Funded Projects and Initiatives

(See Events for Events and Programs sponsored by the OBA Foundation)

The OBA Foundation receives many requests for funding for variety of projects and initiatives. 

Read more about some of our past fundraising initiatives.  If you would like to donate or have ideas regarding future fundraising initiatives, please visit the Donate page or email any of the trustees using the links on the Trustees page.

Annually and Ongoing

One-time Projects and Previous Initiatives

  • Innocence Canada (formerly AIDWYC) – funding for training regarding police questioning of Aboriginal and other vulnerable suspects
  • St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School – funding for sessions to educate ESL students on Canadian law and legal supports available
  • Funding for research study by professors from the University of Guelph regarding how Court decisions regarding the Charter of Rights have affected police policy and behavior (project ongoing). The study of the first police organization has been published in the edited book “Policy Change, Courts, and the Canadian Constitution” (University of Toronto Press) https://utorontopress.com/ca/policy-change-courts-and-the-canadian-constitution-2.”
  • School Boards in the Regions of Halton and Peel – funding for a joint project to promote conflict resolution in secondary schools
  • Assumption College Mooting Team – Sponsorship of participation in international mooting competition
  • Collaborative Justice Program – Sponsorship of attendance at conference in Banff, and funding for a video on restorative justice
  • Ontario Justice Education Network – funding for the Responsive Innovation Fund
  • Windsor Courthouse  – Sponsorship of exhibit: “Magistrates to Justices: The History of the Ontario Court of Justice at Windsor Essex since 1858
  • Teen Legal Helpline sponsorship
  • Former sponsor of the Ontario Bar Association’s Law Day
  • Funded joint project with the Addiction Research Foundation explaining the legal and practical implications of drug use to pupils in secondary schools in the Brampton area
  • Sponsorship of AIDWYC (now Innocence Canada) conference