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Justice Partnership and Innovation Program (JPIP) 

Value

$500,000 - $1,000,000

Description

The Justice Partnership and Innovation Program (JPIP) is launching an anticipatory call for proposals that seeks to fill gaps in legal services and supports for racialized communities in Canada.

Budget 2021 announced $21.5 Million in funding to support the provision of culturally appropriate legal information and resources and to pilot legal advice services for racialized communities across Canada.

Eligible Applicants

Funding is available to support a limited number of pilot projects with organizations currently providing legal supports and services to racialized communities (including community-based organizations and legal clinics).

Eligible Expenses

  • Public Legal Education and Information (PLEI) Projects: Up to a maximum of $500,000
  • Legal Advice and Supports Pilot Projects: Up to a maximum of $750,000
  • PLEI and Legal Advice (both funding components): Up to a maximum of $1,000,000

Eligible activities include:

  • Salary funding for an on-staff lawyer and/or engaging a roster of lawyers to provide free independent legal advice
  • Support workers/navigators to offer additional supports for individuals (support at meetings with lawyers, providing referrals to other services, help with forms/documentation, etc.)

Deadline Date

  Your completed application must be received by the Department of Justice no later than January 10, 2022. Funding is available up to March 31, 2026.
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