At Blakes, we understand that our words and actions directly affect our social and physical environment. We also understand that if we work together as a team, we can make a difference within our community as well as our organization. For these reasons, Blakes has been at the forefront of numerous initiatives that support positive change, improve the lives of those in need, and open communication in the workplace on important issues. From pro bono work and community involvement to equity and diversity, women's initiatives, and environmental awareness, Blakes believes in giving back and leading forward.

Community
Supporting thriving and caring communities is important to Blakes. It begins with respect and care for those who work at the Firm. Blakes lawyers and staff support more than 135 charitable organizations, community agencies and volunteer boards through donations of time and money. read more

Environmental Excellence
How do you reduce your impact on the environment? It's a question that no doubt has been asked countless times by many people and organizations throughout the world. At Blakes, we take this question seriously. read more

Equity & Diversity
Blakes is committed to providing legal services with a workplace environment rich in perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. Diversity strengthens the Firm, making it more effective in competing in an international marketplace and representing our multinational client base. read more

Pro Bono
Blakes plays a leading role in promoting the delivery of pro bono legal services in Canada and encourages associates and partners to pursue worthwhile causes. The Firm was among the first national law firms in Canada to adopt a formal policy that treats time spent on pro bono legal services as equivalent to billable hours. read more

Women at Blakes
In 2007, Blakes launched a Women's Network to formalize and enhance the networking opportunities for our women lawyers, both within and outside the Firm. Our Women’s Network focuses on improving business development opportunities for women and the professional development and recruitment of women, as well as strengthening the relationships between women in the Firm across different practice areas and offices. read more