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Grantee Spotlight – West Coast LEAF

How West Coast LEAF’s Community of Practice creates an intentional space for those engaged in the child welfare system In 2019, the West Coast LEAF released the “Pathways in a Forest: Indigenous Guidance on Prevention-Based Child Welfare” report with funding from the Law Foundation of BC. The report came about as a result of a year-long …

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Law Foundation Seeking Grants Manager, Indigenous Justice

About the role: The Grants Manager, Indigenous Justice will join a dynamic team that is working – in partnership with communities – to support solutions to justice challenges that affect the well-being of diverse Indigenous communities, whether through Indigenous laws, Canadian law, or both. This role will support the decision-making, administration, and learning with and …

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Grantee Spotlight – Migrant Workers Centre

How the Migrant Workers Centre has been a voice for migrant workers during the pandemic The Migrant Workers Centre (MWC) was originally established over 35 years ago as the West Coast Domestic Workers Association. The non-profit organization dedicates itself to legal advocacy for migrant workers in British Columbia. The Law Foundation provides ongoing support for …

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Grantee Spotlight – Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre

Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre — focused on the specialized legal needs of the trans community The Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre (CWHWC) trans legal clinic is the only free clinic in British Columbia run by and for trans people, focusing on the trans community and its legal needs. The Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre …

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Grantee Spotlight – Bella Coola Legal Advocacy Program

Making waves in the difficult-to-reach Central Coast For Anne Fletcher, Legal Advocate with the Bella Coola Legal Advocacy Program (BCLAP), reaching clients in the under-served region of the Central Coast used to mean dealing with skyrocketing airfares on chartered flights. With a population of only 8,000 spread out over a large area with challenging geography, …

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Law Foundation Seeking Director of Grants and Programs

  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Grants and Programs will co-lead (in partnership with the Director of Legal Service Grants) the Foundation’s Program team to implement strategies to achieve the Foundation’s goals. They will be part of the Foundation’s Executive Team, alongside the Executive Director, Director of Legal Service Grants, Director of …

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Grantee Spotlight – How One Lawyer is Working to Support Trauma-Informed Practices in the Legal Profession

How One Lawyer is Working to Support Trauma-Informed Practices in the Legal Profession In her almost fifteen years as a lawyer working with clients from all walks of life, Myrna McCallum has come to realize that there was an important piece missing from her legal education. One key experience came early in her days as …

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Grantee Spotlight – Indigenous Community Legal Clinic Celebrates 25 years

Indigenous Community Legal Clinic Celebrates 25 years For the past 25 years, the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic (ICLC) has become known for its decolonizing approach to legal education, grounded in connection to BC’s Indigenous communities. First established in 1995 at the University of British Columbia law school, the ICLC started as a small legal clinic …

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Grantee Spotlight- Articling Program Provides Young Lawyers Rare Opportunities for Public Interest Experience

Articling Program Provides Young Lawyers Rare Opportunities for Public Interest Experience In 2005, the Law Foundation’s Board of Governors approved an initiative to grant Public Interest Articling Fellowships to non-profit organizations that might otherwise not have had the resources to hire an articling student. These grants build on the long-term aims of the Law Foundation …

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