MK Disability Lawyers Featured in Two Recent Articles

12 Days of Giving

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the many groups affected by it, MK Disability Lawyers wanted to do their part to contribute to the community and support in any way possible. This year, MK Disability Lawyers launched a 12 days of giving campaign and chose twelve charities and organizations to feature and give thanks for all the support they provide for marginalized communities. These organizations were handpicked by the lawyers from the firm and align strongly with the MK values.

The first charity MK Disability Lawyers LLP chose to feature was the Out of the Cold Foundation. This is an interfaith program that provides food, shelter, and warm clothing for marginalized peoples in our community. You can learn more about Out of the Cold from their website; https://outofthecold.org/

The second organization featured in MK’s 12 Days of Giving campaign was the Canadian Environmental Law Association. CELA works to protect human health in our environment by seeking justice and working to change policies to prevent these problems in the first place. More information can be found here; https://cela.ca/

The third organization was Action CIND, a charity dedicated to advancing the recognition, empathy, treatment and support services for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND). Their website is https://actioncind.org/

MK Disability Lawyers also featured and donated to the Markham Stouffville Hospital Women’s Health Program. The program works to support women’s health by providing therapies to improve quality of life. You can learn more at https://www.oakvalleyhealth.ca/clinics-departments/mental-health/womens-wellness-services-markham-stouffville-hospital

On the fifth day of giving, Wounded Warriors Canada -a national mental health service provider for Canada’s Veterans, First Responders and their families- was featured for the campaign. Their website is https://woundedwarriors.ca/

High Notes Avante is a registered charitable association that has a mission to inspire, give hope and connect those touched by mental illness through artistic expression. They were featured on the sixth day of giving and more information can be found at http://highnotesavante.ca/

The seventh charity we featured was The Stouffville FoodBank, a nonprofit organization that is 100% volunteer based. Their website is https://wsfoodbank.ca/

Yellow Brick House is a place for abused women and children, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week providing help and hope to women and children. MK Disability Lawyers donated to them for the eight day of giving. Find out more about their foundation at https://www.yellowbrickhouse.org/

On the ninth day of giving, we donated to Sistering. Sistering is a multi-service agency for at risk, socially isolated women and trans people in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed. The website for their organization is https://sistering.org/

The tenth day of giving was dedicated to Gerstein Crisis Centre- an organization established in Toronto in 1989 to provide community-based crisis support that reflects and recognizes the needs and wishes of people experiencing a mental health crisis. Find out more at https://gersteincentre.org/

Rainbow Railroad was the eleventh organization we contributed to for our campaign. Rainbow railroad is a global not-for profit organization that helps LGTBQI+ people facing persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identitiy and sex characteristics. Their website is https://www.rainbowrailroad.org/

The last charity featured for our campaign was Water First. Their programs focus on building strong partnerships and creating lasting results in collaboration with Indigenous communities. More information can be found at https://waterfirst.ngo/