The Legal Leaders for Diversity Trust Fund / La Fiducie des dirigeants juridiques pour la diversité
As legal leaders in Canada, it is our duty to strive to generate positive advancements in our businesses, institutions and communities. With this conviction, we have established, through the generosity of general counsels and managing partners from law firms across Canada, the Legal Leaders for Diversity Trust Fund (the Fund), which aims to promote diversity and equal access to legal education in Canadian law faculties.
We firmly believe that equality of opportunity and diversity are key to our society’s prosperity and begin with access to education. We wish to foster inclusion within the Canadian legal community and ensure the long-term success of the organizations and communities in which we do business.
In its fourth year, the Fund will be granting eight (8) scholarships of $3,000 to support students with physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairment who are studying in law faculties across Canada. The scholarship application instructions appear in the attached application form. Applications are due by February 19, 2018.
Through this Fund, we aspire to impact the lives of the beneficiaries in a significant way which will, in turn, allow them to enrich our legal community with their brilliance, determination and resilience.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Bombardier Inc.
Chairman of the Legal Leaders for Diversity Trust Fund