Continuing Programs and Projects
The Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of B.C. met on November 20, 2010 and approved funding for a number of continuing programs and projects. Chair Margaret Sasges is pleased to announce that funding totalling $7,069,600 was approved for the following 42 programs and projects:
Funding totalling $5,759,190 was approved for the following 21 continuing programs:
- $3,599,750, LEGAL SERVICES SOCIETY, Operating Grant
- $257,180, LAW SOCIETY OF B.C., Professional Legal Training Course
- $250,000, MEDIATE B.C. SOCIETY, Operational Funding
- UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
- $167,000 – First Nations Clinical Program
- $120,000 – Graduate Fellowship 2011-2012
- $58,000 – Undergraduate Scholarships
- $27,500 – Legal Education and Research Projects 2011-2012
- $27,000 – Entrance Awards 2011/2012
- $153,590, B.C. COALITION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, Advocacy Access: Appeals Program
- $150,000, JUSTICE EDUCATION SOCIETY OF B.C., Expanded Core Services
- $141,920, GREATER VANCOUVER LAW STUDENTS’ LEGAL ADVICE SOCIETY, Law Students’ Legal Advice Program
- $131,250, ABBOTSFORD COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY, Poverty Law Advocacy Initiative
- $76,000, JUSTICE EDUCATION SOCIETY OF B.C., Northern Public Legal Education Program for First Nations Communities
- $75,000, CHIMO CRISIS SERVICES SOCIETY, Outreach and Advocacy in Richmond
- $75,000, FORT ST. JOHN WOMEN’S RESOURCE SOCIETY, Poverty Law Advocate
- $75,000, HAIDA GWAII LEGAL PROJECT SOCIETY, Legal Education/Advocacy Program
- $75,000, NICOLA VALLEY COMMUNITY JUSTICE SERVICES SOCIETY, Legal Advocacy Program
- $75,000, PENTICTON AND AREA WOMEN’S CENTRE, Legal Advocacy Program
- $75,000, POWELL RIVER COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION, Poverty Law Advocate Program
- $75,000, ATIRA WOMEN’S RESOURCE SOCIETY, Legal Advocacy Services in the Downtown Eastside
- $75,000, KAMLOOPS AND DISTRICT ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY, Poverty Law Advocacy
For full details of the programs and projects that received funding, please visit www.lawfoundationbc.org.
The Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Margaret Sasges of Victoria has been elected as Chair of the Law Foundation for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2011. Ms. Sasges succeeds Mary Mouat of Victoria who has been Chair of the Law Foundation since 2009.
Ms. Sasges earned her law degree from the University of Victoria and was called to the Bar in 1990. She is a partner at the firm of Clay & Company in Victoria where she practices in the areas of wills and estates, trusts, environmental covenants, and business and societies.
Ms. Sasges has been a Director of the Lawyer’s Benevolent Society since 2006 and was a member of the Provincial Council of the B.C. Branch of the Canadian Bar Association from 1990 to 2004. She served the CBA in a number of capacities and was on the Executive Committee from 1999 to 2001. She is currently a member of the Probate Rules Committee for the British Columbia Law Institute and was formerly a member of the Estate Administration Subcommittee.
She has been a Governor of the Law Foundation since 2006 and has served on the Finance Committee as member (since 2006) and as Chair (2010). She was also the Chair of the Fellowships and Research Committee (2009-2010). Ms. Sasges has also served as a member of the Policy and Planning and the Funding Strategies Committees in her time as a governor.
This article was published in the February 2011 issue of BarTalk. © 2011 The Canadian Bar Association. All rights reserved.