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Public Interest Articling Fellowships

The Public Interest Articling Fellowship Program (PIAF), funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO), provides students with the opportunity to article at a public interest organization that otherwise would not have the financial capacity to host an articling student. The LFO is committed to advancing legal knowledge, professional excellence, and the ideal of a fully accessible justice system. In creating and supporting the program, the LFO’s goal is to encourage law students to choose public interest law careers while also responding to community need.

Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) administers the program on behalf of the LFO. Students article on a full-time basis for a ten-month period. The program is open to students from every law school in Canada. Participating organizations have included:

Please note that while PBSC administers the PIAF program, it does not accept PIAF applications. For more information, see: www.lawfoundation.on.ca/fellowships.php

oPublic Interest Articling Fellowships

§The Public Interest Articling Fellowship Program, funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO), provides students with the opportunity to article at a public interest organization that otherwise would not have the financial capacity to host an articling student. The LFO is committed to advancing legal knowledge, professional excellence, and the ideal of a fully accessible justice system. In creating and supporting the program, the LFO’s goal is to encourage law students to choose public interest law careers while also responding to community need. The program is open to students from every law school in Canada.Participating organizations have included:

§Amnesty International (www.amnesty.ca) Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (www.aidwyc.org) Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic (www.schliferclinic.com) Canadian Civil Liberties Association (ccla.org) Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic (www.cippic.ca) Ecojustice (www.ecojustice.ca) Public Interest Advocacy Centre (www.piac.ca)

§For more information, see: www.lawfoundation.on.ca/fellowships.php

·At the University of Toronto, PBSC administers two fellowship programs to support summer employment for law students at a variety of community and public interest organizations.

oDonner Civic Leadership Fund Fellowships

§The Donner Civic Leadership Fund Fellowships are administered by PBSC. Fellowships are awarded to U of T students seeking to work with a public interest organization during the summer, and have a value of up to $10,000. Participating organizations have included:

§Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) (http://www.advocacycentreelderly.org/)

ARCH: Disability Law Centre (http://www.archdisabilitylaw.ca/)

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic (http://www.schliferclinic.com/schliferClinic.html)

Beyond Borders (http://www.beyondborders.org/wp/)

B’Nai Brith Canada (http://www.bnaibrith.ca/)

British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BC PIAC) (http://bcpiac.com/)

Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) (http://www.ccij.ca/)

Canadian Civil Liberties Association (http://ccla.org/)

Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (http://www.equalityrights.org/cera/)

Community Justice Initiatives (http://www.cjiwr.com/)

Community Legal Clinic for Simcoe, Haliburton and Kawartha

Lakes (http://www.communitylegalclinic.ca/)

Edmonton Community Legal Centre (http://www.eclc.ca/)

Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton (http://www.efryedmonton.ab.ca/)

Family Legal Health Program (http://www.childadvocacy.ca/flhp/)

Justice for Children and Youth (http://www.jfcy.org/)Lake Ontario Waterkeeper (http://www.waterkeeper.ca/)

Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC) (http://www.metrac.org/)

Ontario Federation of Labour (http://www.ofl.ca/) Ontario Human Rights Commission (http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en)

Parks Canada (Victoria) (http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/)

Pivot Legal Society (Vancouver) (http://www.pivotlegal.org/) Refugee Law Office of Legal Aid Ontario (RLO) (http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/contact/about.asp?place=RefugeeLaw)

Sierra Club (http://www.sierraclub.ca/)

Sierra Legal (Ecojustice Canada) (http://www.ecojustice.ca/)

Social Justice Committee (Montréal)

(http://www.s-j-c.net/main/english/)

South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) (http://www.salc.on.ca/)

Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) (http://www.leaf.ca/)

§For more information, see: www.law.utoronto.ca/prosp_stdn_content.asp?contentId=307

oJune Callwood Program in Aboriginal Law

§The June Callwood Program in Aboriginal Law awards up to two fellowships of $10,000 each to U of T students working on Aboriginal legal issues at community organizations during the summer. The fellowships are available to students of Aboriginal descent. Participating organizations have included:

§Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto (http://www.aboriginallegal.ca/)

Alderville First Nation (www.aldervillefirstnation.ca/)

Chiefs Council of Ontario

(http://chiefs-of-ontario.org/Default.aspx)

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (http://www.fncfcs.com/)

Matrix Research Initiative (NO LINK)

National Centre for First Nations Governance (http://www.fngovernance.org/)

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (http://www.tunngavik.com/)

Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (http://www.ofifc.org/)

Pape Salter Teillet Barristers and Solicitors (http://www.pstlaw.ca/)

Public Interest Law Centre (http://publicinterestlawcentre.ca/)

Reynolds Dolgin LLP (http://www.reynoldsdolgin.com/)

Sour Springs Longhouse/Haudenosaunee (NO LINK)

§For more information, see: www.law.utoronto.ca/prosp_stdn_content.asp?contentId=480