Grants Approved in November 2013

The Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of BC met on November 23, 2013 and approved funding for a number of continuing programs and projects. Chair Tamara Hunter is pleased to announce that funding totalling $8,541,280 was approved for the following 35 continuing programs and projects.

Continuing Programs

Funding totalling $7,946,280 was approved for the following 23 continuing programs:

OrganizationProgram NameGrant Amount
Legal Services Society
Operating Grant$3,599,750
BC Courthouse Library Society
Operating Grant$2,737,750
BC Civil Liberties Association
Major Programs$313,600
Law Society of BC
The Professional Legal Training Course$257,180
University of British Columbia
Indigenous Community Legal Clinic (formerly: First Nations Legal Clinic)$210,000
Haida Gwaii Legal Project Society
Legal Education/Advocacy Program
Nanaimo Citizen Advocacy Association
Legal Advocacy Program$75,000
Powell River Community Services Association
Poverty Law Advocacy Program$75,000
Law Society of BC
CanLII Virtual Library$71,500
BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association
Law Reform & Public Legal Education Program$70,000
University of Victoria
Public Interest Work Placements$65,000
University of British Columbia
Graduate Fellowships$60,000
Multiple Sclerosis Society, BC & Yukon Division
Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program$55,000
University of British Columbia
Public Interest Work Placements$45,000
Prince Rupert Unemployed Centre Society
Advocacy Program$45,000
Pro Bono Students Canada - UBC
Community Placement Program$35,000
University of Victoria
Graduate Scholarships$30,000
Pro Bono Students Canada - UVIC
Student Placement Program$30,000
University of British Columbia
Undergraduate Scholarships$29,000
University of Victoria
Entrance Scholarships$29,000
Debate and Speech Association of BC
Law Foundation Cup$20,000
University of British Columbia
Entrance Awards$13,500
Quesnel Tillicum Society
Legal Advocacy Program$5,000


Funding totalling $495,000 was approved for the following 6 grants:

OrganizationProject NameGrant Amount
First United Church Community Ministry Society
Poverty Law Advocacy Program$175,000
Thompson Rivers University
Entrance Scholarships$150,000
Thompson Rivers University
Legal Education and Research Projects$75,000
University of British Columbia
Law Foundation Awards$50,000
University of Victoria
Law Foundation Awards$25,000
Foundation for Legal Research
Legal Research Program$20,000

Legal Research Fund

Funding totalling $100,000 was approved for the following 6 Legal Research Fund grants:

OrganizationProject NameGrant Amount
Peter Gall
Incubator Firm Model for Low Cost Legal Services$20,000
Simon Fraser University, School of Criminology
Understanding Aboriginality and Access to Justice$19,580
Lawyers Rights Watch Canada
Access to Justice and the Right to Legal Aid: International Law Obligations to Provide Legal Aid, with an Examination of Canadian Jurisprudence and British Columbia Practice$18,000
University of the Fraser Valley
The Palermo Protocol and Canada Ten Years On: The Evolution and Human Rights of Anti-Trafficking Laws in Canada$18,000
University of British Columbia
Enhancing Access to Justice for Victims of Crime$15,420
Thompson Rivers University
Canada's Privacy Torts in Comparative Common Law Perspective$9,000

Additional Grants

The following grants were approved in June, but the specific grant amounts were decided November 23, 2013:

  • Abbotsford Community Services Society – Regional Community Legal Advocacy Program – $150,000
  • Abbotsford Community Services Society – Legal Advocacy Program – $100,000
  • BC Coalition for People with Disabilities – Advocacy Access Appeals – $175,000
  • BC Coalition for People with Disabilities – CPP Disability Program – $75,000
  • BC Families in Transition – Legal Support Services Program – $90,000
  • Community Connections Society of Southeast BC – Traveling Poverty Law Advocate Program – $85,000
  • Kettle Friendship Society – Mental Health Legal Advocacy Program – $150,000
  • Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society – Aboriginal Legal Advocacy Program – $75,000
  • MOSAIC – Legal Advocacy Program and FLAW Coordination Program – $75,000
  • MPA Society (Motivation, Power & Achievement Society) – Court Services Program – $110,000
  • Nelson Cares Society – Legal Advocacy Program – $80,000
  • South Peace Community Resources Society – South Peace Outreach Legal Advocacy Program – $65,000