Brain Injury Awareness Month

In Canada, June is Brian Injury Awareness Month, a time dedicated to increasing public understanding of brain injuries, their impacts and the importance of prevention and support. This awareness initiative is crucial for shining a spotlight on the challenges faced by the over 1.5 million Canadians with brain injury, their caregivers and their families.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

OTLA takes pride in representing victims of negligence in Ontario. When advocating for our clients, we ensure that the mental health component of their claims is not overlooked. Often long after the physical impact of an accident or negligence heals, the psychological effects continue and can be profoundly life-changing – not only for the victims themselves as they journey on the road to recovery, but for their families as well. Through regular CLE programs, OTLA offers education to its membership on how to understand and communicate their clients’ psychological experiences, and how to access and quantify the needed support and treatment that they require as a result. 

Standing United Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia: OTLA promotes Equality & Acceptance

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. On this day, and everyday, OTLA reaffirms its unwavering commitment to advocating for the rights and dignity of LGBTQIA2S+ individuals. Today, we stand beside all those around the world who face discrimination, violence and prejudice simply because of who they are or who they love.

May is Bike Safety Awareness Month

Spring, the season of blooming flowers, chirping birds and cyclists eager to enjoy the sun and the open road. In honour of Bike Safety Awareness Month, let’s foster mutual awareness on the road to improve safety for everyone.

Balancing Act: Employment and Equity Law, Diversity, and Inclusion

In today’s rapidly evolving employment landscape, the importance of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) cannot be overstated. These principles are not merely buzzwords but essential concepts to consider when building, maintaining, or enacting practices within a company. These components can benefit the success and sustainability across all industries, including law firms. 

Celebrating Holi: Understanding the Significance of the Hindu Festival of Colors

Holi, known as the Festival of Colors, is one of the most vibrant and joyous celebrations in Hindu culture. Holi marks the arrival of spring and like many other Hindu celebrations, signifies the triumph of good over evil, making it a time of renewal, love and unity.