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Grants Approved June 18, 2011

The Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of BC met on June 18, 2011 and approved funding for a number of projects and continuing programs. Chair Margaret Sasges is pleased to announce that funding totalling $3,707,440 was approved for the following 44 projects and continuing programs:

 


Grants Approved June 18, 2011: Continuing Programs

Funding totalling $2,208,775 was approved for the following 24 continuing programs:
Organization NameGrantGrant Amount
Canadian Bar Association, BC BranchDial-A-Law, Lawyer Referral Service and Law Week323,610
Together Against Poverty SocietyLegal Advocacy Program168,000
Greater Vancouver Law Students' Legal Advice SocietyLaw Students' Legal Advice Program166,920
Kettle Friendship SocietyMental Health Legal Advocacy Program150,000
South Fraser Women's Services SocietyLegal Advocacy Program112,500
Kettle Friendship SocietyMental Health Legal Advocacy Program112,500
Abbotsford Community Services SocietyLegal Advocacy Program109,000
Community Connections Society of Southeast BCTravelling Poverty Law Advocate89,210
MPA - Motivation, Power & Achievement SocietyCourt Services Program - Vancouver84,375
BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and SupportLegal Advocacy Program84,375
Ki-Low-Na Friendship SocietyAboriginal Legal Advocate Program82,500
Abbotsford Community Services SocietyLegal Advocacy Program81,750
Contact Women's Group SocietyLegal Advocacy Program75,000
Active Support Against PovertyLegal Advocacy Program75,000
Port Alberni Friendship CentreOutreach Legal Advocacy Program75,000
Community Connections Society of Southeast BCTravelling Poverty Law Advocate Program66,910
Ki-Low-Na Friendship SocietyAboriginal Legal Advocate Program61,875
Active Support Against PovertyLegal Advocacy Program56,250
Contact Women's Group SocietyLegal Advocacy Program56,250
Port Alberni Friendship CentreOutreach Legal Advocacy Program56,250
Social Health & Economic Development SocietyBella Coola Legal Advocacy Program42,000
Yellow Pages GroupAdvertisement of Public Legal Services35,000
Social Health & Economic Development SocietyBella Coola Legal Advocacy Program24,500
Provincial Court of British ColumbiaJudicial Interns Circuit Court Program20,000

 


Grants Approved June 18, 2011: Large Projects

Funding totalling $749,700 was approved for the following 13 large projects:
Organization NameGrantGrant Amount
People's Law School SocietyPLEI for Seniors75,000
Salsbury Community Society (Kinbrace)READY for C-11: Navigating Refugee Reform75,000
West Coast Prison Justice SocietyPrisoners' Human Rights Project75,000
Mediate BC SocietyChild Support Eligibility Mediation Project65,700
Environmental Law Centre, University of VictoriaReliance on Qualified Professionals in BC Environmental Regulations65,000
First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy CoalitionBC Child Labour Standards Improvement Project65,000
Legal Services SocietyGladue Report Writing Initiative60,000
BC Law InstituteRationalization and Harmonization of BC Common Law Tests of Capacity ('Common Law Capacity Project)55,000
Alzheimer Society of B.C.Decision-making and the Law: Dementia and Personhood50,000
West Coast Environmental Law AssociationA New Approach for Environmental Assessment for BC and Canada50,000
Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives AssociationRestorative Justice is the Law50,000
Law Society of BCBuilding Capacity - Supporting Aboriginal Lawyers in BC32,000
Access Pro Bono Society of BCRural and Disabled Access to Pro Bono Legal Services Project32,000

 


Grants Approved June 18, 2011: Projects

Funding totalling $673,965 was approved for the following six projects:
Organization NameGrantGrant Amount
Ecojustice Canada SocietyBC Litigation Program266,670
First United Church MissionFirst United Church Poverty Law Advocacy Program (2012-2013)175,000
Terrace and District Community Services SocietyPoverty Law Advocacy Services75,000
First United Church MissionFirst United Church Poverty Law Advocacy Program (2011-2012)72,920
MPA - Motivation, Power & Achievement SocietyCourt Services Program - Vancouver On-Track (2011-2012)56,250
MPA - Motivation, Power & Achievement SocietyCourt Services Program - Vancouver On-Track (2012-2013)28,125

 


Grants Approved June 18,2011: Child Welfare Project

Funding totalling $75,000 was approved for the following Child Welfare Fund project:
Organization NameGrantGrant Amount
Nenan Dane zaa Deh Zona Children and Family ServicesAboriginal Traditional Decision-Making and Dispute Resolution$75,000