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The Law Foundation of Ontario

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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 supporting PBSC’s National Office, the LFO also contributes to access to justice across the country.

Since 1974, the Foundation has sought to help Ontarians understand the law and use it to improve their lives. Hundreds of vital access to justice projects and organizations in Ontario rely on the incredible support provided by the LFO. Every year, millions of dollars in funding is distributed to a variety of carefully selected grantees. Legal Aid Ontario, the LFO’s primary recipient of funding, has received over $500 million from the foundation to date. The LFO also promotes high professional and ethical standards among lawyers and paralegals through programs for both students and practicing professionals.