LAO offering grants for organizations helping Black youth facing suspension & expulsion hearings

Published: October 19, 2016

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is offering a one-time grant of $200,000 for two organizations to provide services to Black students facing suspension or expulsion hearings.

Community organizations in Ontario that work primarily with Black students and/or their families are invited to apply for these grants worth $100,000 each. The funds must be used for projects that:

  • focus on helping Black students who are in conflict with the education system
  • provide either direct legal representation, advocacy, public legal education and community outreach

LAO is providing these funds because recent reports suggest that this is an area of high need, and LAO is interested in embedding services in communities.

How to apply

Please complete the application form and send it to LAO by November 14, 2016.

Two successful applicants will be announced by the week of January 2, 2017.

For more information