Grants Approved in June 2016

The Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of BC met on June 24, 2016 and approved funding for a number of continuing programs and projects. Chair Warren Milman is pleased to announce that funding totalling $3,362,000 was approved for the following 44 continuing programs and projects.

Continuing Programs

Funding totalling $2,642,000 was approved for the following 24 continuing programs:

Organization NameProgram NameGrant Amount
Greater Vancouver Law Students' Legal Advice SocietyLaw Students' Legal Advice Program$295,000.00
Disability Alliance BC SocietyAdvocacy Access Appeals Program & CPP Disability Advocacy Program$250,000.00
Canadian Bar Association, BC BranchDial-A-Law / Lawyer Referral Service / Law Week$230,000.00
Ecojustice Canada SocietyBC Litigation Program$175,000.00
Abbotsford Community Services SocietyRegional Community Legal Advocacy Program$150,000.00
Kettle Friendship SocietyMental Health Legal Advocacy Program$150,000.00
Together Against Poverty SocietyLegal Advocacy Programs$150,000.00
MPA - Motivation, Power & Achievement SocietyCourt Services Program$110,000.00
Abbotsford Community Services SocietyLegal Advocacy Program$100,000.00
Nelson Cares SocietyLegal Advocacy Program$80,000.00
Active Support Against PovertyLegal Advocacy Program$75,000.00
CHIMO Community Services SocietyOutreach & Advocacy Service$75,000.00
Contact Women's Group SocietyLegal Advocacy Program$75,000.00
Family Services of Greater Victoria SocietyLegal Support Services Program$75,000.00
Fort St. John Women's Resource SocietyPoverty Law Advocacy Program$75,000.00
Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry SocietyPoverty Law Advocacy Program$75,000.00
Ki-Low-Na Friendship SocietyAboriginal Legal Advocate Program$75,000.00
MOSAICLegal Advocacy Program$75,000.00
Nicola Valley Community Justice Services SocietyLegal Advocacy Program$75,000.00
Penticton and Area Access SocietyPoverty Law Advocacy Program$75,000.00
Port Alberni Friendship CenterOutreach Legal Advocacy Program$75,000.00
South Peace Community Resources SocietyOutreach Legal Advocacy$65,000.00
Social Health & Economic Development Society of Bella CoolaBella Coola Legal Advocacy Program$42,000.00
Provincial Court of British ColumbiaJudicial Intern Circuit Court Program$20,000.00


Funding totalling $720,000 was approved for the following 20 projects:

Organization NameProject NameGrant Amount
Canadian Bar Association, BC BranchRural Education and Access to Lawyers (REAL) Initiative$75,000.00
Opportunities Career Services SocietyPoverty Law Advocacy Program$75,000.00
BC Access to JusticeAccess to Justice BC - Family Initiatives$50,000.00
Justice Education Society of BCJES Schools Curriculum Resources Modification$50,000.00
West Coast Prison Justice SocietyPrison Mental Health Project$45,000.00
BC Law InstituteMedication, Use of Restraints, Informed Consent and Older Adults with Dementia: Identifying and Addressing the Legal and Policy Issues$40,000.00
Plan Institute for Citizenship and Disability (Plan Institute)Wills Trusts and Estate Planning Course Online$40,000.00
Justice Education Society of BCExpanding Schools Programming through Collaboration$38,000.00
Nlaka'Pamux Nation Tribal CouncilWrapping Our Ways Around Them: Call to Action Workshops to Actively Involve Indigenous Communities in Child Welfare Matters$35,000.00
Nicola Valley Community Justice Services SocietyAboriginal Justice Court Participant Training Curriculum Development$35,000.00
Community Legal Assistance SocietyConfronting Systemic Rights Violations in Mental Health Act Detentions$30,000.00
Criminal Defence Advocacy SocietyPreventing Parole: The Effect of Innocence Claims on Parole Eligibility$30,000.00
Pivot Legal SocietyLegal Education and Capacity Building for SRO Residents and Community Advocates$30,000.00
PovNet SocietyInnovative and Collaborative Poverty Law Training Project$20,000.00
University of British ColumbiaPilot Project Focused on Expanding the LSLAP for Credit Program$15,000.00
Fort Nelson Community Literacy SocietyPublic Legal Education Program$13,000.00
Parent Support Services of BCProfessional Development Workshops for Lower Mainland Aboriginal Service Providers on Kinship Care and Family Law Matters$11,000.00
Pacific Legal Education and Outreach SocietySocieties Act Transition$10,000.00
Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre AssociationPublic Legal Education Materials on New Rights to End Statutory Property Guardianship$8,000.00