Grants Approved in June 2018

The Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of BC met on June 23, 2018 and approved funding for a number of continuing programs and projects. Chair Eileen Vanderburgh is pleased to announce that funding totalling $8,611,000 was approved for the following 62 continuing programs and projects.

Continuing Programs

Funding totalling $5,280,000 was approved for the following 24 programs:

Organization NameProgram NameGrant Amount
BC Courthouse Library SocietyOperating Grant$2,245,000
Greater Vancouver Law Students' Legal Advice SocietyLaw Students' Legal Advice Program$330,000
Disability Alliance BC SocietyAdvocacy Access Appeals Program & CPP Disability Advocacy Program$300,000
Canadian Bar Association, BC BranchDial-A-Law, Lawyer Referral Service & Law Week$275,000
Ecojustice Canada SocietyBC Litigation Program$190,000
Abbotsford Community Services SocietyRegional Community Legal Advocacy Program$180,000
Kettle Friendship SocietyMental Health Legal Advocacy Program$180,000
Together Against Poverty SocietyLegal Advocacy Programs$180,000
MPA - Motivation, Power & Achievement SocietyCourt Services Program$130,000
Abbotsford Community Services SocietyLegal Advocacy Program$120,000
Nelson Cares SocietyThe Advocacy Centre - Poverty Law Advocacy$95,000
Active Support Against PovertyLegal Advocacy Program$90,000
Chimo Community Services SocietyOutreach & Advocacy Program$90,000
Contact Women's Group SocietyLegal Advocacy Program$90,000
Fort St. John Women's Resource SocietyPoverty Law Advocacy Program$90,000
Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry SocietyPoverty Law Advocacy Program$90,000
Ki-Low-Na Friendship SocietyAboriginal Legal Advocate Program$90,000
MOSAICLegal Advocacy Program$90,000
Nicola Valley Community Justice Services SocietyNicola Valley Advocacy Centre$90,000
Penticton and Area Access SocietyPoverty Law Advocacy Program$90,000
Port Alberni Friendship CenterOutreach Legal Advocacy Program$90,000
South Peace Community Resources SocietySouth Peace Outreach Legal Advocacy Program$80,000
Social Health & Economic Development Society of Bella CoolaBella Coola Legal Advocacy Program$50,000
Provincial Court of British ColumbiaProvincial Court Judicial Internship Circuit Court Program$25,000


Funding totalling $1,000,000 was approved for the following 28 projects:

Organization NameProject TitleGrant Amount
Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family MattersStrengthening the Action Committee's National Coordination on A2J$50,000
BC Civil Liberties AssociationIndigenous Restorative Justice for Complaints Against the RCMP Project$50,000
BC Law InstituteModernizing the Child, Family and Community Services Act$50,000
Cowichan Tribes Lalum'utul' Smun'eemCowichan Tribes' Indigenous Child Wellness Justice Project$50,000
Legal Services SocietyIndigenous PLEI$50,000
Native Courtworker & Counselling Association of BCSignificant Steps Forward$50,000
People's Law School SocietyIncreasing A2J: Communicating "Unbundling" to the Public$50,000
Rise Women's Legal CentreFamily Law Intake & Triage Coordinator$50,000
Simon Fraser University - Canadian Drug Policy CoalitionBuilding a Regulatory Framework for Currently Illegal Drugs in Canada$50,000
Sources Community Resources SocietyModified Legal Representation Program$50,000
Thompson Rivers UniversityTruth and Reconciliation Course in Law$50,000
Union of BC Indian ChiefsIntegrating Indigenous Laws into the Specific Claims Process$50,000
West Coast Environmental Law AssociationRevitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Water (RELAW) 2018 Learning Sessions$50,000
West Coast LEAF AssociationPutting Families First: Reforming Child Protection in BC$50,000
Canadian Mental Health Association - BC DivisionHuman Rights and the Social Determinants of Mental Health$46,000
Justice Institute of BCExamining Proposed and Existing Presumptive Legislation in the Context of Mental Health and Public Safety Personnel$46,000
Pivot Legal SocietyLegal Rights Education for Advocates, Law Enforcement, and People Experiencing Poverty and Relying on Public Spaces in BC$40,000
Atira Women's Resource SocietyAccess to Justice Through Legal Incubation: Supporting Women Lawyers to Provide Access to Justice for Women$35,000
West Coast Prison Justice SocietyPrisoner Legal Education Project$32,000
Access Pro Bono Society of BC2018 Accessible Practice CLE and National Pro Bono Conference$20,000
Documentary Media Society (DOXA Documentary Film Festival)Vancouver Podcast Festival, "True Crime, True Justice"$20,000
University of British ColumbiaLSLAP Expanded for Credit Program$15,000
Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater VancouverStrengthening the Protective Environment for Children of Parents in Conflict with the Law$14,000
Youth Parliament of British Columbia Alumni SocietyBritish Columbia Youth Parliament$10,000
Greater Vancouver Law Students' Legal Advice SocietyLSLAP Criminal Code, Section 684 Applications Project$7,000
Cerebral Palsy Association of BCHuman Rights and Duty to Accommodate for Youth with Disabilities in the Workplace$6,000
Kelowna Community Resources SocietyCanadian Law and Your Rights$6,000
Kamloops Bar AssociationHistory of the Kamloops Bar (2nd Edition)$3,000

Multi-Year Family Law Advocacy Programs

Funding totalling $1,380,000 / $89,000 was approved for the following 6 programs:

Organization NameProject TitleGrant Amount
Wachiay Friendship CentreWachiay Family Law Advocacy Services$247,500
Chimo Community Services SocietyFamily Law Advocacy Services$232,500
Fort St. John Women's Resource SocietyFamily Law Advocacy Program$232,500
Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community ServicesFamily Law Advocacy Program$232,500
SHARE Family and Community ServicesFamily Law Advocacy Program$232,500
University of VictoriaFamily Law Advocacy Program$202,500

Miscellaneous Projects

Funding totalling $862,000 was approved for the following 4 projects:

Organization NameProject TitleGrant Amount
Together Against Poverty SocietyPoverty Law Lawyer$570,000
People's Law School SocietyDial-A-Law Transfer and Modernization Project - Phase 1$127,000
Opportunities Career Services SocietyPoverty Law Advocacy Project$90,000
Canadian Bar Association, BC BranchRural Education and Access to Lawyers (REAL) Initiative$75,000