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Advancing and promoting a just society through leadership, innovation & collaboration.
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Advancing and promoting a just society through leadership, innovation & collaboration.
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We fund programs and projects throughout BC that benefit the public in the following areas: legal education, legal research, legal aid, law reform, and law libraries. Learn More

See our grants at work across BC

Browse the continuing programs funded by the Law Foundation

See our grants at work across BC

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Abbotsford Community Services and Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

2420 Montrose Ave, Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S9

Advocacy services and legal education for seasonal farm workers in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland.

Abbotsford Community Services Society

2420 Montrose Ave, Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S9

A legal advocacy program provides legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Hope.

Access Pro Bono

#300 – 845 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4Z9

Advice and some representation services provided to low-income people by volunteer lawyers.

Active Support Against Poverty Society

1188 6th Ave, Prince George, BC V2L 3M6

A legal advocacy program provides legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in the Prince George area.

Atira Women's Resource Society

101 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1K7

A legal advocacy program provides advocacy services for women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside on poverty, family and criminal law problems.

Battered Women's Support Services

1424 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L 5G2

A legal advocacy program provides legal information and assistance to women in the Lower Mainland who have experienced abuse.

BC Civil Liberties Association

#550 – 1188 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4A2

Test case litigation, legal education and law reform to protect the civil liberties and human rights of British Columbians.

BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association

#103 – 1093 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 1E2

A program focusing on law reform and public legal education about freedom of information and privacy legislation.

BC Law Institute

1822 East Mall, University of BC, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Law reform research leading to improvements in the law and the administration of justice.

BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC)

#803 – 470 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

Provides representation of the public interest in regulatory matters and systemic advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged people.

Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch

10th Floor - 845 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5T3

The Lawyer Referral Service helps the public obtain low-cost legal information and assistance, Law Week highlights public legal education activities, and Dial-A-Law is a province-wide telephone service providing free legal information to the public.

Chimo Community Services

#120 – 7000 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond, BC, V6Y 3Z5

A volunteer-based and legally supervised poverty law advocacy program.

Community Connections Society of Southeast BC

209A 16th Avenue N. Cranbrook, BC V1C 5S8

An advocacy program providing legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in the East Kootenay region.

Community Legal Assistance Society

#300 – 1140 West Pender St, Vancouver, BC, V6E 4G1

Staff lawyers provide direct and systemic advocacy services on a range of legal problems affecting low-income and disadvantaged people. CLAS also provides the Community Advocate Support Line (CASL), a telephone service providing legal advice and support to advocates.

Courthouse Libraries BC

800 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2E1

Legal information, training and reference services for lawyers and the public throughout BC.

Debate and Speech Association of BC

#54 – 8863 216 St, Langley, BC V1M 2G9

Participation of high school students in the province-wide Law Foundation Cup Debates on legal topics.

Disability Alliance BC

#204 – 456 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1R3

A specialized advocacy, legal education and referral program for people with disabilities.

Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Society

1188 Main St, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

An advocacy program providing legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in the Smithers area.

Ecojustice

#390 – 425 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6E3

Test case litigation on public interest environmental law issues.

Family Services of Greater Victoria

1004 North Park St, Victoria, BC V8T 1C6

An advocacy program providing legal information and assistance on family law issues to south Vancouver Island.

First United Church, Legal Advocacy

542 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1P8

Legal assistance, advice and representation to low-income and vulnerable people in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society

10051 100 Ave, Fort St John, BC V1J 1Y7

An advocacy program providing legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in the Fort St. John area.

Foundation for Legal Research

#1340 – 605 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5J3

Research on various legal issues, with an emphasis on research with practical applications.

Greater Vancouver Law Students’ Legal Advice Society

#158 – 1822 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

A law students' legal advice program at the Peter A. Allard School of Law that operates free clinics in the Greater Vancouver area.

Haida Gwaii Legal Project Society

PO Box 160, Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0

A legal advocacy program provides legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people on Haida Gwaii.

Justice Education Society of BC

#260 – 800 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2C5

Programs to provide legal education and information about the justice system to the public.

Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society

827 Seymour St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2H6

A legal advocacy program provides legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in the Kamloops area.

Kettle Friendship Society

1725 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H3

A mental health advocacy program providing legal information and assistance on residential tenancy and child protection matters in the Lower Mainland.

Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society

442 Leon Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6J3

An advocacy program providing legal information and assistance on poverty law and family law matters to low-income people in the central Okanagan region.

Law Centre

#225 – 850 Burdett Ave, Victoria, BC V8W 0C7

A clinical program for law students at the University of Victoria providing legal services to low-income people in the Greater Victoria area.

Law Society of BC

845 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4Z9

Support of CanLII, which provides BC laws and cases for free at canlii.org, and the Professional Legal Training Course, a skills-based training program to help recent law school graduates develop into competent lawyers to serve the public.

Legal Services Society

#400 – 510 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 3A8

Support for Indigenous services, Family LawLINE, community engagement and public legal education for low-income people.

Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services

11907 228 St, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 8G8

An advocacy program providing legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows area.

Mediate BC

#177 – 800 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2C5

A public legal education program focussed on building awareness of mediation and other dispute resolution services.

Migrant Workers Centre

#302 – 119 West Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1S5

A specialized advocacy service and legal education program for live-in caregivers and other low-wage temporary foreign workers.

MOSAIC

5575 Boundary Rd, Vancouver, BC V5R 2P9

An advocacy program providing legal information and assistance to low-income immigrants and refugees in the Lower Mainland.

MPA Society

122 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1G1

Courtworkers to assist people with mental illnesses in the criminal justice system.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, BC & Yukon Division

#1103 – 4720 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4N2

A program providing legal information, advocacy and representation to people with multiple sclerosis.

Nanaimo Citizen Advocacy Association

#114 – 285 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N2

An advocacy program providing legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in the Nanaimo area.

Nelson Cares Society

521 Vernon St, Nelson, BC V1L 4E9

The Advocacy Centre provides legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in the West Kootenay region.

Nicola Valley Community Justice Services Society

Box 819 2187 A Coutlee Ave, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8

An advocacy program providing legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in the Nicola Valley.

North Shore Community Resources

#201 – 935 Marine Dr, North Vancouver, BC V7P 1S3

An advocacy program providing legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in the North Vancouver area.

Penticton Area Access Centre Society

#209 – 304 Martin St, Penticton, BC V2A 5K4

A legal advocacy program provides legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in the Penticton area.

People’s Law School

#150 – 900 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2M4

Province-wide legal information and education programs for the public.

Port Alberni Friendship Center

3555 4th Ave, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4H3

A legal advocacy program provides legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in the Port Alberni area.

PovNet

#300 – 1140 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4G1

An online poverty resource and networking tool for anti-poverty advocates, community workers and the general public.

Powell River Community Services Association

#207 – 6975 Alberni St, Powell River, BC V8A 5P4

An advocacy program providing legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in the Powell River area.

Prince Rupert Unemployed Centre Society

869 Fraser St, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1R1

An advocacy program provides legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in the Prince Rupert area.

Pro Bono Students Canada, Peter A. Allard School of Law

#138 – 1822 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Placement of volunteer law students with public interest organizations in need of legal assistance.

Pro Bono Students Canada, University of Victoria Law School

3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

Placement of volunteer law students with public interest organizations in need of legal assistance.

Provincial Court of BC

#602 – 700 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1E8

A program that allows law students in Provincial Court judicial internships to attend circuit courts around BC.

Quesnel Tillicum Society

319 North Fraser Dr, Quesnel, BC V2J 1Y9

An advocacy program providing legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in the Quesnel area.

Seniors First BC

#150 – 900 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2M4

A legal advocacy program provides advocacy and representation services to older adults in BC. (Formerly BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support.) 

SHARE Family & Community Services

#200 – 25 King Edward St, Coquitlam, BC V3K 4S8

An advocacy program providing legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore, Belcarra and adjacent areas.

Social Health & Economic Development Society (SHED)

PO Box 309, Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0

Bella Coola Legal Advocacy Program provides legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in the Bella Coola region.

Sources Community Resources Society

#106 – 13771 72A Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 9C6

An advocacy program providing legal information and resources to women dealing with family law issues in the Surrey and White Rock area.

South Peace Community Resources Society

10110 13th St, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H7

A legal advocacy program provides legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in the Dawson Creek area.

Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre Society (TRAC)

#306 – 535 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3L2

A legal information and advocacy service for tenants and landlords on residential tenancy issues, with an information line available throughout BC.

Terrace and District Community Services Society

#200 – 3219 Eby St, Terrace, BC V8G 4R3

An advocacy program providing legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in the Terrace area.

Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS)

828 View St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K2

An advocacy program providing legal information on poverty law matters to low-income people in the Greater Victoria area.

University of British Columbia, Peter A. Allard School of Law

1822 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Support for public interest work placements, student awards to recognize commitment to the public interest, and the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic, a clinical program for law students providing legal services to the Indigenous community.

University of Saskatchewan, Native Law Centre

#1340 – 605 Robson St, Vancouver, BC

A program for Indigenous students planning to enter law school, and the centre’s research and publishing on Indigenous legal issues.

University of Victoria, Faculty of Law

Room 102 McGill Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

Support for public interest work placements and student awards to recognize commitment to the public interest.

Upper Skeena Counselling & Legal Assistance Society

4305 Field St, Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0

An advocacy program provides legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in the Hazelton area.

Wachiay Friendship Centre

1625 McPhee Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 3A6

An advocacy program providing legal information and assistance on family law and poverty law matters to low-income people in the Courtenay area.

Watari Research Association

#200 – 678 East Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1R1

A system negotiator at Vancouver’s Downtown Community Court to support repeat offenders with mental disorders.

West Coast Environmental Law Association

#200 – 2006 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 2B3

Law reform, legal research, legal education, legal aid and a library collection about the public interest in environmental legal matters.

West Coast LEAF

#555 – 409 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1T2

Law reform, test case litigation and legal education to advance equality for women.

Women’s Contact Society

PO Box 4094, 51A 4th Ave S, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2V2

An advocacy program providing legal information and assistance on poverty law matters to low-income people in the Williams Lake area.

What We Fund

Law Foundation of BC funding in 2017
Funding Pie Chart: 69% Legal Aid; 14% Legal Education; 1% Legal Research; 13% Legal Libraries; 3% Law Reform

Professional And Public Education

331 Law Students in university clinic programs; 115 advocates received funded training; 325, 786 publications distributed; 30 students have received scholarships; 2813 lawyers in 55 Courthouse Libraries BC Professional Sessions; 23, 215 public information requests answered by 30 law libraries.

In the Spotlight

Law Foundation Summer Student – 2019

The Law Foundation of British Columbia has an opening for one student for a full-time position for the period of May to August 2019. The position is at the Law