The Advocates' Society met its goal of raising $75,000 for the New Faculty of Law at Lakehead University!
In 2012-2013, TAS Gives Back is supported the New Faculty of Law at Lakehead Univeristy. Lakehead University is scheduled to open the doors of its brand new law school in September 2013 - the first new law school in Ontario in 43 years. The Faculty of Law is committed to improving access to legal services in Northern Ontario and throughout rural Canada. This unique school will increase access to students from Northern Ontario, especially Aboriginal students, who want to practise law. The Lakehead Faculty of Law will focus on three main areas:
See below for information on the fundraising events that TAS Gives Back is holding to support this initiative!
In 2011, TAS Gives Back supported the Children's Hospital project in Ontario, by way of an existing innovative medical-legal partnership that relies upon lawyers — many of whom are our members — to address issues that can negatively affect the health of children.
This project has been developed by Pro Bono Law Ontario (PBLO), with whom our Society has fostered a lengthy and fruitful relationship. Originally launched in 2009 with the Hospital for Sick Children, the partnership already has served more than 1,000 children and their families, including
As the result of the growing demand for assistance, PBLO is now in the process of expanding this successful model to children's hospitals in other parts of the province. This is an ambitious undertaking, and this year our goal will be to raise the funds required to launch the expansion.
In 2010, the Society’s then-president, Marie Henein, announced a new initiative called “The Advocates’ Society Gives Back” and launched a campaign, in partnership with Frontiers Foundation, to raise funds to build a proper house for the Kemps, a family living in a ramshackle dwelling on Bow Lake Road in Lanark Highlands, an hour’s drive east of Ottawa.
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