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News items from the Foundation.

The Law Foundation and COVID-19

The Foundation understands that measures to slow the transmission of COVID-19 are currently impacting many of our grantees’ ability to offer the level of service they customarily provide.  The health and well-being of our grantees and their clients are of utmost importance to the Foundation, and we will be taking these circumstances into account when …

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Law Foundation Seeking Program Director

The Foundation’s six Program Directors have responsibility for different areas of the Foundation’s grant portfolio and work together with the Executive Director and the rest of our team. The Program Director will advance the Foundation’s objectives by developing strategic and operational relationships with key stakeholders in multiple sectors; by managing a portfolio of grants and …

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Law Foundation Seeking Director of Operations

Working with the Executive Director and other staff, the Director of Operations’ primary responsibility is ensuring organizational effectiveness and promoting excellence by providing and supporting leadership in relation to our operations and infrastructure, grant-making infrastructure, human resources, organizational development, and governance processes in a not-for-profit foundation context. The Director of Operations is a key part …

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Law Foundation Seeking Director, Policy and Programs

The Law Foundation of British Columbia seeks a creative, collaborative and strategic leader to be the first to assume a new role as its Director of Policy and Programs. The Director will support the Executive Director in designing and overseeing the execution of the Foundation’s program initiatives. The Director will lead the Foundation’s Program Team, …

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Law Foundation Funding to Support Intercultural Competence

As a result of a grant from the Law Foundation of BC, The Law Society of BC is expanding intercultural competence training within its Bar admission course.  For more information, visit the Law Society of BC website: https://www.lawsociety.bc.ca/about-us/news-and-publications/news/2019/law-society-to-improve-intercultural-competence-fo/.

Law Foundation Welcomes Josh Paterson As New Executive Director

Josh Paterson joined the Law Foundation as Executive Director on September 3rd, 2019.  He holds law and master’s degrees from the University of Toronto, and clerked at Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice.  Before joining the Law Foundation, Josh was the executive director of the BC Civil Liberties Association since January 2013, leading legal challenges and law …

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Law Foundation Establishes Major Projects Initiative

The Law Foundation of BC has established a 2019 Major Projects Initiative to support innovative initiatives that have the goal of achieving a significant impact in enhancing justice and access to justice in British Columbia. Projects must be time limited, but can last for up to 3 years, and the Law Foundation is particularly interested …

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Law Foundation Turns 50

 In 1969, the foundation had income of $50,000 and issued its first grant of $5,000 (to the Legal Services Society). By way of contrast, in 2018, 268 applications for funding were assessed and over $33.4 million in funding was approved for 77 continuing programs and 141 other grants (27 project, 42 on-track, and 70 other …

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Grants Approved in November 2018

The Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of BC met in November 2018 and approved funding for a number of continuing programs and initiatives. Outgoing Chair Eileen Vanderburgh is pleased to announce that funding totalling $15,991,550 was approved for the following 50 programs and initiatives. Continuing Programs Funding totalling $6,235,000 was approved for the …

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