Community Citizenship

Progressive and involved community citizens

Our people drive community involvement initiatives

We are proud to live and work in Calgary. Community volunteerism is a key element of life at Stikeman Elliott and a sense of social engagement is deeply ingrained in the Calgary office. In fact, more than 90% of respondents to our most recent internal corporate citizenship survey indicated that our support of not-for-profit organizations in Calgary is either “extremely important” or “very important”. Initiatives such as our popular Philanthropy Week and SEeing is Believing volunteer matching program have resulted in an incredible response from lawyers, staff and students throughout the office. 

To learn more about our efforts, visit our 2019 Corporate Citizenship Report.

All firm members are encouraged to engage in our communities at the grassroots level 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 instance, when you donate your time or money to a cause or charitable organization, we will make a matching financial contribution in recognition of your efforts.

An active pro bono program

Students and lawyers in Calgary participate in a multi-faceted pro bono program that puts our legal expertise to work helping disadvantaged individuals and groups, or advancing social justice causes.

Stikeman Elliott contributes by acting as pro bono counsel to a wide variety of organizations, advising unrepresented litigants in small claims court, volunteering in legal clinics for women and immigrants and sitting on the boards of charities and not-for-profit organizations. We have also advised a number of organizations on their governance structures, including reviewing and drafting bylaws.

Serious about our green initiatives

A commitment to environmental sustainability is not a recent trend for us. Over the years, we have made real changes to the way we do business in order to reduce our environmental impact. Since 2008, we have reduced our environmental footprint by 13%, and each year we challenge ourselves to improve on our previous benchmarks.