Improve
Funding Strategies

09

How are we reaching this goal?

Coordinate to spend money well

Learn what the real costs of legal issues are and divert funding to prevent legal issues and minimize the demand on other social services

Better fund legal aid

Increase funding of legal aid, to make more people eligible and to expand the types of legal problems that are eligible

Make sure the money lasts

Maintain the focus on access to justice to ensure that improvements can be sustained and changes are funded indefinitely


This year's progress

Ensuring sustainable funding for access to justice initiatives is an ongoing challenge. This year saw a number of targeted funds, announcements, or creative funding strategies to make sure that there is funding for access to justice. Here is a sample of funding initiatives.

Click here to learn about 2017 activities to advance Goal 9: Improve Funding Strategies

Read the whole report here: Tracking Action on Canada's JDG's

 

Projects Advancing this Goal

Organization’s English Website

Projects

Organization’s French Website

CANADA-WIDE

Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals

Survey on accessibility being used to do strategic planning and resource allocation

Conseil Des Tribunaux Administratifs Canadiens

ALBERTA

Alberta Law Foundation

 

 

Ministry of Justice

Community Restorative Justice (ACRJ) grants

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Law Society of BC

Task Force on Legal Aid published its: A Vision for Publicly Funded Legal Aid in British Columbia

 

Law Foundation of BC

 

 

Ministry of Attorney General

$16 million to support collaborative solutions

 

MANITOBA

Manitoba Law Foundation

 

 

Legal Aid Manitoba

Agreement to Pay Program

 

Law Society of Manitoba

Forgivable Loans for law students

 

NEW BRUNSWICK

New Brunswick Law Foundation

 

Barreau Du Nouveau-Brunswick

Ministry of Justice

$900,000 commitment to Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act implementation

Services À la Justice

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

NFLD Law Foundation

 

 

NOVA SCOTIA

Nova Scotia Law Foundation

 

 

Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia

Online Wills tool developed by IT students at Saint Mary's University at no cost

 

NUNAVUT

Nunavut Law Foundation

 

Barreau Du Nunavut

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

NWT Law Foundation

 

 

ONTARIO

Law Foundation of Ontario

Access to Justice Fund

 

La Fondation Du Droit De L’Ontario

Ministry of the Attorney General

Last of four 6% increases to legal aid threshold

Ministère du Procureur Général

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

PEI Law Foundation

 

 

QUEBEC

Quebec Justice

Eligibility for legal aid increased by 4.7% 

Justice Quebec

SASKATCHEWAN

Saskatchewan Law Foundation

 

 

YUKON

Yukon Law Foundation

 

 

Ministry of Justice

Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust funding to five community-led projects

 

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