On April 9th, 2019, Level will be hosting our second annual #FacingResistanceTO fundraiser, focused on Uncovering Systemic Bias in the Justice System. Level is excited to announce our sponsors for this event. Thank you to Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, WeirFoulds LLP, Torys LLP and Enbridge for your generous support for the second year in a row! With your assistance, we are able to continue disrupting prejudice, building empathy and advancing human rights.
As one of Canada’s top business law firms, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) provides exceptional legal services to leading businesses in Canada and around the world.
Blakes focuses on building long-term relationships with clients, and does so by staying true to their Guiding Principles and providing unparalleled client service and the highest standard of legal advice, always informed by the business context.
About WeirFoulds LLP:
For over 150 years, the lawyers of WeirFoulds have been proud to serve their clients in their most difficult and complex matters. WeirFoulds is the firm of choice for discerning clients in its four broad areas of practice: (1) Litigation; (2) Corporate; (3) Property; and (4) Government Law. Within these core areas, as well as key sub-specialties, the firm addresses highly sophisticated legal challenges. WeirFoulds has acted in some of Canada's most significant mandates and has represented clients in many landmark cases. Reflecting the firm's focus, WeirFoulds’ lawyers are consistently recognized as leaders in their chosen areas of practice and in the profession at large.
About Torys LLP:
Torys LLP is a respected international business law firm with a reputation for quality, innovation and teamwork. Torys’ experience, collaborative practice style, and the insight and imagination brought to their work have made them the leading choice for large and complex transactions as well as for general matters in which strategic advice is key.
Enbridge is a North American leader in delivering energy. They exist to fuel people's quality of life, and have done so for nearly 70 years. Enbridge operates the world's longest crude oil and liquids transportation system. They are also a North American leader in the transportation, processing and storage of natural gas.
Enbridge is Canada's largest natural gas distribution provider, with about 3.7 million retail customers in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and New York State. Enbridge has interests in about 1,750 MW of net renewable generation capacity, based on projects in operation or under construction.
Facing Resistance: Uncovering Systemic Bias in the Justice System is a fundraising event hosted by Level. This event will feature a keynote address by The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin. Ms. McLachlin is the former Chief Justice of Canada, the first woman to hold that position. Her first novel, Full Disclosure, was an instant national bestseller, and she is currently working on her memoir. Ms. McLachlin will lead us through a discussion on systemic bias in the justice system, and share her experiences and insights on the way forward developed through her 17 years presiding on Canada's highest court.
We will also be joined by Equity and Inclusion Learning Coach and Harvard graduate Sheliza Jamal. Sheliza will lead us through an interactive presentation and training session on Unconscious Bias, while providing tools and tips for professionals seeking to overcome biases and develop a more responsive practice. Sheliza brings with her over a decade of experience teaching, training and developing programs aimed at addressing inequitable outcomes for underserved communities. She often uses theatre-based techniques to develop a sense of embodied empathy and engages participants in a dialogue about oppression.
Limited tickets available. Register now: http://bit.ly/FacingResistance2019
This event contains 3 EDI professionalism hours.
*Cover photo by Kenya-Jade Pinto for Level.