Field Law Announces the Northwest Territories Award Winners of the 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program
Winners include charities focused on cancer peer support, anti-bullying seminars and youth science workshops
July 19, 2016
Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is pleased to announce the Northwest Territories winners of the 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program. The annual Program, which supports local community initiatives and projects, received a record number of 122 applications this year, 11 of which came from the Northwest Territories market. Field Law granted one grand prize award and two additional awards to initiatives in this community market, providing a total of $15,000 in funding to help launch or grow each local project.
In 2016, the Program distributed a total of $75,000 to community initiatives, with $15,000 to the Northwest Territories market, and $30,000 going to each of the Northern and Southern Alberta markets. The Program’s selection process for winners included a combination of online voting and deliberation by a local judging panel composed of Field Law representatives, clients and community members. Through the online voting period, the public is given the opportunity to support the ideas they believe to be the most deserving of funding. The votes indicate to panelists which projects resonate with the local community and are factored into their final decision-making.
“We are excited to be celebrating the fourth year of the Field Law Community Fund Program,” said Jack Williams, Partner at Field Law. “Community engagement is deeply valued at our firm, which is why we are pleased to support organizations that build a legacy of kindness and initiatives that strive to make a positive difference in this community.
Field Law congratulates the following prize winners of the 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program:
Living the Journey: Cancer Peer Support for the NWT ($6,000 grand prize recipient)
The NWT Breast Health/Breast Cancer Action Group provides cancer peer support in the Northwest Territories’ communities by offering peer support training to cancer survivors.
HackSpace NT ($4,500 recipient)
Western Arctic Moving Pictures (WAMP) offers a workshop series that gives youth the opportunity to gain practical experience in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields.
Be a Buddy Not a Bully ($4,500 recipient)
The Kamikaze Punishment Foundation developed the Be a Buddy Not a Bully seminars which promote healthy living and help youth the negative effects of bullying in the community.
Field Law’s preferred causes include (but are not exclusive to) those that support education, healthcare, at-risk youth, arts and culture, homelessness, community and sports, and women’s organizations. The Program launched in all three of Field Law’s offices in Alberta and the Northwest Territories in 2013 and is now an annual initiative. To learn more about the Community Fund Program, please visit www.fieldlawcommunityfund.com.
About Field Law
Field Law is a western and northern regional business law firm listed as one of the largest in Canada, with offices in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The firm is a proud, strong and independent multi-office regional firm with lawyers dedicated to professional excellence, client service and delivering value. More than 120 lawyers and 170 staff work together to provide a wide variety of legal services to businesses and institutions in corporate and commercial matters, litigation and dispute resolution, labour and employment, insurance, energy, intellectual property, occupational health and safety, privacy, professional regulatory and medical malpractice issues. Additionally, the firm provides private services to individuals including estate planning services and real estate transactions. As a member of SCG Legal, Field Law’s clients also gain access to a seamless national and global network of firms allowing members to navigate a complex and ever-changing legal landscape with local support.
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