Program

$190,000
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE SOCIETY, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
Environmental Law Centre Clinic Program

$190,000
WEST COAST LEAF ASSOCIATION
Litigation & Law Reform Program

$145,000
MIGRANT WORKERS CENTRE BC SOCIETY
Migrant Workers Centre Legal Advocacy Program

$100,000
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS SOCIETY OF SOUTHEAST BC
Travelling Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$90,000
ATIRA WOMEN’S RESOURCE SOCIETY
Legal Advocacy Program

$90,000
BATTERED WOMEN’S SUPPORT SERVICES
Legal Advocacy Program

$90,000
DZE L K’ANT FRIENDSHIP CENTRE SOCIETY
Legal Advocacy Program

KI-LOW-NA FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY
$90,000 – Family Law Advocacy 2018/2019 Pilot Project
$90,000 – Family Law Advocacy 2019/2020 Pilot Project

$90,000
MAPLE RIDGE/PITT MEADOWS COMMUNITY SERVICES
Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$90,000
NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY RESOURCES SOCIETY
North Shore Legal Advocacy Program

$90,000
POVNET SOCIETY
PovNet Program

$90,000
QUESNEL TILLICUM SOCIETY
Legal Advocacy Program

$90,000
SENIORS FIRST BC SOCIETY
Legal Advocacy Program

$90,000
SHARE FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Poverty Law Advocacy Program

SOURCES COMMUNITY RESOURCES SOCIETY
$90,000 – Poverty Law Advocacy Program
$90,000 – Legal Information and Advocacy Program

$90,000
TERRACE AND DISTRICT COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY
Poverty Law Advocacy Program

$90,000
WACHIAY FRIENDSHIP CENTRE
Wachiay Advocacy Outreach Program

$90,000
WATARI RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
System Negotiator Program

$75,000
UPPER SKEENA COUNSELLING & LEGAL ASSISTANCE SOCIETY
Advocacy Program

$70,000
MEDIATE BC SOCIETY
Major Programs

$25,000
UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN
Native Law Centre

$84,000
LAW FOUNDATION GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS
Alan Hanna, Alison Yule, Brittany Goud, Jennifer Doreen Bergman, Moira Aikenhead, Sarah Jean Runyon and Shannon Russell

Funding totalling $740,000 was approved for the following six grants:

$220,000
SENIORS FIRST BC SOCIETY
Elder Law Clinic

$190,000
PIVOT LEGAL SOCIETY
Homelessness and Police Accountability Programs

$100,000
WEST COAST PRISON JUSTICE SOCIETY
Prisoner Human Rights, Health Care and Charter Rights Program

$90,000
OKANAGAN ADVOCACY AND RESOURCE SOCIETY
Legal Advocate Program for the North Okanagan Regional District

$90,000
QUESNEL TILLICUM SOCIETY
Family Law Advocacy Program

$50,000
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
Access to Justice Centre for Excellence

Funding totalling $325,000 was approved for the following seven projects:

$150,000
THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY
Entrance Scholarships Fund

PEOPLE’S LAW SCHOOL SOCIETY
$60,000 – Plan for Later Life: Personal Planning Resources for British Columbians
$50,000 – Working in BC: Everyday Legal Problems
$20,000 – PLEI Publishing Best Practices Implementation

$20,000
VANCOUVER LEGAL HACKERS
Legal Hackers Hackathon/BC Justice Hack 2018

$15,000
GREATER VANCOUVER LAW STUDENTS’ LEGAL ADVICE SOCIETY
Brian Higgins Scholarships Fund

$10,000
VANCOUVER SUMMER MENTORSHIP SOCIETY
Summer Mentorship Program

Funding totalling $480,000 was approved for the following four Public Interest Articling Fellowship projects:

$120,000
BC CIVIL LIBERTIES ASSOCIATION
Public Interest Articling Fellowship

$120,000
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Law Foundation Public Interest Articling Fellowships – Indigenous Community Legal Clinic

$120,000
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
Law Foundation Public Interest Articling Fellowship – UVIC Law Centre

$120,000
WEST COAST LEAF ASSOCIATION
Public Interest Articling Fellowship.