Grants Approved in March 2012

The Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of BC met on March 31, 2012 and approved funding for a number of continuing programs and projects. Chair Margaret Sasges is pleased to announce that funding totalling $5,544,702 was approved for the following 41 continuing programs and projects.

Continuing Programs

Funding totalling $5,050,512 was approved for the following 22 continuing programs:

Organization NameProgram NameGrant Amount
Community Legal Assistance SocietyOperating Expenses$594,950
West Coast Environmental Law AssociationPrograms and EDRF$575,000
B.C. Public Interest Advocacy CentreOperating Expenses$535,480
Access Pro Bono Society of B.C.Major Programs$405,000
Community Legal Assistance SocietyPoverty Law Services$395,500
University of VictoriaLaw Centre Clinical Program$359,800
Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre SocietyTenants' Legal Advocacy Program$297,490
People's Law School SocietyContinuing Program Funding$288,640
B.C. Law InstituteOperating Expenses$280,600
Mediate BC SocietyMajor Programs$250,000
West Coast Domestic Workers' AssociationLegal Advocacy Program$184,650
West Coast LEAF AssociationLitigation and Law Reform Program$167,550
Community Legal Assistance SocietyCommunity Advocate Support Line ('CASL')$140,000
B.C. Centre for Elder Advocacy and SupportLegal Advocacy Program$112,500
PovNet SocietyPovNet Program$110,000
Battered Women's Support ServicesLegal Advocacy Program$75,000
Dze L K'ant Friendship Centre SocietyLegal Advocacy and Workshops Project$75,000
SHARE Family and Community ServicesPoverty Law Advocacy Program$75,000
Law Foundation Graduate FellowshipsFour recipients$68,752
Salvation Army Belkin HousePro Bono & Justice Services$25,000
University of SaskatchewanNative Law Centre$20,600
Island JADE SocietyLegal Advocacy Program$14,000


Funding totalling $148,390 was approved for the following 13 small projects:

Organization NameProject NameGrant Amount
B.C. Branch of the Canadian Bar AssociationProfessional Development, Ethics Programming, E - Learning Module$15,000
B.C. Paraplegic AssociationA Guide to Applying for and Managing Choice in Supports for Independent Living - Module 4$15,000
Canadian Centre for International JusticeInternational Justice: Legal Education in BC$15,000
Justice Education Society of B.C.The Law Project Seminars$15,000
Supporting Women's Alternatives Network (SWAN)SWANzine Legal Information for Indoor Workers$15,000
THS Society of Transition HousesEnhancing legal education for rural anti-violence workers through technology$12,000
West Coast LEAF AssociationAccessing Equality: Transformative Education for Advocates Project$12,000
B.C. Law Institute - Canadian Centre for Elder Law Studies2012 Canadian & International Conference on Elder Law$10,000
Downtown Eastside Women's CentreImproving Access to Legal Information Project$10,000
John Howard Society of the Lower MainlandRevising and updating 'A Family's Guide to Federal Corrections' and 'Planning for Success'$10,000
WISH Drop-In Centre SocietyPilot Legal Clinic Project at WISH Drop-In Centre$7,500
Parkinson Society British ColumbiaLegal Help Sheets for People With Parkinson's Disease (and Other Progressive Disorders)$6,890
Vancouver Island Criminal Justice AssociationSymposium Project$5,000

Additional Grants

Funding totalling $345,800 was approved for the following grants:

Organization NameProject NameGrant Amount
Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil & Family MattersAccess to Justice Project$75,000
Vancouver Island North Women's Resource SocietyThe Legal Advocacy Services Centre$75,000
Watari Research AssociationSystems Negotiator$75,000
Greater Vancouver Law Students' Legal Advice SocietyTransition Costs$64,300
Wachiay Friendship CenterWachiay Advocacy Outreach$36,000
Vancouver Island North Women's Resource SocietyThe Legal Advocacy Services Centre - Start Up Costs$20,500