McMillan LLP and Level / Égaliser team up to host Aboriginal youth and lawyers in day of education and inspiration 

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March 23, 2016

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Attention Media: On-camera interviews with organizers and spokespeople are available.

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- On Tuesday, April 5, McMillan will welcome First Nations School students at their Toronto office as part of the national firm's involvement in Level's Dare to Dream program.

Students from Grade 7 and 8, will spend the day learning about McMillan, the Firm's operations and the practice of law. Students will get a glimpse into what it's like to be a lawyer while gaining exposure to a variety of other careers within a professional services firm. A group of volunteers, including lawyers and non-lawyers, will walk students through the different career paths to achieving such aspirations.

Nisha Rider McMillan's National Director of Human Resources and Inclusion & Diversity Committee Member and lawyers Jeff Rogers, Jason Annibale and Andrea St. Bernard will be present to take interviews. Brittany Twiss Executive Director of Level will also be available at the event.

We encourage you to arrange interview times beforehand, please contact Folasadé at the number below to set up a time.

Note: This advisory is subject to change without notice.

Event: McMillan Dare to Dream Program: An educational workshop for Aboriginal youth
Date: Tuesday April 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: 44th Floor of McMillan LLP, Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5J 2T3

Contact:
Folasadé Apanisile – McMillan LLP
Telephone: 416-865-7011
Email: folasade.apanisile@mcmillan.ca

About Dare to Dream
Dare to Dream, brings Aboriginal youth ages 11-14, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal lawyers and law students together, to take part in justice education and mentoring activities. The focus is to inspire and support Aboriginal youth to reach their potential – student-by-student – by providing them with mentorship and introducing them to law and law-related careers. Dare to Dream also provides Aboriginal law students with access to opportunities that give them the legal and business skills they need to succeed and to help their communities prosper.

About McMillan LLP
McMillan is a leading business law firm focused on serving clients across key industries in Canada, the United States and internationally. Using its collaborative approach to ensure clients receive the high quality expertise they need, McMillan offers pragmatic and solutions-oriented legal advice through its offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit www.mcmillan.ca.