Grantee Spotlight – New Legal Clinics

New legal clinics step up PROVIDING AUGMENTED SERVICES DURING CHALLENGING TIMES For years, British Columbia has lacked an important asset that provides significant benefits to people in other large provinces like Alberta and Ontario — a network of legal clinics serving low income people. While the Law Foundation’s network of poverty law advocates provided important …

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Grantee Spotlight- Child and Youth Legal Centre

Province-wide legal services for children are a “game changer” For Suzette Narbonne, being a youth lawyer is more than just representing kids in court — it’s a paradigm shift for young people who have never imagined they could have a lawyer. Narbonne works as the managing lawyer at the Child and Youth Legal Centre (CYLC) at the Society for …

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Grantee Spotlight- Investing in Legal Services for Women

Investing in legal services for women HOW A CLINIC FOR WOMEN EMERGED TO FILL GAPS IN FAMILY LAW SERVICES It is well-recognized that the high cost and complexity of the family justice system means that it is effectively impossible for many people to access their legal rights. Former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has referred to …

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Grantee Spotlight – How a Frontline Legal Organization in Haida Gwaii is Making an Impact

How a frontline legal organization in Haida Gwaii is making an impact A typical day for Hailey Chapman begins when she arrives to work at the Haida Gwaii Legal Project Society to a lineup of people patiently waiting for her. But it comes as no surprise — as a legal advocate for the only stand-alone legal service …

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Grantee Spotlight – New Centre Will Help Transform Education in Indigenous Law

New Centre Will Help Transform Education in Indigenous Law THE LAW FOUNDATION IS PROUD TO HAVE PROVIDED THE FOUNDING GRANT FOR THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR INDIGENOUS LAWS Tucked away at the University of Victoria Law School, the Indigenous Law Research Unit (ILRU) has built its reputation as the leading centre for Indigenous legal research and …

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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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