2023 Law for the Future Fund Grants

  • October 17, 2023

Conceptual clarity on sex and gender, a unique pilot project for uncontested divorce and the impact of Bill C-41 on aid delivery to Afghan women are some of the subjects covered by initiatives funded through the Law for the Future Fund’s 2023 grants.

This year the LFFF has awarded over $250,000 in grants to 12 projects studying everything from the judicialization of health governance to the complex situations of criminalized women and gender diverse persons seeking to retain parenting of their children.

This year’s initiatives:

  • Queen’s University, Sex in the Age of Gender: Conceptual Clarity as a Foundation for Understanding, Promoting, and Reconciling the Experiences, Interests, and Rights of Women, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People in Canada, $21,100
  • University of Windsor Faculty of Law, Research and Support for Canadian Clinic Law Supervisors, $14,581.50
  • University of Montreal, Faculty of Law, Multinational Corporation, ESG and normativity, $20,370
  • University of New Brunswick, Teaching Critical Perspectives in First-Year Criminal Law, $4,350
  • McGill University, L’action collective en responsabilitĂ© comme outil de changement social et d’amĂ©lioration de la gouvernance en santĂ©, (Class actions for negligence: a tool for social change and improvements in the management of health services), $17,750
  • University of New Brunswick Legal Clinic, Faculty of Law, UNB Legal Clinic Tool for Uncontested Divorce (Pilot program), $21,128
  • Canadian Council of Muslim Women, Delivery of Aid to Afghan Women: Examining Bill C-41 through the lens of Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy and international human rights and humanitarian law, $27,000
  • Coverdale Courtwork Society (in Partnership with Access to Justice & Law Reform Institute), Opportunities to Support Criminalized Women and Gender Diverse Persons in Child Protection and Other Family Law Matters, $30,000
  • University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section, An Institution to Celebrate: Exploring 150 Years at the Supreme Court of Canada, $25,000
  • Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), Establishing a federal gender-based violence accountability mechanism in Canada, $25,000
  • Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Making Human Rights an Everyday Tool for Persons Living with Disabilities in Canada, $21,000
  • Centre quĂ©bĂ©cois du droit de l’environnement, Greenwashing in Canada, $30,000

Since its foundation in 1984, the Law for the Future Fund has provided financial support for well over 200 innovative Canadian research projects in the field of law. With an annual granting budget of approximately $200,000, the LFFF has delivered nearly $5 million in assistance to date. The deadline for applications each year is May 1. Application information may be found on our website.