Corporate Social Responsibility

Singleton Reynolds prides itself in being a leader in corporate social responsibility. We take the welfare of our communities seriously and, at both a corporate and individual level, we encourage diversity, charity, mentorship, civic dedication and neighbourhood support.

Community Support

Singleton Reynolds encourages all of our team members to make positive impacts in their neighbourhoods through outreach and involvement in national and local groups. Our lawyers and staff are involved in a variety of community-oriented organizations and in less formal pursuits, such as coaching in community and school sports and participating in educational activities.

Over the years, our team has been board members, chairs, directors and volunteers at the following (and many more) organizations:

  • The Child and Family Research Institute at Children’s Hospital
  • Greater Vancouver Community Services Society
  • The Cultch Arts and Cultural Hub
  • Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver
  • Arts Umbrella Education Centre
  • YVR Art Foundation
  • Dunbar Community Centre Association
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Turning Point Recovery Society
  • Community Youth Tennis Foundation
  • Dying with Dignity Canada
  • Stroke Recovery Association of British Columbia

Pro Bono Program

Pro bono legal work significantly benefits the local community and it is also rewarding to the lawyers who engage in it, as they are able to pursue a personal passion and gain experience. Singleton Reynolds and its lawyers are committed to access to justice and provide pro bono services to individual clients and through Access Pro Bono, a society that promotes access to quality legal services for those of limited means. Our pro bono program encourages our staff to use their expertise to further worthy causes. We also act as supervising lawyers in University of British Columbia’s Law Students’ Legal Advice Program.

As well as providing pro bono teaching to the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law, Stanford University Law School, and the University of Melbourne. Singleton Reynolds has provided pro bono work to the following organizations:

Charitable Work

Singleton Reynolds team members are committed to helping charities improve the lives of others. Just a few of the charities we’ve been regularly involved with are highlighted below. 

  • Habitat for Humanity: We are actively involved in the Greater Toronto Area Habitat for Humanity. Singleton Reynolds organizes teams to participate in Habitat Build Days and one of our partners sits on the Board of Directors. 
  • Lipstick Brigade: Singleton Reynolds hosts an annual women’s charity event where our guests generously donate toiletries for women’s shelters on Vancouver’s downtown east side through a charity called the Lipstick Brigade, an initiative started by one of our partners and her late mother.
  • Childhood Cancer Family Support and Athletics 4 Kids: For over 20 years Singleton Reynolds has hosted a golf tournament to raise funds for two children’s charities: Childhood Cancer Family Support (formerly British Columbia Childhood Cancer Parents’ Association) and Athletics 4 Kids.  With the help of our clients and friends, we’ve raised over $100,000.
  • Arts Umbrella: Singleton Reynolds has been a supporter of the Arts Umbrella organization on Granville Island for the past 20 years and continues to act as its legal counsel and strategic advisor on a number of initiatives.
  • Canadian Bar Association Benevolent Society: Singleton Reynolds’ lawyers founded and continue to chair the annual Battle of the Bar Bands. Over the past 19 years, this event has raised over $2 million for the CBA Benevolent Society.

Diversity and Inclusion 

Singleton Reynolds is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and diversity in the workplace and in the communities we serve. As a testament to that commitment, we have partnered with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. Our shared mission is to help prevent prejudice and discrimination, and to generate awareness, dialogue and action to recognize diversity as an asset. At Singleton Reynolds, over 70% of our team are women and their contributions and achievements are instrumental to our success every day.

Fellowship and Mentoring

To demonstrate our commitment to legal education, we will provide a Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia first-year student with $14,000 and the opportunity to get a head start on litigation experience, as well as contribute to an academic project for publication. Learn more and apply here.

At Singleton Reynolds we are investing in the future through a strong student mentorship program. For more information on our student program, click here.

Singleton Reynolds lawyers are also active participants in the CBA mentorship program, mentoring Peter A. Allard law students through the early parts of their careers.