Grant Funding

The Yukon Law Foundation usually holds two general grant meetings a year. Generally, one is held in April and one in September. An ad is placed in the Yukon News and Whitehorse Star newspapers prior to the deadline. The Foundation funds several law-related activities such as legal education, legal research, legal aid, law reform and maintenance of the law library. All interest earned on money from clients placed in lawyers’ trust accounts is paid by the banks to the Law Foundation. As a result, the amount of money that is available to the Foundation to pursue its objectives will vary from year to year.

There will be no spring granting session in 2017.  Funding Proposals will be accepted in the fall of 2017. A deadline will be posted later this year.

The Yukon Law Foundation is established under the Yukon Legal Profession Act and its objectives are to fund several law-related activities as listed below:

  • Legal Education;
  • Legal Research;
  • Legal Aid Services;
  • Law Reform; and,
  • Law Library Maintenance.

The attached application form and guide will assist you in the development of a grant proposal, should you be interested in applying for funding.

THE DEADLINE FOR GRANT PROPOSALS IS 3:00 P.M. ON THE CLOSING DATE. SIX HARD COPIES PLUS ORIGINAL ARE TO BE RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE OR YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED DURING THE CURRENT GRANTING SESSION. Please keep this in mind when sending your applications through the mail. An electronic copy by email is also appreciated.

The Law Society of Yukon has kindly agreed to accept hand-delivered items for the Law Foundation at their Whitehorse office. Please note that the Law Society's new address is
Suite 304 - 104 Elliott Street (Dakwakada Bldg). If, for convenience, you choose this option of delivery, it is recommended that you confirm in advance Law Society office hours to ensure your delivery is received prior to the Law Foundation deadline.

Download Grant Funding Application  

Download Grant Funding Application 
 

Grants Funded

16-01  Law Library Society of Yukon  Legal Research Database Subscriptions  $ 5,000.00
16-02  Yukon Status of Women Council   Court Watch Yukon in Rural Yukon Project   $10,000.00
15-01  Law Library Society of Yukon  Subscriptions  $10,000.00
15-02  Law Library Society of Yukon  New Books  $ 2,920.00
15-03  Northern Institute of Social Justice   Workshop on Indigenous Dispute Resolution   $ 1,723.40
14-01  Elizabeth Fry Society Yukon  Legal Workshop  $ 5,500.00
14-02  Law Library Society of Yukon  Law Source subscriptions  $ 9,888.00
14-03  Law Library Society of Yukon  Criminal Source database subscription  $ 4,537.00
14-04  Jennifer Cunningham  Prison Law Reform Project  $12,000.00 
14-05   Skookum Jim Friendship Centre  Family Support Outreach Project  $10,000.00
14-06  Law Library Society of Yukon  Textbooks  $ 3,593.00
       


 

Our Funding Programs

A fund for law-related activities such as education, legal research, legal aid, law reform and maintenance of the law library.
Application Deadline: Fall 2017
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A fund for scholarships that is made available for law or law related studies.
Application Deadline: August 31
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Financial assistance for Yukon articling students attending bar admission courses outside the territory.
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