Grants Approved in June 2017

The Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of BC met on June 24, 2017 and approved funding for a number of continuing programs and projects. Chair Eileen Vanderburgh is pleased to announce that funding totalling $3,853,000 was approved for the following 54 continuing programs and projects.

Continuing Programs

Funding totalling $2,697,000 was approved for the following 23 continuing programs (additional one time $5,000 grants were made to advocacy programs as a response to the recent salary review):

Organization NameProgram NameGrant Amount
Greater Vancouver Law Students' Legal Advice SocietyLaw Students' Legal Advice Program$295,000.00
Disability Alliance BC SocietyAdvocacy Access Appeals Program & CPP Disability Advocacy Program$280,000.00
Canadian Bar Association, BC BranchDial-A-Law / Lawyer Referral Service / Law Week$232,000.00
Ecojustice Canada SocietyBC Litigation Program$175,000.00
Kettle Friendship SocietyMental Health Legal Advocacy Program$170,000.00
Abbotsford Community Services SocietyRegional Community Legal Advocacy Program$160,000.00
Together Against Poverty SocietyLegal Advocacy Programs$160,000.00
MPA - Motivation, Power & Achievement SocietyCourt Services Program$120,000.00
Abbotsford Community Services SocietyLegal Advocacy Program$110,000.00
Nelson Cares SocietyThe Advocacy Centre - Poverty Law Advocacy$85,000.00
Contact Women's Group SocietyLegal Advocacy Program$80,000.00
Penticton and Area Access SocietyPoverty Legal Advocacy Program$80,000.00
Active Support Against PovertyLegal Advocacy Program$80,000.00
Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry SocietyPoverty Law Advocacy Program$80,000.00
Ki-Low-Na Friendship SocietyAboriginal Legal Advocate Program$80,000.00
MOSAICLegal Advocacy Program$80,000.00
Port Alberni Friendship CenterOutreach Legal Advocacy Program$80,000.00
Nicola Valley Community Justice Services SocietyLegal Advocacy Program$80,000.00
CHIMO Community Services SocietyOutreach & Advocacy Program$80,000.00
Fort St. John Women's Resource SocietyPoverty Law Advocacy Program$80,000.00
South Peace Community Resources SocietyOutreach Legal Advocacy$70,000.00
Social Health & Economic Development Society of Bella CoolaBella Coola Legal Advocacy Program$45,000.00
Provincial Court of British ColumbiaProvincial Court Judicial Internship Circuit Court Program$20,000.00


Funding totalling $1,156,000 was approved for the following 31 grants:

Organization NameProject TitleGrant Amount
Society for Children & Youth of BCChildren's Lawyer Initiative$180,000.00
Opportunities Career Services SocietyPoverty Law Advocacy Program$80,000.00
Law Society of BCCost of Legal Service Delivery Research Project$77,000.00
Legal Services SocietyMyLawBC Evaluation Project$75,000.00
Canadian Bar Association, BC BranchRural Education and Access to Lawyers (REAL) Initiative$75,000.00
People's Law School SocietyPLS Content Innovation 2017/18$50,000.00
Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre AssociationStandardized Core Education Materials for Making and Using Personal Planning Documents$50,000.00
Fort St. John Women's Resource SocietyComprehensive Community Safety Plan for Vulnerable Aboriginal Women$45,000.00
Rise Women's Legal CentreRemote Services Project$45,000.00
Canadian Centre for Policy AlternativesAligning BC Policy-making with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP)$40,000.00
Native Courtworker & Counselling Association of BCFinding Solutions Initiative: Better Justice Outcomes for Indigenous Families$40,000.00
West Coast LEAF AssociationOnly Yes Means Yes Project$40,000.00
Parent Support Services of BCProvincial Legal Education Workshop for Frontline Workers working with Indigenous families - on Kinship Care, MCFD Policy and Family Law Project$40,000.00
Providing Alternatives Counseling & Education (PACE) Society VancouverSex Worker Legal Assistance Program$40,000.00
Justice Education Society of BCMachine Translation and Legal Help Research Project$35,000.00
West Coast Prison Justice SocietyThe Use of Force in Prison Justice Project$35,000.00
First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy CoalitionBC Child Labour Standards Improvement Project, Phase 2$32,000.00
South Peace Community Resources SocietyNorthern Navigator Family Mediation Project - Extension$30,000.00
Legal Services SocietyUser Testing for MyLawBC and Family Law Website Videos Project$25,000.00
Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre SocietyTenant Survival Guide Rewrite, Reprint and Distribution Project$20,000.00
Rise Women's Legal CentreEvaluation of the Family Law Program$17,500.00
University of British ColumbiaPilot Project Focused on Expanding the LSLAP for Credit Program$15,000.00
Justice Education Society of BCCollaboration Funding$10,000.00
People's Law School SocietyCollaboration Funding$10,000.00
Yvon DandurandAccess to Justice Metrics Project Extension$9,000.00
Tim Roberts and Associates ConsultingTriple Aim Measurement Framework Project$9,000.00
Canadian Superior Courts Judges FoundationEnhancement of 'Try Judging'/'Essayez de Juger'$7,000.00
University of British ColumbiaMining Justice: A Conference on Corporate Accountability and Legal Reform Project$7,000.00
Tim Roberts and Associates ConsultingEvalation of the Family Law Pilot Programs Project$6,500.00
Kelowna Community Resources SocietyLegal 101 Project$6,000.00
Cerebral Palsy Association of BCMental Health in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities for Youth with Disabilities$5,000.00