November 07, 2014
Take Our Kids to Work™ Day is an annual national program developed through The Learning Partnership in which Grade 9 (or equivalent) students are hosted by parents, relatives, neighbours and volunteers at their workplaces. Torys is proud to participate in this program every year. On November 5, the firm hosted 40 Grade 9 students from various GTA schools as part of the program.
Throughout the day, parents and hosts were invited to participate in events, with the opportunity to provide job shadowing for their respective students. Students learned about the wide range of positions at a law firm, what the daily life of a lawyer is like—information students were then able to use to create their own law firm in a small group exercise. The day also featured one of our pro bono clients, who imparted to students the value of community involvement and volunteerism.
We thank all those who were able to join us and look forward to next year's event!