Grants Awarded

2016-2017

University of British Columbia, Peter A. Allard School of Law  - $15,000

Social Media Crime: Enhancing Canada’s Response To Criminal Activity on Facebook, Twitter And Snapchat

Native Law Centre, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan  - $10,000

The Mi’kmaw Nation’s renewed relationship with Canada

University of Ottawa  - $5,000

Breach of standard of care and fault in the common law tort of negligence and its Quebec civil law equivalent, fault of extra contractual liability for personal acts: a Canadian comparative study

Community Legal Education Ontario - $13,000                   

Legal life skills curriculum: refining and sharing

West Coast LEAF - $20,119

Child Care, Child Protection, and the Human Rights of Indigenous Women

Canadian Council for Refugees - $15,000

Access to legal justice for trafficked non-citizens

Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University - $23,500

A Comparative Analysis of Human Rights in Canada

University of New Brunswick Saint John, Faculty of Business - $5,000

Do Canadian law schools sufficiently develop future lawyers’ interpersonal skills?

Brandon University - $15,605

Vulnerable Targets: The Law and Sexual Violence in the Prison System

2015-2016

Canadian Bar Foundation, National Family Law Section - $46,000

Illustrating the Benefits of Legal Representation in Family Law Matters

Canadian Bar Foundation, Legal Futures Initiatives - $45,000

CBA Legal Futures Initiative: What Does the Law Practice of the Future Look Like?

The John Howard Society of Canada - $18,000

A Better Future After a Sentence has been Served:  Reforming the Criminal Records Act

Community Legal Education Ontario - $13,000

Legal life skills: a curriculum for adult trainers and learners

Brandon University - $12,605

Do First Nations, Metis and Inuit Inmates have Aboriginal and Treaty Rights to Health?

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section - $12,335

A child rights-based approach to anti-violence efforts in schools: development of an evaluation tool

West Coast LEAF Association - $20,000

Evaluating Law Reform Work: A Case Study

2014-2015

Canadian Bar Association, Children’s Law Committee - $45,000

Access to Justice for Canadian Children: A Comprehensive Child Rights Toolkit for Lawyers

Mental Health Law, and Policy Institute, Simon Fraser University - $3,212.50

Psychology-Law Evidence Database

McGill University - $23,516.86

The Renewal of the Judicial Function in the Protection of Health: Visions in Constitutional, Criminal and Private Law

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law - $9,500

The Future of Lawyer Competence

Community Legal Education Ontario - $12,500

Legal life skills: building legal capability through existing life skills program

Montreal City Mission - $14,323

Research Study – “Access to Justice” for humanitarian immigration applicants in Quebec

Canadian Bar Association, Legal Futures Initiative - $50,000

CBA Legal Futures Initiative

University of Victoria, Faculty of Law - $10,000

Global Corruption Education and Training Materials

2013-2014

Canada Without Poverty - $15,150

International Human Rights Law and its Domestic Application in Provincial and Municipal Poverty Reduction Strategies

Ecojustice Canada - $12,000

Toxic Injury II: Protecting Environmental Health through Legal Research and Education

West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund - $19,963

Mothering with Disabilities

Association du Barreau canadien, Programme d'aide aux juristes - $10,000

Wellness Education for Lawyers

Association du Barreau canadien, ComitĂ© permanent - accès Ă  la justice - 20000 $

Reaching Equal Justice – Preventing Legal Disputes

Association du Barreau canadien, Forum des juges canadiens - $20,000

Dealing with Difficult Litigants: Guide and Checklist

Association du Barreau canadien - 40000 $

CBA Legal Futures Initiative

University of Toronto - $7,500

The Attrition of Women in the Legal Profession: An Empirical Examination

2012-2013

Association du Barreau canadien - 45000 $

CBA Inquiry into the Future of Legal Practice

Association du Barreau canadien, ComitĂ© permanent - accès Ă  la justice - 39660 $

Envisioning Equal Justice – Advocacy Tools: Final Component of Phase 1 of a three Phase project plan

British Columbia Civil Liberties Association - $15,000

More than we can afford: The financial and social costs of mandatory minimum sentencing

Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust - $15,000

Reform of Pre-Trial Detention: Prescriptions to Stop the Overcrowding of Prisons

Ecojustice Canada - $12,000

Toxic Injury: Protecting Environmental Health through Legal Research and Education

Justice Education Society of British Columbia - $30,000

Developing a Model of Online Dispute Resolution

2011-2012

Association du Barreau canadien, Section nationale du droit de l'immigration - 43500 $

Informing the Public on the Benefits of Legal Representation in all Immigration Matters

Association du Barreau canadien, Section nationale du droit pĂ©nal - 5950 $

Preventing Injustice in Sentencing

Association du Barreau canadien, ComitĂ© permanent - accès Ă  la justice - 40000 $

Building Blocks for Change on Access to Justice - Part 1 of a 2 Stage Plan

Pivot Legal Society with charitable partner Hope in Shadows Inc. - $15,000

Impact of Controlled Drugs and Substances Act sentencing reform for people with addictions

West Coast LEAF Association - $16,900

Equal Access Under the Law - Court watch of Child Protection Proceedings

2010-2011

ComitĂ© permanent sur l'Ă©quitĂ©, Association du Barreau canadien- 31210 $

CBA Measuring Diversity Guide - Research Initiative

L'Association du Barreau canadien, Division Colombie-Britannique - 40000 $

Improving Legal Aid Through Public Awareness and Dialogue

Centre pour les droits a l'Ă©galitĂ© au logement - 15000 $

1, 2, 3: Housing Rights Canada

FacultĂ© de droit, University of Manitoba - 25000 $

Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada

2009-2010

L'Association du Barreau canadien, Comité de liaison de l'aide juridique

Expert Evidence for Legal Aid Challenges

Groupe de travail national sur les recours collectifs de l'Association du Barreau canadien - 25000 $

Bringing Class Actions from Multijurisdictional Chaos to National Cooperation

Conseil des Canadiens avec Deficiences - 6,000$

Accommodation in the 21st Century

UniveristĂ© McGill (Centre de Recherche en Droit PrivĂ© et ComparĂ© du QuĂ©bec) - 15000 $

Private Law Dictionary of the Family and Bilingual Lexicons - Electronic Edition

Canadian Forum on Civil Justice - $15,000

Action Committee on Access to Justice

2008-2009

ComitĂ© permanent sur l'Ă©quitĂ©, l'Association du Barreau canadien / Section nationale du droit des ainĂ©(e)s, Association du Barreau canadien  - 16240$

Towards More Accessible Legal Services: Practical Help for Lawyers

L'Association du Barreau canadien, Division QuĂ©bec / Ă‰ducaloi - 25000$

Projet de simplification et vulgarisation du manuel du comité citoyenneté et chartes

Fonds d'action et d'Ă©ducation juridiques pour les femmes - 20000 $

More Access to Less Justice: The Expanding Role of Efficiency in Civil Justice Reform

Forum canadien sur la justice civile - 20000 $

Research and Support for the Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil & Family Matters

Ecojustice Canada - $15,000

Working Towards Recognition of Environmental Rights in Canada

2007-2008

Forum des juges canadiens, Association du Barreau canadien Canadian Bar Association - 15000 $

Courthouse Security "Best Practices" Guidelines

Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People with Disabilities - $10,150

A One Day Conference Entitled "Long-Term Disability: Keeping the Promise of Peace of Mind"

FacultĂ© de droit Osgoode Hall, York University - 20930 $

More Access to Less Justice: The Expanding Role of Efficiency in Civil Justice Reform

Groupe de travail sur les conflits d'intĂ©rĂŞts dans les cabinets juridiques, Association du Barreau canadien - 48250 $

Bridging the Gap from Theory to Practice

2006-2007

Community Legal Services, University of Western Ontario - $20,000

An Analysis of Outcomes in the Criminal Courts for Unrepresented Persons

DĂ©partement de psychologie et facultĂ© de droit, University of Windsor - 20000 $

The Mental Health of Women in the Legal Profession: Incidence, Causes and Consequences

Groupe de travail sur l'indemnisation sans Ă©gard Ă  la responsabilitĂ©, Association du Barreau canadien - 72500 $

No-Fault Working Group Plan of Action - Research Requirements

Groupe de travail sur les conflits d'intérêts, Association du Barreau canadien - 34000 $

Groupe de travail sur les conflits d'intérêts, Association du Barreau canadien - Assistance pour recherche

Supreme Court Advocacy Group - $15,000

Advocacy Program and Legal Education Program

2005-2006

Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) - $14,000

Canadian Housing Rights

Faculté de droit, University of British Columbia - $10,000

Abusive Institutionalisation: Systemic Negligence in Institutional Settings for Older Adults

Association du Barreau canadien - 24000 $

Advocacy Materials for National Poverty Law Services

ARCH: Disability Law Centre - $30,000

Criminal Justice for Persons with Disabilities Who Have Been Abused

The Canadian Environmental Law Association and the Resource Centre for the Environment and the Law - $25,000

European and Canadian Environmental Law: Best Practices and Opportunities

Women's Human Rights Resources, Bora Laskin Law Library, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto - $5,115

Women's Human Rights Resources Online - Women's Rights Law Database

ComitĂ© permanent sur l'Ă©quitĂ©, Association du Barreau canadien - 12000 $

Racial Equality in the Legal Profession: Developing Standards

2005-2006 - Project conjoint avec la Commission du droit du Canada

Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba, Inc. - $13,888

Listening to their Voices: Women Prisoners and Access to Justice in Manitoba

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba - $19,895

Will Community Policing Provide Greater Access to Justice for Residents of Winnipeg Inner City Neighbourhoods

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University - $19,750

Youth in Focus, Friends in Trouble: Justice, Access to Justice for "Marginalized" and Low Income Youth

2004-2005

Association canadienne des juges des cours supĂ©rieures - 15000 $

You Be The Judge - A National Judicial Education Program Targeted to High School Students Across Canada

Association du Barreau canadien, ComitĂ© de liaison de l'aide juridique - 20000 $

Advocacy Guidelines for National Poverty Law Services

Forum canadien sur la justice civile - 20000 $

Civil Justice Reform 10 Years On: Research Project

Association du Barreau canadien, ComitĂ© permanent sur l'Ă©quitĂ© - 10000 $

It's About Respect - On-Line and Video Legal Resource for Diversity and Anti-Harassment Training

Association du Barreau canadien, ComitĂ© permanent de la dĂ©ontologie et des questions professionnelles - 50000 $

Modernizing the Canadian Bar Association Code of Professional Conduct

West Coast Environmental Law Research Foundation - $10,000

Academic research on statutory interpretation and public rights in common law

Canadian Human Rights Reporter Inc. - The Poverty and Human Rights Centre - $15,000

Constitutional Law in Canada and the Rights of Poor People - A Legal Primer

Society for the Advancement of Marginalized Persons / Pivot Legal Society - $7,600

Alternatives to Criminal Regulation of the Sex Trade Project

2003-2004

Association du Barreau canadien - $50,000

Coping with Conflicts in the Wake of R v. Neil - A Delicate Balance

Conservation Council of New Brunswick - $33,500

Protecting Public Trust Resources Through Common Law

FacultĂ© de droit de l'UniversitĂ© de la Colombie-Britannique - 3400 $

The Development of Family Mediation in British Columbia

UniversitĂ© de Calgary - 17360 $

The Legal Regulation of Whistleblowing Activity in Canada

Association du Barreau canadien, ComitĂ© permanent sur l'Ă©quitĂ© - 20000 $

Racial Equality in the Legal Profession: Developing Standards

Association du Barreau canadien, ComitĂ© de liaison de l'aide juridique - 20500 $

Federal Obligation to Provide Legal Aid Services

Canadian Constitution Foundation - $25,000

Integrating Canadian Sovereignty & Aboriginal Self-Government Application

2002-2003

Reach Canada - $33,200

Access to Mental Health Law for the Deaf – Part 2 (LSQ)

Wildlands League - $13,000

Legally Wild: A New Provincial Parks Act for Ontario

Association canadienne des juges des cours supĂ©rieures - 34000 $

A Course on the Canadian Judiciary

Association du Barreau canadien, ComitĂ© de liaison de l'aide juridique - 82000 $

Defending Access to Legal Aid

Phoenix Community Works Foundation: Teaching Peace Through Justice - $30,000

Teaching Peace Through Justice: The International Court and the Evolution of Human Rights

Association du Barreau canadien, ComitĂ© permanent de la dĂ©ontologie et des questions professionnelles - 65000 $

Modernizing the Canadian Bar Association’s Code of Professional Conduct

Sierra Legal Defence Fund, Ontario Office - $15,000

Illegal Aliens: A Legal Strategy to Protect Canada’s Ecosystems and Economy from Alien Invasive Species

Royal Roads University, Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies Division - $20,000

Whose court is it Anyway? Judicial Dispute Resolution in Canadian Courts – A Symposium for Judges

2001-2002

Association du Barreau canadien, ComitĂ© de liaison de l'aide juridique - 20000 $

Public Legal Education Kit – Defending Access to Justice

Association du Barreau canadien, ComitĂ© permanent sur l'Ă©galitĂ© - 16750 $

It’s About Respect: On-Line and Video Legal Resource for Diversity and Anti-Harassment training

Reach Canada - $20,000

Access to Mental Health Law for the Deaf

Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development - $12,000

An Analysis of Legal and Public Policy Issues Arising from the Self-Regulation of Ontario Natural Resource Industries

2000-2001

Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc. - $12,000

Web Page Development

Institut canadien du droit et de la politique - 10000$

Development of an Appropriate Regulation in Canada for Genetically Modified Organisms

Canadian Human Rights Reporter - $13,000

CHRR Online / Law Student Field-Testing Project

Canadian Bar Association - $40,000

Short Book/Collection of Papers, Essays and Recommendations: Aboriginal Rights in Canada: Renewal of an Agenda for Action

Energy Probe Research Foundation - $5,000

Regulatory Reform in Ontario’s Electricity Sector : Implication for Administrative Law

Forum canadien sur la justice civile - 15000 $

Civil Justice Clearinghouse Projects – QuĂ©bec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island & Newfoundland

Association du Barreau canadien, Groupe de travail sur la responsabilitĂ© dĂ©lictuelle - 17500 $

Tort Liability and Compensation Issues in Canada – Economic Analysis

Association du Barreau canadien, ComitĂ© de liaison de l'aide juridique - 32500 $

Research Paper: Legal Aid – a Privilege or a Right?

UniversitĂ© Western Ontario - 30148 $

The Development of a Handbook on Civil, Criminal and Administrative Remedies for Victims of Sexual Violence

Professeur Mark Perry, UniversitĂ© Western Ontario - 10000 $

LITICA: Law, Infrastructure & Technologies of Internet Computer Addressing

International Social Service Canada - $16,600

Inter-country Adoption

West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) - $15,000

Transforming Women’s Future: An Equality Rights Guidebook

Association du Barreau canadien, Forum des juges canadiens - 28450 $

Public Education on Judicial Independence

Association du Barreau canadien, ConfĂ©rence sur l'aide Ă  la profession juridique - 17500 $

Health, Wellness and Recovery Education Series (LPAC)

1999-2000

Association du Barreau canadien, ComitĂ© permanent de la dĂ©ontologie et des questions professionnelles - 20000 $

Canadian Bar Association’s Code of Professional Conduct

Association du Barreau canadien, Groupe de travail sur la responsabilitĂ© dĂ©lictuelle - 30000 $

Tort Liability and Compensation Issues in Canada

1998-1999

Professeur Gillian K. Hadfield, UniversitĂ© de Toronto - $23,000

Just Law: How the Legal System Allocates Justice

Forum canadien sur la justice civile - 14880 $

Canadian Forum on Civil Justice Clearinghouse – National

Association du Barreau canadien - 38290 $

CBA’s Public Legal Education: Conflict Resolution and the Canadian Justice System

Association du Barreau canadien, Comité de liaison de l'aide juridique

National Legal Aid Review

Centre d'Ă©tudes constitutionnelles - 16637 $

A Citizen’s Guide to Canadian Constitutional Debates

Conseil des canadiens avec dĂ©ficiences (CCD)  - 20000 $

Fundamental Human Rights

Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation - $10,000

Promoting Economic and Social Rights in Canada

Association du Barreau canadien, ComitĂ© sur la pratique internationale du droit - 54500 $

The Transformation of the Accountancy Profession: Lessons in the Delivery of Professional Services to the Canadian Public

Institut canadien du droit et de la politique de l'environnement - 10000 $

Legal & Public Policy Implications of the use of Non-Governmental “Delegated Regulatory Organizations”

Association du Barreau canadien, Groupe de travail sur les droits et responsabilitĂ©s des clients - 10400 $

The Client and Lawyers’ Guides to Legal Services

1997-1998

Service Social International Canada - $16,600

Protection of Children in Respect to Intercountry Adoption

Association du Barreau canadien, ComitĂ© permanent sur l'Ă©galitĂ© - 15000 $

Training Video – Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

Association du Barreau canadien, Forum des juges canadiens - 21600 $

Reference Regarding Independence and Impartiality of Judges in the Provincial Courts

UniversitĂ© du Nouveau-Brunswick - 15000 $

Spousal Abuse, Children and the Legal System

Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives Association - $15,000

Collaboration Sentencing Planning Project

Association du Barreau canadien, Groupe de travail sur l'Ă©galitĂ© raciale - 7800 $

Mise en oeuvre du rapport du groupe de travail sur l'égalité raciale

Interim Organizational Committee for a National Forum on Civil Justice - $15,000

Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

1996-1997

L'Association nationale de la femme et du droit - 1200 $

Gender and the Law: An Introductory Handbook for Law Students

Institute for Dispute Resolution - $5,000

Progress Toward a Level Playing Field

Association du Barreau canadien, ConfĂ©rence des jeunes avocat(e)s et notaires - 5000 $

Study of the Future of the Legal Profession in Canada

Association du Barreau canadien, ConfĂ©rence sur l'aide Ă  la profession juridique - 20000 $

Lawyers Wellness Program

1995-1996

Association du Barreau canadien, ComitĂ© du code de dĂ©ontologie judiciaire - 10000 $

Code of Judicial Conduct

Association du Barreau canadien - 6000 $

CBA 100th Anniversary Commemorative Book

Legal Resource Centre for Persons with Disabilities - $5,000

Disability Law and Legal Education on the Internet

Nova Scotia Judicial Development Project Coordinating Committee - $15,000

Judicial Development Pilot Project

John Howard Society of Alberta - $5,000

Criminal Justice Education Program for School Children

Surrey Place Centre - $5,000

Knowledge of Legal Terminology and Court Proceedings in Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Association du Barreau canadien - 15000 $

Symposium on Québec Sovereignty

1994-1995

Sierra Legal Defence Fund - $2,250

Protection of Canada’s Endangered Species

National Institute for Administrative Tribunals, and Division of University Extension and Community Relations, University of Victoria - $12,000

Tribunal Training – Multi-media Programs

Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children in London - $5,500

Research on Violence Against Women and Children

University of Toronto Faculty of Law and York University’s Centre for Health Studies - $18,000 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Genetic Testing and Counselling

Public Legal Education Society of Nova Scotia - $2,250

PLE – Society of Nova Scotia

Association du Barreau canadien, ÉgalitĂ© des sexes - 10000 $

Gender Equality – Educational Materials to Promote Gender Equality in the Legal Profession

Association du Barreau canadien, Groupe de travail sur l'Ă©galitĂ© raciale - 95000 $

CBA’s Working Group on Racial Equality in the Legal Profession

Association du Barreau canadien, Groupe de travail sur les systèmes de justice civile - 100000 $

Systems of Civil Justice Task Force

Association du Barreau canadien, Division de la Nouvelle-Écosse et Barreau de la Nouvelle-Écosse - 9000 $

Insurance/Tort Reform

Task Force on Court Delays - $10,000

Court Reform

1993-1994

Professeur Peter Bowal, UniversitĂ© de Calgary - 8966 $

Legal Liability of Third Parties for Land Contamination in the New Environmental Regulation in Canada

1992-1993

Groupe de travail de la Cour supĂ©rieure du Canada - 20000 $

Conflict of Interest Task Force

Canadian Intellectual Property Institute - $10,000

Canadian Intellectual Property Institute

SociĂ©tĂ© Radio-Canada - 30000 $

Street Cents – CBC Television

1991-1992

Association du Barreau canadien - 79900 $

A Study of the Constitutional Amendment Process in Canada and Amending Processes in European Countries

Association du Barreau canadien - 55000 $

Rebuilding a Canadian Consensus, Constitutional Initiative

Association du Barreau canadien - Groupe de travail sur l'Ă©galitĂ© des sexes  - 110000 $

Touchstones for Change: Equality, Diversity and Accountability

1990-1991

Association du Barreau canadien, Groupe de travail sur la recodification du Code criminel - 25000 $

Recodification of the Criminal Code

Association du Barreau canadien, Groupe de travail sur les soins de santĂ© - 54000 $

Law and Ethics in Health Care Allocation

Association du Barreau canadien - 25000 $

Court Reform Task Force

1989-1990

Association du Barreau canadien, Plan d'action pour l'avenir de l'environnement - 35000 $

Sustainable Development Task Force

1988-1989

Association du Barreau canadien - 10000 $

Goods and Services TAX (GST) Study

Association du Barreau canadien - 10000 $

The Independence of Federal Administrative Tribunals in Canada

Association du Barreau canadien - 17500 $

Court Costs and Delays Task Force

Association du Barreau canadien, Groupe de travail sur la perspective canadienne - 25500 $

Alternative Dispute Resolution