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Grantee Spotlight – Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre

Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre — focused on the specialized legal needs of the trans community The Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre (CWHWC) trans legal clinic is the only free clinic in British Columbia run by and for trans people, focusing on the trans community and its legal needs. The Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre …

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Grantee Spotlight – Bella Coola Legal Advocacy Program

Making waves in the difficult-to-reach Central Coast For Anne Fletcher, Legal Advocate with the Bella Coola Legal Advocacy Program (BCLAP), reaching clients in the under-served region of the Central Coast used to mean dealing with skyrocketing airfares on chartered flights. With a population of only 8,000 spread out over a large area with challenging geography, …

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Law Foundation Seeking Operations Assistant

The Operations Assistant is part of a dynamic team that is working to create innovative solutions to difficult access to justice challenges that affect diverse communities in British Columbia. This role will support the Law Foundation of BC’s grant-making programs, operational and training needs. The Foundation seeks to ensure access to justice through its five …

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Law Foundation Seeking Director of Grants and Programs

  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Grants and Programs will co-lead (in partnership with the Director of Legal Service Grants) the Foundation’s Program team to implement strategies to achieve the Foundation’s goals. They will be part of the Foundation’s Executive Team, alongside the Executive Director, Director of Legal Service Grants, Director of …

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Proposed amendments to Legal Profession Act will improve financial stability for access to justice programs

News Release VANCOUVER BC, March 3, 2022 – The Government of B.C. has introduced amendments to the Legal Profession Act which will provide the Law Foundation of BC the authority to approve the interest rates and service charges on lawyers’ pooled trust accounts. If passed, the amendments would establish similar requirements to those currently in …

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Grantee Spotlight – How One Lawyer is Working to Support Trauma-Informed Practices in the Legal Profession

How One Lawyer is Working to Support Trauma-Informed Practices in the Legal Profession In her almost fifteen years as a lawyer working with clients from all walks of life, Myrna McCallum has come to realize that there was an important piece missing from her legal education. One key experience came early in her days as …

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Grantee Spotlight – Indigenous Community Legal Clinic Celebrates 25 years

Indigenous Community Legal Clinic Celebrates 25 years For the past 25 years, the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic (ICLC) has become known for its decolonizing approach to legal education, grounded in connection to BC’s Indigenous communities. First established in 1995 at the University of British Columbia law school, the ICLC started as a small legal clinic …

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Grantee Spotlight- Articling Program Provides Young Lawyers Rare Opportunities for Public Interest Experience

Articling Program Provides Young Lawyers Rare Opportunities for Public Interest Experience In 2005, the Law Foundation’s Board of Governors approved an initiative to grant Public Interest Articling Fellowships to non-profit organizations that might otherwise not have had the resources to hire an articling student. These grants build on the long-term aims of the Law Foundation …

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Racial Justice Grants Fund Announced at Law Foundation of BC

The Law Foundation of BC is excited to announce the creation of a new $2 million grant fund to support projects and develop community infrastructure to advance racial justice and combat systemic racism and discrimination. Indigenous Peoples, Black People and People of Colour experience systemic and institutional racism in almost all aspects of their lives. These …

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Grantee Spotlight – Specialized Legal Clinics

Three new specialized legal clinics help to fill gaps in services across BC Housing security for low-income people, freedom from discrimination for people living with disabilities, and justice for migrants and refugees — with the support of the Province of British Columbia, the Law Foundation has been able to invest in three new specialized legal …

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