Grants Approved in November 2014

The Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of BC met on November 22, 2014 and approved funding for a number of continuing programs and projects. Chair Tamara Hunter is pleased to announce that funding totalling $7,545,000 was approved for the following 32 continuing programs and projects.

Continuing Programs

Funding totalling $7,005,000 was approved for the following 20 continuing programs:

OrganizationProgram NameGrant Amount
Legal Services Society
Operating Grant$2,955,000
BC Courthouse Library Society
Operating Grant$2,245,000
University of Victoria
Law Centre Clinical Program$340,000
Law Society of BC
The Professional Legal Training Course$215,000
University of British Columbia
Indigenous Community Legal Clinic$210,000
BC Civil Liberties Association
Major Programs$175,000
First United Church Community Ministry Society
Poverty Law Advocacy Program$175,000
BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association
Law Reform and Public Legal Education Program$80,000
Haida Gwaii Legal Project Society
Legal Education/Advocacy Program$75,000
Nanaimo Citizen Advocacy Association
Legal Advocacy Program$75,000
Powell River Community Services Association
Poverty Law Advocacy Program$75,000
Law Society of BC
CanLII Virtual Law Library$70,000
University of Victoria
Public Interest Work Placements$65,000
Multiple Sclerosis Society, BC & Yukon Division
Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program$55,000
Prince Rupert Unemployed Centre Society
Advocacy Program$45,000
University of British Columbia
Public Interest Work Placements$45,000
Pro Bono Students Canada - UBC
Community Placement Program$35,000
Pro Bono Students Canada - UVIC
Student Placement Program$30,000
Debate and Speech Association of BC
Law Foundation Cup$20,000
Foundation for Legal Research
Legal Research Program$20,000


Funding totalling $440,000 was approved for the following 6 grants:

OrganizationProject NameGrant Amount
Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society
Family Law Advocacy Pilot Project$150,000
Quesnel Tillicum Society
Family Law Advocacy Pilot Project
University of British Columbia
Innocence Project$50,000
University of British Columbia
Law Foundation Public Interest Awards$40,000
University of Victoria
Law Foundation Public Interest Awards$30,000
Thompson Rivers University
Law Foundation Public Interest Awards$20,000

Legal Research Fund

Funding totalling $100,000 was approved for the following 6 Legal Research Fund grants:

OrganizationProject NameGrant Amount
BC Civil Liberties Association
Police Accountability for Canada Border Services Agency: Building a Mechanism for Oversight$20,000
University of British Columbia
Sexual Assualt Against Older Women: Barriers to Access to Justice$19,800
John Howard Society of British Columbia
Reviewing the Application of Legal Rights for Youth Detained Outside of Youth Custody Centres in British Columbia$17,500
Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family
An Evaluation of the Clicklaw Wikibook 'JP Boyd on Family Law'$17,000
University of British Columbia
Solitary Confinement in Canadian Prisons: Tort Law as a Platform for Change$17,000
University of Victoria
Assessing Recent Regulatory Responses to Consumer Vulnerability in the Mainstream and Alternative Consumer Credit Markets$8,700