Grants Approved in June 2014

The Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of BC met on June 21, 2014 and approved funding for a number of continuing programs and projects. Chair Tamara Hunter is pleased to announce that funding totalling $2,292,600 was approved for the following 32 continuing programs and projects.

Continuing Programs

Funding totalling $1,860,000 was approved for the following 18 continuing programs:

OrganizationProgram NameGrant Amount
Greater Vancouver Law Students' Legal Advice Society
Law Students' Legal Advice Program$275,000
Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
Dial-A-Law / Lawyer Referral Service / Law Week$230,000
Ecojustice Canada Society
BC Litigation Program$175,000
Together Against Poverty Society
Legal Advocacy Programs$150,000
Abbotsford Community Services Society
Regional Community Legal Advocacy Program$150,000
Nelson Cares Society
Legal Advocacy Program
Active Support Against Poverty
Legal Advocacy Program$75,000
Chimo Community 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
Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society
Aboriginal Legal Advocacy Program$75,000
Nicola Valley Community Justice Services Society
Legal Advocacy Program$75,000
Penticton and Area Access Society
Poverty Law Advocacy Program$75,000
Port Alberni Friendship Center
Outreach Legal Advocacy Program$75,000
South Peace Community Resources Society
South Peace Outreach Legal Advocacy Program$65,000
Social Health & Economic Development Society of Bella Coola
Bella Coola Legal Advocacy Program$40,000
Provincial Court of British Columbia

Judicial Interns Circuit Court Program$20,000


Funding totalling $100,000 was approved for the following 2 projects:

OrganizationProject NameGrant Amount
Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
Rural Education and Access to Lawyers (REAL) Initiative$75,000
Environmental Law Centre Society, University of Victoria
ELC Associates and Intensive Clinic Program$25,000

Funding totalling $332,600 was approved for the following 12 large and small projects:

OrganizationProject NameGrant Amount
Community Legal Assistance Society
Social Security Tribunal Transition Project$50,000
Justice Education Society of BC
Virtual Legal Help$50,000
Access to Family Law Education for Newcomer Women in Underserved Communities$40,000
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
BC Trans* Advocacy Toolkit$35,000
West Coast Prison Justice SocietyPrisoner Legal Education Revision and Family Law Projects$34,000
BC Law Institute
Employment Standards Act Reform Project$25,000
Nenan Dane zaa Deh Zona Children and Family Services
Know your Rights: Protect Our Children$25,000
Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre Society
Tenant Survival Guide Reprint$20,000
Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre Association
Health and Personal Care: A Toolkit on Consent Rights and Personal Planning in BC$15,000
Cerebral Palsy Association of BC
Legal Workshops for People with Cerebral Palsy$13,600
YWCA Metro Vancouver
Leaving an Abusive Relationship: Information on Custody and Access for Women with Children - Update to Reflect Family Law Act$13,000
Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia
Legal Resources for BC Land Trusts$12,000

To Be Further Considered

The following grants were approved but the specific grant amount will be decided in November 2014:

  • Abbotsford Community Services Society (Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society)
  • BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (Advocacy Access Appeals Program)
  • BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (Canada Pension Plan Disability Program)
  • BC Families in Transition
  • Kettle Friendship Society
  • MPA Society (Motivation, Power & Achievement Society)