Blakes sponsors Bay Street's annual rock 'n' roll benefit concert put on by CANFAR (Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research), which is the only agency in Canada dedicated to privately funding HIV/AIDS research.
Bay Street Hoops
Since 1994, Blakes lawyers and law students have been participating in Bay Street Hoops, which helps raise funds for various charities focused on children.
BC Children’s Hospital
Blakes is an annual sponsor of the BC Children’s Hospital Crystal Ball. Since 2017, proceeds from the gala having been focused on transforming mental health care.
Becel Ride for Heart
Each year, a Blakes team participates in this event to help raise money for the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
Blakes is a long-time contributor to the Women’s Emergency Shelter, which provides refuge and ongoing support for women and children suffering from domestic abuse.
Blakes donates annually to the Sporting Life 10K Law Challenge, which raises money for Camp Oochigeas, a camp for kids with and affected by childhood cancer.
Heatwave and Icewave Volleyball Tournaments
Our summer and articling students participate in volleyball tournaments in support of SickKids Foundation, which raises money for children’s cancer research.
Law Challenge Blood Drive
Each year, our summer law students volunteer to donate blood in order to help Canadian Blood Services.
Lawyers Feed the Hungry
For two evenings every summer, Blakes summer students serve meals to those in need at the Law Society of Ontario’s cafeteria. This important year-round program provides more than 60,000 meals a year.
Moorelands Community Centre
We lend support through our participation in the Bay Street Volleyball tournament.
Pro Bono Going Public
Blakes lawyers provide free legal advice in the streets of Vancouver to raise awareness and funds for the pro bono programs. The free legal advice-a-thon helps facilitate access to justice for low- and modest-income individuals who may otherwise have limited access to traditional free-legal-advice clinics.
The Arthritis Society (Ontario Division)
Blakes is a long-time sponsor of the All-In for Arthritis Poker Gala and Rock the Joint events, which help raise funds for ground-breaking work in diagnosis, treatment and the search for a cure.