Community Citizenship

We are serious about corporate social responsibility

Community involvement is a key element of life at Stikeman Elliott

A sense of social responsibility is deeply ingrained at Stikeman Elliott. We are involved at both the firm and personal level in a wide variety of causes and organizations that reflect the passions and interests of our people.

We encourage all Stikeman Elliott lawyers to engage in their communities and to support charities and groups that matter to them personally. Tell us what issues and organizations are important to you and we’ll help you give back. For example, over the last few years, we participated in the Défi Canderel (a run through the streets of Montréal to raise money for local cancer research centres), Pedal for Kids (a team of up to 30 riders pedal on a Mighty Bike to raise funds for the Montréal Children’s Hospital), the CHU Ste-Justine Foundation Winter Triathlon, and the FitSpirit Run (a movement encouraging teenage girls to enjoy the benefits of getting active). Last year alone, we organized more than twenty jeans days at the office, raising tens of thousands of dollars to support many worthy causes, including FamiJeunes, PalliAmi, Moisson Montréal, MS Bike, and many more.

An active pro bono program

Our lawyers participate in a multi-faceted pro bono program, putting the firm’s legal expertise to work helping disadvantaged individuals and groups, or advancing social justice causes. We contribute in a wide variety of ways, such as sitting on the boards of charities and not-for-profit organizations and acting as pro bono counsel to a wide variety of organizations.

Leaders in green initiatives

Sustainability is not a recent trend for us. Over the years we have made real changes in order to reduce Stikeman Elliott’s environmental footprint. Our GoingGreen initiative has produced measurable results – reducing our environmental footprint by 13% since 2008. On a more pragmatic level, on top of double-sided printing throughout the office, the Montréal Associates Committee has also begun a paperless associate evaluations process, using technology to reduce paper usage.