Grants Approved in November 2011

The Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of BC met on November 12, 2011 and approved funding for a number of continuing programs and projects. Chair Margaret Sasges is pleased to announce that funding totalling $10,526,126 was approved for the following 57 continuing programs and projects.

Continuing Programs

Funding totalling $9,950,740 was approved for the following 43 continuing programs:

Organization NameProgram NameGrant Amount
Legal Services Society
Operating Grant 2012/2013 $3,599,750
BC Courthouse Library SocietyOperating Grant $2,737,750
BC Civil Liberties AssociationOperating Expenses $313,600
Law Society of BC
The Professional Legal Training Course (PLTC) $257,180
BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
Advocacy Access Appeals Program $191,990
Justice Education Society of BC
Core Programs $187,500
University of British ColumbiaFirst Nations Clinical Program $167,000
University of British ColumbiaGraduate Fellowships 2012 - 2013 $120,000
University of Victoria
Public Interest Work Placements $97,200
Abbotsford Community Services Society
Poverty Law Advocacy Program $93,750
Abbotsford Community Services Society
Regional Legal Advocacy Program $93,750
Atira Women's Resource SocietyLegal Advocacy Services in the Downtown Eastside $93,750
CHIMO Crisis Services Society
Outreach and Advocacy in Richmond $93,750
Fort St. John Women's Resource Society
Poverty Law Advocacy Program $93,750
Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society
Poverty Law Advocacy Program $93,750
Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services
Community Law Advocacy Program $93,750
Nanaimo Citizen Advocacy AssociationNanaimo Citizen Legal Advocacy Program $93,750
Newton Advocacy Group Society
Poverty Law Advocacy Program $93,750
Nicola Valley Community Justice Services Society
Legal Advocacy Program $93,750
North Shore Community Resources SocietyNorth Shore Legal Advocacy Program $93,750
Penticton and Area Women's Centre
Legal Advocacy Program $93,750
Quesnel Tillicum SocietyPoverty Law Information Worker Program $87,500
South Peace Community Resources Society
South Peace Outreach Legal Advocacy Program $81,250
Justice Education Society of BC
Northern Native Public Legal Education Program for Aboriginal Communities ('NNPLE') $76,000
Haida Gwaii Legal Project Society
Legal Education/Advocacy Program $75,000
Powell River Community Services Association
Poverty Law Advocacy Program $75,000
Law Society of BC
CANLII Virtual Law Library $71,500
BC Freedom of Information and Privacy AssociationLaw Reform and Public Legal Education Program $70,000
Upper Skeena Counselling & Legal Assistance Society
Advocacy Program $68,750
University of British Columbia
Public Interest Work Placements $65,000
University of Victoria
Graduate Scholarships $60,000
University of British ColumbiaUndergraduate Scholarships 2012/2013 $58,000
University of Victoria
Entrance Scholarships 2012/2013 $58,000
Multiple Sclerosis Society, BC Division
Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program $50,000
Salvation Army Belkin House
Pro Bono & Justice Services $50,000
Prince Rupert Unemployed Centre Society
Advocacy Initiative $35,000
University of British ColumbiaLegal Education and Research Grants 2012/2013 $27,500
University of Victoria
Legal Education and Research Projects 2012/2013 $27,500
University of British ColumbiaEntrance Awards 2012/2013 $27,000
BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
Reception/Intake Coordinator $26,770
Pro Bono Students of Canada - UBCCommunity Placement Program $25,000
Debate and Speech Association of BC2012 Law Foundation Cup Provincial Debating Championship $20,000
Pro Bono Students Canada - UVIC
Student Placement Program $19,000


Funding totalling $480,500 was approved for the following 7 projects:

OrganizationProject NameGrant Amount
University of British ColumbiaLaw Foundation Awards$100,000
BC Coalition of People with DisabilitiesCPP Disability Program$93,750
Vernon Women's Transition House SocietyNorth Okanagan Legal Advocacy Program$93,750
Thompson Rivers UniversityEntrance Scholarships 2012/2013$58,000
Thompson Rivers UniversityLegal Education and Research Projects 2011/2012 and 2012/2013
University of VictoriaLaw Foundation Awards$50,000
Foundation for Legal ResearchLegal Research Project$30,000

Legal Research Fund

Funding totalling $94,886 was approved for the following 7 Legal Research Fund projects:

OrganizationProject NameGrant Amount
Joan RushAccess to Dental Care for Developmentally Disabled Adults$17,000
University of British ColumbiaMixed Race Children and Parenthood Disputes$16,286
University of British ColumbiaInnovate or Die? Flexible Regulation and Financial Crisis$15,000
University of Victoria, Faculty of Human and Social DevelopmentGirls in Custody in BC$15,000
University of Victoria, Faculty of LawWe Want British Justice: The First Campaign for Aboriginal Title in British Columbia, 1901 - 1928$14,500
Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of LawA Genealogy of the 'Honour of the Crown'$10,600
Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of LawConsitutional Damages Worldwide$6,500