Community Citizenship

We are serious about corporate social responsibility

Community involvement is a key element of life at Stikeman Elliott

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.

Stikeman Elliott lawyers 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 will 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

Lawyers participate in a multi-faceted pro bono program, putting our legal expertise to work helping disadvantaged individuals and groups or advancing social justice causes. We contribute in many ways, such as 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.

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 – between 2008 and 2013, we reduced our environmental footprint by 13%.