We believe in giving back to the communities in which we work and live.
Our staff and lawyers have always been active in our communities: sitting on boards, coaching sports teams, spearheading fundraising efforts, mentoring youth and volunteering time with charitable organizations. Through our Corporate Responsibility Committee, we embody this community-minded spirit at a firm level, recognizing that with our combined efforts we can have a truly significant impact.
Community Support and Investment
We are committed to supporting organizations that improve people’s lives – through education, improvement of health outcomes and community development. This spirit of community engagement is fostered by investing not only in organizations, but in relationships. This allows us to ensure that the firm’s contributions make a meaningful difference. That’s why our mantra is, “In this together.”
Here are some of the organizations we have supported:
- Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic
- Canadian Cancer Society
- Canadian Red Cross
- Daily Bread Food Bank
- Mount Sinai Foundation
- Pathways To Education Canada
- Right To Play Canada
- SickKids Foundation
- Michael’s Hospital Foundation
- United Way
Pro Bono Initiatives
At Cassels, we believe that we have a responsibility to assist disadvantaged and marginalized people, as well as the charitable organizations working on their behalf, in seeking legal services that could otherwise remain out of reach. Our associates and partners are encouraged to pursue worthwhile causes and donate their time and expertise to pro bono activities – and we are extremely proud of the passion, commitment and hard work demonstrated in their pro bono efforts.
Cassels was honoured at Pro Bono Ontario’s 2016 Awards Gala for its service to self-represented litigants through Law Help Ontario and its advocacy work for members of the College of Early Childhood Education.
Here are just some of the organizations and programs we have supported with pro bono legal services:
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada
- Classroom Champions
- Law Help Ontario
- RARE Theatre Company
- Special Olympics Canada