Grants Approved in June 2013

The Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of BC met on June 22, 2013 and approved funding for a number of continuing programs and projects. Chair Tamara Hunter is pleased to announce that funding totalling $2,102,350 was approved for the following 25 continuing programs and projects.

Continuing Programs

Funding totalling $1,416,230 was approved for the following 13 continuing programs:

OrganizationProgram NameGrant Amount
Greater Vancouver Law Students' Legal Advice Society
Law Students' Legal Advice Program$306,920
Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
Dial-A-Law, Lawyer Referral Service & Law Week$279,310
Together Against Poverty Society
Legal Advocacy Programs$168,000
Active Support Against Poverty
Legal Advocacy Program$75,000
CHIMO Crisis Services Society
Outreach and Advocacy Program$75,000
Contact Women's Group Society
Legal Advocacy Program$75,000
Fort St. John Women's Resource Society
Poverty Law Advocacy Program$75,000
Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society
Poverty Law Advocacy Program$75,000
Nicola Valley Community Justice Services Society
Legal Advocacy Program$75,000
Penticton and Area Women's Centre
Poverty Law Advocacy Program$75,000
Port Alberni Friendship Center
Outreach Legal Advocacy Program$75,000
Social Health & Economic Development Society of Bella Coola
Bella Coola Legal Advocacy Program$42,000
Provincial Court of British Columbia
Judicial Interns Circuit Court Program$20,000


Funding totalling $250,000 was approved for the following 2 grants:

Organization NameProject NameGrant Amount
Ecojustice Canada Society
BC Litigation Program$200,000
Environmental Law Centre Society, University of Victoria
ELC Associates Program$50,000

Funding totalling $436,120 was approved for the following 10 large projects:

Organization NameProject NameGrant Amount
Sources Community Resources Society
Modified Legal Representation Project$75,000
Legal Services Society
Improving Access to the Family Law in BC Website$65,000
Thompson Rivers University
Clinical Legal Education for TRU Faculty of Law$60,000
West Coast LEAF Association
Legal Responses to Cyber Misogyny$60,000
Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
Rural Education and Access to Lawyers Initiative (REAL) Phase 3$50,000
Fraser Thompson Indian Services Society
Guide and Workshops - Aboriginal Communities and the CFCSA$40,000
BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support
Residential Care in BC: Legal Issues$35,000
BC Human Rights Coalition
Human Rights Toolkits for Advocates, Employers, Respondents and Others$21,120
Tides Canada Initiative
Green Legacies 2.0 Guide - Enhancing Diversity for a Green & Healthy Future for all British Columbians$20,000
Penticton and Area Women's Centre
Aboriginal Law Conference 2013$10,000

Additional Grants

The following grants were approved, but the specific grant amounts will be decided in November 2013:

  • Abbotsford Community Services Society
  • BC Coalition for People with Disabilities
  • BC Families in Transition
  • Community Connections Society of Southeast BC
  • Kettle Friendship Society
  • Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society
  • MPA Society (Motivation, Power & Achievement Society)
  • Nelson Cares Society
  • South Peace Community Resources Society