Firm Culture

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Work with great people

True comradery and collegiality are a tangible part of the Stikeman Elliott culture. Our commitment to teamwork extends beyond department or office, and staff members regularly collaborate with colleagues throughout the firm.

It’s more than just a job

A sense of fun is key to the Toronto office culture and there is a noticeable air of excitement around popular social events. Lawyers, students and staff come together throughout the year at events that appeal to a range of interests, such as holiday receptions, cultural celebrations, organized sports leagues, team-building challenges, and charity fund-raisers.

The well-being of our people is important and we are committed to providing health and wellness in the workplace. The firm is the proud recipient of “The Venngo Award of Excellence for Financial, Physical & Mental Wellness” at the 2019 Canadian HR Awards, a prestigious award recognizing Stikeman Elliott’s wellness programs. We encourage fitness through subsidized fitness memberships and organized group classes. We understand that health and wellness needs can be individual and are committed to providing resources and education on a diverse range of easily accessible topics anywhere from mental health to financial literacy.

Diversity and inclusion are real here

We have great respect for our people as individuals, which means that we actively engage and encourage their talents and interests.

What’s more, Stikeman Elliott supports diversity in all its forms. As a firm, we have established a number of priorities for diversity and inclusion initiatives. These include enhanced recruitment efforts, ongoing training and accountability at the leadership level, and barrier-free access to our offices for people with limited mobility. We are proud of our past recognitions as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers as well as one of the Best Employers for New Canadians, and we are focused on constantly refining and improving our efforts.