Grants Approved in June 2012

The Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of BC met on June 23, 2012 and approved funding for a number of continuing programs and projects. Chair Margaret Sasges is pleased to announce that funding totalling $3,773,214 was approved for the following 42 continuing programs and projects.

Continuing Programs

Funding totalling $2,765,926 was approved for the following 25 continuing programs:

Organization NameProgram 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
BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
Advocacy Access Appeals Program$175,000
Together Against Poverty Society
Legal Advocacy Programs$168,000
Abbotsford Community Services Society
Regional Community Legal Advocacy Program$150,000
Kettle Friendship Society
Mental Health Legal Advocacy Program$150,000
Nelson Cares Society
The Advocacy Centre$143,866
MPA - Motivation, Power & Achievement Society
Court Services Program$112,500
Abbotsford Community Services Society
Legal Advocacy Program$109,000
Sources Community Resources Society
Legal Information and Advocacy Program$93,750
BC Families In Transition
Legal Support Services Program$91,200
Community Connections Society of Southeast BC
Travelling Poverty Law Advocate Program$89,210
Legal Advocacy Program and Front Line Advocacy Workers Coordination Program$87,670
Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society
Aboriginal Legal Advocate Program$82,500
Active Support Against Poverty
Legal Advocacy Program$75,000
CHIMO Crisis Services Society
Outreach and Advocacy Service$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$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
South Peace Community Resources Society
South Peace Outreach Legal Advocacy$65,000
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 $632,288 was approved for the following 13 large projects:

Organization NameProject NameGrant Amount
Legal Services Society
Public Legal Education and the new Family Law Act$75,000
University of Victoria
Family Law Practitioner in Residence$75,000
Community Legal Assistance Society
Residential Tenancy Administrative Justice Project$62,000
BC Law Institute
Technology, Remotness, Disability and Evidence$60,000
Parent Support Services of BC
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Legal Information Seminars$60,000
West Coast Environmental Law Association
Managing Cumulative Effects in BC: Law Reform Solutions$60,000
Environmental Mining Education Foundation
Best Practices Mining Code for First Nations$55,000
Justice Education Society of BC
Court of Appeal BC: Online Help Guide$53,500
John Howard Society of British Columbia
Fact Sheets to Educate the Public on BC Law Affecting Ex-Offenders$36,278
BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
Duty to Accommodate: Research and Legal Education for Community Providers of Emergency Response Services$32,210
Canadian Red Cross Society, Lower Mainland Region
Red Cross First Contact: Keeping Pace with Refugee Reform$22,300
Kootenay Boundary Community Services Co-operative
Columbia Basin LawShare Project$21,000
Salt Spring Island Community Services Society
Salt Spring Island and Southern Gulf Islands Legal Education$20,000

Funding totalling $375,000 was approved for the following 4 projects:

Organization NameProject NameGrant Amount
Ecojustice Canada Society
BC Litigation Program$200,000
BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
CPP Disability Program$75,000
Environmental Law Centre Society, University of Victoria
ELC Associates Program$50,000
Terrace and District Community Services Society
Poverty Law Advocate Program$50,000