Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) has been named one of the best places to work in the Toronto area by Greater Toronto’s Top Employers 2022. This is the 11th year that Blakes has received this honour.
“We are proud to see our investment in the success of our people and our continued efforts to promote well-being across the Firm reflected in this recognition,” said Mary Jackson, Chief Professional Resources Officer at Blakes. “Supporting each other professionally and personally are not only fundamental values at Blakes, but they are also key to maintaining our exceptional standard of client service.”
Since Blakes last won this award, the Firm has enhanced its commitment to the mental health of all its members, increasing coverage related to psychologists, psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, clinical counsellors and social workers from $3,000 to $5,000 per year. Blakes also launched Blakes Mindset to promote healthy working practices and reduce unnecessary sources of stress over the long term. As part of this initiative, Blakes became the first Canadian-based law firm to sign on to the Mindful Business Charter.
Two new affinity groups, EastAsian@Blakes and SouthAsian@Blakes, have expanded the Firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. Led by lawyers of Asian heritage, these groups promote a diverse and inclusive Firm and legal profession, in addition to fostering the career success of their members. They follow in a tradition of such networks at Blakes, including Black@Blakes, Pride@Blakes and Women@Blakes.
About Greater Toronto’s Top Employers
Greater Toronto’s Top Employers grades employers on a wide range of criteria, including work atmosphere, benefits, time off, training and development, and community involvement. The annual competition is organized by Mediacorp Canada Inc., the nation's largest publisher of employment periodicals.
At Blakes, we serve a diverse national and international client base. Our integrated network of offices provides clients with access to the Firm's full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law.
Thanks to our clients, Blakes continues to receive awards and top rankings in 2021. For the seventh time and sixth consecutive year, Blakes was named the leading law firm brand in the Thomson Reuters Canada Law Firm Brand Index (formerly, Acritas Canadian Law Firm Brand Index). We also received the most top-tier rankings by practice area of any Canadian law firm for the fifth consecutive year in Chambers Canada: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business.