Pro Bono Students Canada



Pro Bono Students Canada serves hundreds of community organizations and thousands of clients every year, ensuring that today’s law students become tomorrow’s leaders in continuing to engage the legal profession in pro bono and public interest work. Our partners make all this possible.

  • The Law Foundation of Ontario

    The Law Foundation of Ontario The Law Foundation of Ontario is PBSC’s founding and principal funder, and has provided significant financial support since PBSC was launched in 1996. As a result of their early, visionary support, law foundations in several other Canadian provinces now also provide funding to PBSC and its local chapters.  By generously […]

  • Epstein Cole

    Epstein Cole LLP is the largest family law firm in Canada and has been instrumental in keeping PBSC’s Family Law Project alive. Epstein Cole LLP senior partner Mr. Philip M. Epstein Q.C. helped raise over $447,000 under the Campaign for Family Justice, to help preserve the Family Law Project for the next three years. PBSC is grateful […]

  • DivorceMate

    DivorceMate is Canada’s leading provider of family law software to legal professionals. PBSC is very grateful to DivorceMate for their generous gift of $30, 000 in support of our Family Law Project.

  • McCarthy Tétrault

    McCarthy Tétrault is PBSC’s National Law Firm partner and supports the national program as well as PBSC programs across the country. In addition to this direct support, McCarthy Tétrault’s incredible team of lawyers in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montréal devotes significant time to PBSC project supervision, speaking engagements and training sessions for volunteers. Without the […]

  • WestlawNext Canada

    PBSC was thrilled when WestlawNext Canada (Carswell, a Thomson Reuters business) became one of our national partners in 2011. From PBSC’s perspective, it is critical that our student volunteers receive proper training in legal research and writing (LRW) when working on a PBSC project. WestlawNext Canada generously offered to provide this training to every PBSC chapter […]

  • Faculty of Law

    The University of Toronto Faculty of Law is home to PBSC’s National Office and has been instrumental in our success since the organization was founded in 1996. The law school’s then-Dean Ronald Daniels founded PBSC at the university as a national program. The Faculty continues to be a tireless supporter of the program, providing direct and […]

  • Legal Aid Ontario

    Legal Aid Ontario funds the operation of a PBSC summer Family Law Project at courthouses in Kingston, London, North York, Toronto and Brampton. PBSC also runs a Family Law Project during the school year at almost every law school in Ontario, complementing the LAO-funded summer program. LAO has been supporting the PBSC summer Family Law […]

Other universities and local/provincial funding organizations

Most PBSC chapters receive direct funding from their provincial law foundation and local law school. Additionally, every law school in Canada generously supports their local PBSC chapter through critical in-kind administrative support, staff and faculty time and, in most cases, office space. See chapter websites for more information on these vital local partnerships. PBSC is particularly grateful to the following local funders: