Law Foundation Proud To Be Founding Donor To Help Build The National Centre for Indigenous Laws at UVic Law

The Law Foundation of BC is proud to support the vital work at UVic Law to promote the recovery and resurgence of Indigenous legal orders across the continent. The new National Centre for Indigenous Laws will cement the role of UVic scholars as global leaders partnering with Indigenous communities and peoples seeking to articulate and …

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The Law Foundation and COVID-19

The Foundation understands that measures to slow the transmission of COVID-19 are currently impacting many of our grantees’ ability to offer the level of service they customarily provide.  The health and well-being of our grantees and their clients are of utmost importance to the Foundation, and we will be taking these circumstances into account when …

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Law Foundation Funding to Support Intercultural Competence

As a result of a grant from the Law Foundation of BC, The Law Society of BC is expanding intercultural competence training within its Bar admission course.  For more information, visit the Law Society of BC website: https://www.lawsociety.bc.ca/about-us/news-and-publications/news/2019/law-society-to-improve-intercultural-competence-fo/.

Law Foundation Welcomes Josh Paterson As New Executive Director

Josh Paterson joined the Law Foundation as Executive Director on September 3rd, 2019.  He holds law and master’s degrees from the University of Toronto, and clerked at Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice.  Before joining the Law Foundation, Josh was the executive director of the BC Civil Liberties Association since January 2013, leading legal challenges and law …

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Law Foundation Establishes Major Projects Initiative

The Law Foundation of BC has established a 2019 Major Projects Initiative to support innovative initiatives that have the goal of achieving a significant impact in enhancing justice and access to justice in British Columbia. Projects must be time limited, but can last for up to 3 years, and the Law Foundation is particularly interested …

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Law Foundation Turns 50

 In 1969, the foundation had income of $50,000 and issued its first grant of $5,000 (to the Legal Services Society). By way of contrast, in 2018, 268 applications for funding were assessed and over $33.4 million in funding was approved for 77 continuing programs and 141 other grants (27 project, 42 on-track, and 70 other …

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Grants Approved in November 2018

The Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of BC met in November 2018 and approved funding for a number of continuing programs and initiatives. Outgoing Chair Eileen Vanderburgh is pleased to announce that funding totalling $15,991,550 was approved for the following 50 programs and initiatives. Continuing Programs Funding totalling $6,235,000 was approved for the …

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Welcome to Our New Website

At the Law Foundation of BC, we’re pleased to launch our new website. The new site features streamlined access to information on funding opportunities, greater profile for the work of programs funded by the Foundation, and a clean, modern layout. The site design is responsive, so it displays well on mobile devices. Many thanks to Affinity …

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Graduate Fellowships 2019

The Law Foundation Graduate Fellowships are adjudicated once per year by the Fellowships & Research Committee of the Law Foundation. Graduate Fellowships for the 2019/2020 academic year will be adjudicated in March 2019. The application deadline is January 4, 2019. For details on how to submit an application, see the Graduate Fellowships page.

Grants Approved in June 2018

The Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of BC met on June 23, 2018 and approved funding for a number of continuing programs and projects. Chair Eileen Vanderburgh is pleased to announce that funding totalling $8,611,000 was approved for the following 62 continuing programs and projects. Continuing Programs Funding totalling $5,280,000 was approved for …

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