About The Manitoba Law Foundation

The Manitoba Law Foundation exists under The Legal Profession Act to fund programs that benefit Manitobans in the following areas: legal education, legal research, legal aid services, law reform, and the development and maintenance of law libraries. Our main source of revenue is the interest payable on funds held in Manitoba lawyers’ pooled trust accounts in financial institutions across the province.

What We Do

How We FundHow we Fund our Granting

Sources of Revenue

Discretionary GrantingDiscretionary Granting

Operational, project and small grants

Our Mandatory Granting

Legal Aid Manitoba and The Law Society of Manitoba

Recent GrantingRecent Granting

Recent grant recipients

Latest News

from the Manitoba Law Foundation

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Next Small Grant Application Deadline is March 31, 2019

The next deadline for applications to the Manitoba Law Foundation for Small Grants is fast approaching. Applications are due on or before March 31, 2019, for consideration by the Board of Directors in June 2019. Small Grants support small, one-time, distinct law-related projects. To qualify as a Small Grant, a project must: have a total budget of up to but … Continue reading Next Small Grant Application Deadline is March 31, 2019

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We’re hiring a Summer Student!

SUMMER STUDENT OPPORTUNITY – FULL TIME POSITION Application Deadline: Monday, March 4, 2019 The Manitoba Law Foundation is a non-profit foundation that funds law and justice-related programs in: legal education; legal research; law reform; legal aid services; and development and maintenance of law libraries. The Foundation’s revenue is primarily from the interest on funds held … Continue reading We’re hiring a Summer Student!

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Board Approves Grant Applications for 2019/2020 Totaling over $1.2 Million

The Manitoba Law Foundation’s Board of Directors met in early December to consider applications received in the most recent granting cycle.  The Board had determined at their September 2018 meeting to set aside up to $1.4 million for discretionary granting, including offering an increase of 15% to current recipients of core funding grants. The Board … Continue reading Board Approves Grant Applications for 2019/2020 Totaling over $1.2 Million

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Report on Law Foundation Granting (July 2018)

The Manitoba Law Foundation’s Board of Directors recently met to allocate and approve the Foundation’s statutory and discretionary grants for the 2018/2019 fiscal year. The Legal Profession Act provides in s.90(1) that the Foundation allocate specific portions of interest on lawyers’ trust accounts received in the previous fiscal year to The Legal Aid Society of … Continue reading Report on Law Foundation Granting (July 2018)

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Marking National Volunteer Week (April 2018)

As I write this, it is National Volunteer Week in Canada. According to Volunteer Canada’s website: National Volunteer Week (NVW) is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers…. Volunteering is often seen as a selfless act; a person gives their time, skills, experience, and passion to help others, without expecting anything in … Continue reading Marking National Volunteer Week (April 2018)