2022 Law for the Future Fund Grants

  • November 01, 2022

Barriers to human rights, the abolition of prisons and tax reform are some of the topics covered by initiatives funded through the Law for the Future Fund’s 2022 grants.

This year the LFFF has awarded grants totalling nearly $200,000 to seven projects studying everything from legal barriers to alternative justice mechanisms in the context of sexual violence to a guide to your rights when facing arrest at protests and the exchanges between civil law and common law in the Supreme Court of Canada.

This year’s initiatives:

  • John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, Identifying Barriers within the Alberta Human Rights Commission and Human Rights Tribunal, $40,000
  • Carleton University, Establishing and Evidence Based Model for Prison Abolition in Canada, $19,000
  • Carleton University, Race-Based Jury Instructions: An Empirical Test of Recommendations from R. v. Barton (2019) and R. v. Chouhan (2021), $36,495
  • University of Victoria, Tax Law Reform: From Theory to Practice, $15,000
  • McGill University and Concordia University, Canadian Comparative Law: An Inquiry into the Exchanges between the Civil Law and Common Law in the Supreme Court of Canada, $34,320
  • BC Civil Liberties Association, Arrests and protests: an updated guide to your rights, $30,000
  • Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), Identifying legal barriers to alternative justice mechanisms for sexual violence, $25,000

Since its foundation in 1984, the Law for the Future Fund has provided financial support for over 200 innovative Canadian research projects in the field of law. With an annual granting budget of approximately $200,000, the LFFF has delivered more than $4.7 million in assistance to date. The deadline for applications each year is May 1. Application information may be found on our website.