Previous years’ grants awards are described in past annual reports available here.



Access to Justice and Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia — $104,000
Access to justice research and reform, review of provincial laws & recommendations for improvement, modernization and reform

Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre — $40,606
Justice Matters for Women – Rural Outreach in Antigonish and Guysborough Counties – a rural outreach program providing law-related information and support for women and adolescent girls in rural counties and the Strait area

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre — $36,528
Prevention, Intervention, and Awareness (PIA) Program – legal information and education, professional training workshops, support services and policy development aimed at improving the criminal justice process for victims of sexual violence

Concilio Prison Ministry — $36,000
St. Luke’s Renewal Centre – for inmates at Springhill Institution and their families an innovative approach to re-integration of long-term offenders into the community as productive citizens, addressing issues of barriers to justice

Coverdale Courtwork Services — $48,000
Information and support for women in the criminal court process; counseling and support at parole hearings & prerelease planning; life skills programs to prevent recidivism

Dalhousie Legal Aid — $79,990
Pro bono legal services for marginalized populations; community development and law reform; an educational experience for 3rd year law students

East Coast Environmental Association — $52,000
Collaboration among students, academics & practitioners; responds to environmental law inquiries from individuals, community groups and non-profit organizations; reviews existing and proposed environmental legislation and policies; delivers environmental law education

Elizabeth Fry Cape Breton — $82,310
Support for women in prison; programs & services for women charged with offences or at risk in the community; law reform & community education

Elizabeth Fry Mainland — $57,600
Support Services for vulnerable, criminalized women and girls help women charged with offences or at risk in the community; law reform & community education

EPIC Society — $40,000
After school programs for youth in conflict with the law & support for parents; reduces recidivism amongst at-risk youth; outreach to marginalized youth in rural areas of Cape Breton

Halifax Refugee Clinic — $116,000
A pro bono legal clinic to assist financially eligible refugee claimants before the Immigration & Refugee Board & in related matters

King’s County Seniors’ Safety Program — $16,000
A program to provide legal, safety & security information on an individual and group basis to seniors in King’s County

Leave Out Violence (LOVE) — $12,000
Youth who have experienced violence are trained to become educators about the root causes, effects & alternatives to violent behaviour

Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) — $137,600
Programs providing Nova Scotians with access to legal information & resources to enable them to answer their questions about the law and begin to address their legal issues

Mainline Needle Exchange — $29,260
A legal education program to reduce recidivism; help for drug users and service providers in court & correctional institutions

Pro Bono Students Association — $10,800
Law students volunteer their time to provide legal services to public interest community organizations

Stepping Stone — $38,400
Court support & assistance for current or former sex trade workers; workshops for sex trade workers and the legal community; community education