Grants Approved in March 2017

The Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of BC met on March 11, 2017 and approved funding for a number of continuing programs and projects. Chair Eileen Vanderburgh is pleased to announce that funding totalling $6,105,000 was approved  for the following 35 continuing programs and projects.

Continuing Programs

Funding totalling $5,395,000 was approved for the following 30 continuing programs:

Organization NameProgram NameGrant Amount
Community Legal Assistance SocietyMajor Programs$870,000.00
BC Public Interest Advocacy CentreSocial and Regulatory Justice Programs$450,000.00
West Coast Environmental Law AssociationPrograms and the Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund$425,000.00
Access Pro Bono Society of BCMajor Programs$415,000.00
BC Law InstituteProgram Grant$360,000.00
Justice Education Society of BCMajor Programs$345,000.00
People's Law School SocietyMajor Programs$330,000.00
Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre SocietyTenants' Legal Advocacy Program$240,000.00
West Coast LEAF AssociationLitigation & Law Reform Program$175,000.00
West Coast Domestic Workers' AssociationLegal Advocacy Program$130,000.00
PovNet SocietyPovNet Program$90,000.00
Community Connections Society of Southeast BCTravelling Poverty Law Advocate Program$90,000.00
BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and SupportLegal Advocacy Program$80,000.00
Terrace and District Community Services SocietyPoverty Law Advocacy Program$80,000.00
Atira Women's Resource SocietyLegal Advocacy Program$80,000.00
Dze L K'ant Friendship Centre SocietyLegal Advocacy Project$80,000.00
Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community ServicesPoverty Law Advocacy Program$80,000.00
North Shore Community Resources SocietyNorth Shore Legal Advocacy Program$80,000.00
SHARE Family and Community ServicesPoverty Law Advocacy Program$80,000.00
Sources Community Resources SocietyLegal Information and Advocacy Program$80,000.00
Sources Community Resources SocietyPoverty Law Advocacy Program$80,000.00
Watari Research AssociationSystem Negotiator Program$80,000.00
Battered Women's Support ServicesLegal Advocacy Program$80,000.00
Quesnel Tillicum SocietyLegal Advocacy Program$80,000.00
Wachiay Friendship CentreWachiay Advocacy Outreach Program$70,000.00
Upper Skeena Counselling & Legal Assistance SocietyAdvocacy Program$65,000.00
Community Legal Assistance SocietyDavid Mossop QC, Public Interest Articling Fellowship$60,000.00
Mediate BC SocietyMajor Programs$60,000.00
University of SaskatchewanNative Law Centre$20,000.00
Law Foundation Graduate Fellowship
Alan Hanna
Eleanor Brown
Jennifer Doreen Bergman
Kyle Andrew McCleery
Moira Aikenhead


Funding totalling $710,000 was approved for the following 5 grants:

Organization NameProject TitleGrant Amount
BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and SupportElder Law Clinic$200,000.00
Environmental Law Centre Society, University of VictoriaEnvironmental Law Centre Clinic Program
Pivot Legal SocietyHomelessness and Police Accountability Programs$175,000.00
Quesnel Tillicum SocietyFamily Law Advocacy Program$80,000.00
Ki-Low-Na Friendship SocietyFriendship Society Family Law Advocacy Pilot Project$80,000.00