‘Tis (almost) the season, which means it’s time, once again, for our ‘Socks For Santa’ holiday campaign!!
This holiday season, TLABC’s Public Affairs Committee (PAC) will again be collecting new or gently used, clean socks to give to the First United Downtown Eastside Shelter.
The shelter provides 60 beds each night– space for 40 men and 20 women. This is one of the largest and busiest shelters in Vancouver. Each day they provide their clients with foot baths/foot care, as well as provide them with a clean pair of dry socks. Keeping your feet warm, dry and protected can be quite challenging in this rainy city, and the shelter often runs out of socks and supplies.
Please help out by participating in one of the following ways:
1) Send or drop off your new or gently used socks to:
1111 – 1100 Melville St.
Vancouver, BC V6E 4A6
2) Bring your socks to the Fairmont Waterfront for the Medical Legal seminar, the AGM or the Holiday Bash at the Stanley Park Pavilion on Friday, December 1st, 2017!
3) Make a pledge towards the purchase of socks for the shelter.
To make a pledge, or for more info please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the TLABC office:
604-682-5343 / (toll-free: 1 888-558-5222)
#TLABCCares is dedicated to keeping our less-fortunate safe and dry this holiday season!
It’s that time of year again!
The Retweet is a fun way to connect our members and community, and encourage collaboration, inspiration and discussion. This year, the Retweet will compliment our new initiative – Wellness In the Workplace – and we would encourage you to consider how wellness plays a role in both your personal and professional life. As we support and inspire each other, we fuel the fires of success.
Post or send your favourite links, websites, quotes, tips or photos… anything that inspires you as a professional and as a woman.
There are 3 easy ways to participate…
- Follow us on Twitter @tla_bc, Facebook (TLABC) & (TLABC Women), and on Instagram (tlabc)
- Use the hashtag #TLABC_women or tag us in your posts that inspire you as a woman & a professional!
- Send us your favourite posts, images, articles, photos or quotes and we will include them in our posts. Please email email@example.com
This fall, we will be talking about Mental Health in our 154th issue of the Verdict and teamed with this, we are launching a Wellness in the Workplace initiative at TLABC. We will begin this new initiative, by asking you… our members and our readers… How do you get your health on?
With the fall issue of the Verdict, we hope to provide some insight into how some of our TLABC members and staff are answering this question. Travel, theatre, un-anticipated illness and injury are all circumstances that have inspired some of our TLABC members and staff to think about their health (physical and mental) and wellness a little bit more critically. We’d like to encourage you to do the same.
While health and wellness can often be seen as an inside job, we cannot underestimate the impact we have on one another.
We, at TLABC, want to encourage our members to live well, so that we can also work well. We want to create environments where wellness in the workplace is encouraged, and health (both physical and mental) can be made a priority.
Remember that at TLABC we are a team and:
T – ogether
A – chieves
M – ore
To get involved in this initiative, we encourage you to send us your photos, stories or favourite wellness posts and tag #TLABCwellness on Twitter and Instagram! Email firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter – @tla_bc for more information.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Success is not an action but a habit” – Aristotle.
Last weekend, we held our 11th annual Women Lawyers Retreat at Nita Lake Lodge, in Whistler. It was a wonderful weekend of inspiration, collaboration and learning.
Despite what some people might think, the challenges women face, (especially in business and in law,) have certainly not disappeared… and it’s crucial that while we acknowledge how far we’ve come, we also recognize what we can do to continue to progress and create change.
As we continue to move forward and support one another, let’s remember that healthy habits are the foundation of growth.
Here’s a Wellness Wednesday pick from our publisher, Julia Chalifoux, from the Centre For Women in Business…
Take care of yourselves!
Stop the glorification of busy.
With the holidays quickly approaching and the end of the year drawing near, we often find ourselves racing to get everything done. Suddenly in a flash, the day, week and month has ended and we find ourselves wondering where the time has gone, and what we have done. Sure, some of the ‘important’ stuff has been crossed of our to-do list, but what about the really important stuff. The phone calls to our aging parents, the casual coffee time with our friends or significant other, the unstructured play time with our kids. How much of this has been crossed off the list? This week we are encouraging you to slow down and to make some time for the really important stuff. Your parents, friends, significant other and kids will thank you.
Today, for Wellness Wednesday, we’re featuring a post we came across by Susan Fitzpatrick – President of the James S. McDonnell Foundation.
[MAKING PROGRESS BY SLOWING DOWN by Susan Fitzpatrick]
There was a stretch of time when I would spend a week or so each summer visiting some friends who were academic colleagues. Typically, our days were structured around generous amounts of “schmooze” time. First, there was the requisite two-hour breakfast at a quaint, hole-in-the-wall restaurant. These meetings were about more than sharing a meal; we covered a fair amount of ground over coffee, eggs, and whole-wheat toast. We hashed out serious questions related to our areas of scientific interests, argued over the changing politics of academic research, and strayed unflinchingly and irreverently into topics for which we have no particular claim to insight or expertise. (read the full article here)