Grants Approved in November 2010

The Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of BC met on November 20, 2010 and approved funding for a number of projects and continuing programs. Chair Mary Mouat is pleased to announce that funding totalling $7,069,600 was approved for the following 42 projects and continuing programs.

Continuing Programs

Funding totalling $6,766,190 was approved for the following 38 continuing programs:

Organization NameProgram NameGrant Amount
Legal Services SocietyOperating Grant$3,599,750
Law Society of BCProfessional Legal Training Course$257,180
Mediate BC SocietyOperational Funding$250,000
University of British ColumbiaFirst Nations Clinical Program$167,000
BC Coalition of People With DisabilitiesAdvocacy Access: Appeals Program$153,590
Justice Education Society of BCExpanded Core Services$150,000
Greater Vancouver Law Students' Legal Advice SocietyLaw Students' Legal Advice Program$141,920
Abbotsford Community Services SocietyPoverty Law Advocacy Initiative$131,250
University of British ColumbiaGraduate Fellowship 2011-2012$120,000
Justice Education Society of BCNorthern Public Legal Education Program for First Nations Communities$76,000
Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry SocietyPoverty Law Advocacy$75,000
Penticton and Area Women's CentreLegal Advocacy Program$75,000
Atira Women's Resource SocietyLegal Advocacy Services in the Downtown Eastside$75,000
Nicola Valley Community Justice Services SocietyLegal Advocacy Program$75,000
Haida Gwaii Legal Project SocietyLegal Education/Advocacy Program$75,000
Chimo Crisis Services SocietyOutreach and Advocacy in Richmond$75,000
Fort St. John Women's Resource SocietyPoverty Law Advocate$75,000
Powell River Community Services AssociationPoverty Law Advocate Program$75,000
Nanaimo Citizen Advocacy AssociationLegal Advocacy Program$75,000
North Shore Community Resources SocietyLegal Advocacy Program$75,000
Newton Advocacy Group SocietyPoverty Law Advocacy Services$75,000
Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community ServicesPoverty Law Advocacy Program$75,000
Share Family and Community ServicesPoverty Law Advocacy Program$75,000
Law Society of BCCANLII Virtual Law Library$71,500
Quesnel Tillicum SocietyPoverty Law Information Worker Program$70,000
BC Freedom of Information and Privacy AssociationLaw Reform and Public Legal Education Program$70,000
South Peace Community Resources SocietyLegal Advocacy Program$65,000
University of VictoriaGraduate Scholarships 2011/2012$60,000
University of British ColumbiaUndergraduate Scholarships$58,000
University of VictoriaEntrance Scholarships 2011/2012$58,000
Upper Skeena Counselling & Legal Assistance SocietyAdvocacy Program$55,000
Salvation Army Belkin HousePro Bono & Justice Services$50,000
Multiple Sclerosis Society, BC DivisionVolunteer Legal Advocacy Program$50,000
Prince Rupert Unemployed Centre SocietyAdvocacy Program$35,000
University of British ColumbiaLegal Education and Research Projects 2011-2012$27,500
University of VictoriaLegal Education and Research Projects 2011/2012$27,500
University of British ColumbiaEntrance Awards 2011/2012$27,000
Debate and Speech Association of BCLaw Foundation Cup 2011$20,000


Funding totalling $303,410 was approved for the following 4 grants:

Organization NameProject NameGrant Amount
Pivot Legal SocietyPoverty Law Clinic$102,000
BC Coalition of People With DisabilitiesCPP – Disability Program and Reception/Intake Coordinator$96,410
Vernon Women's Transition House SocietyNorth Okanagan Legal Advocacy Project$75,000
Foundation for Legal Research_Legal Research Project$30,000