20 leading access to justice organizations receive core funding through new Catalyst program

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November 8, 2018
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The Law Foundation of Ontario

Information from The Law Foundation of Ontario: Ontario's nonprofit justice sector got stronger this week. Twenty of the province's leading access to justice organizations received a Catalyst grant from The Law Foundation of Ontario.

Catalyst is the Foundation's new granting program that offers a three-year cycle of core funding to nonprofit organizations that demonstrate they are working to advance access to justice in Ontario. Catalyst's goal is to strengthen the nonprofit justice sector by helping to give organizations stability and the opportunity to innovate, evolve, and respond to emerging needs. At just over $5.8M per year, the inaugural Catalyst granting represents an investment of more than $17M over the three-year granting cycle into Ontario's nonprofit justice sector.

Catalyst grantees
The 20 Catalyst grantees range in size, geographic scope, populations served, types of services offered, and areas of law. Over half of the organizations funded have a national or provincial mandate. The remaining serve particular regions, including Ottawa and surrounding region, Sudbury and surrounding region, and the Greater Toronto Area. The granting supports justice education, legal information, direct legal services, and research.

The list of grantees can be found below.

Catalyst's impact
The new Catalyst funding will help established organizations to bring more services, stability, and innovation to Ontarians who need to understand the law and use it to improve their lives.

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