Title

Two New Projects Support Innovative, Youth-Led Tech Solutions to Justice Problems

Document Type

Media Mention

Publication Date

2-21-2017

Description

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce that the Winkler Institute at Osgoode Hall Law School and Ryerson University’s Legal Innovation Zone have each received a grant to examine the roles technology and innovation can play to improve access to justice for young people.

The Foundation has a long history of supporting organizations that teach children and youth about the legal system and their legal rights. These one-time grants will create opportunities for the Foundation, tech experts and entrepreneurs, Foundation grantees, justice sector partners, and youth to work together to enhance access to justice in Ontario.

“Together, these projects will give the Foundation insight into how technology can be harnessed to help young people facing legal problems,” explains Linda Rothstein, the Foundation’s Board Chair. “The projects will enable youth to explore creative solutions while allowing them to create tangible prototypes that use technology to improve access to justice.”