Peacebuilders is incredibly grateful to our friends and family, along with numerous community partners and stakeholders, who supported our entry in the Lerners90 Charitable Giveaway. Your support, your votes, your shares, and all the work everyone put in led to an incredible result among over 250 submissions.

Peacebuilders has come in 5th place, which provides our schools programs with $7,500 to support our continued engagements and partnerships with Toronto schools!

Thank you as well to Lerners LLP for putting on such an inspiring event in support of charities across the province, placing a spotlight on incredible work of for-benefit organizations throughout Ontario.

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November 5th – Toronto, London – In May of this year, Lerners announced that in celebration of our 90th anniversary as a law firm, to honour those who have been integral to our success, we would be donating $90,000 to not-for-profit organizations and charities identified by our people and the community-at-large that impacted them in a meaningful way.

The response to our Giveaway was tremendous. In the initial phase, we received more than 250 inspiring submissions representing close to 90 charities. A panel of judges, comprised of lawyers, clients and staff members had the difficult task of narrowing these stories down to our Top 10 Finalists. We then invited the public to vote on which of 10 available donations of up to $30,000 would be made to our 10 Finalists, and received more than 12,000 votes. Here is how the $90,000 will be distributed:

  1. Parkdale Community Legal Services – $30,000
  2. Indwell – $20,000
  3. Days For Girls – $10,000
  4. PHSS (formerly Participation House Support Services) – $7500
  5. Peacebuilders International Canada – $7500
  6. Sunshine Foundation – $5000
  7. Kids Kicking Cancer – $5000
  8. Investing In Children – $2000
  9. Youth Opportunities Unlimited – $2000
  10. Craigwood Youth Services – $1000

“We started as a one-person shop in 1929, and over the course of 90 years, we’ve grown to become one of the largest firms in Southwestern Ontario. As we reflected on this significant milestone, we realized that we had to look beyond patting ourselves on the back with the typical gala or party. Without our clients, staff and friends, there would be no Lerners story; so, we decided we should give back by contributing to their stories,” said Graham Porter, Managing Partner. “We were astounded by the overwhelming and supportive reaction to the Giveaway, and humbled by the stories that we read. In addition to the more than 100 charities and organizations that we continue to support on an annual basis, we were grateful to learn more about so many other inspirational organizations in the communities we serve, dedicated to tirelessly supporting so many diverse needs. Every story we received is powerful in its own way, and we’re delighted to be able to give something back.”

To see videos from the 10 not-for-profit organizations and charities who will receive donations, or to read the more than 250 powerful and compelling story submissions, you can visit

About Lerners

Lerners LLP has grown to become one of Southwestern Ontario’s largest firms with offices in London, Toronto, Strathroy and Owen Sound. Ours is a history of 90 years of successful client service and representation and today we are more than 120 exceptionally skilled lawyers with abundant experience.