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OJEN Receives LFO Catalyst Grant

OJEN is thrilled to announce that we are one of twenty organizations to receive funding through the Law Foundation of Ontario’s (LFO) Catalyst grant program!

This new program offers core funding over a three-year funding cycle to non-profit organizations working to advance access to justice in Ontario.  Its goal is to help provide organizational stability and the opportunity to innovate, evolve, and respond to emerging needs.

OJEN is immensely grateful to the LFO for its ongoing support.  With Catalyst funding, OJEN will reach thousands of young people throughout Ontario in the next year alone.  High school students in law related classes will connect with legal professionals through our Courtrooms & Classrooms programing.  Marginalized and vulnerable youth in the community will learn about the justice system and how to handle legal issues they may encounter.  Youth throughout the province will develop legal capability, as they learn how to manage the legal aspects of their lives.

History of Support 

We are thankful that the vision of access to justice on which OJEN was founded, has always found strong support from the Law Foundation of Ontario. Core funding from the LFO from our earliest days, launched our first programs.  Since then, LFO funding has been instrumental to our growth and success.  Much more than a funder, they are a valued partner and ally. 

With the creation of the Catalyst grant, the LFO once again responds to the needs of the non-profit justice community.  At just over $5.8M per year, first 3-year funding cycle represents an investment of more than $17M to non-profit organizations in Ontario. We are honoured to be a member of this community.

For more information about the Law Foundation of Ontario, the Catalyst program and the organizations that received funding, click here.

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