"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own" ~ Cesar Chavez
Gastown and the adjacent Downtown Eastside are the home of Miller Titerle's head office, our lawyers practice law across Canada, and we all live in an interconnected world. We are proud of the work we do in each of these communities. Here are some examples of that work:
Ahp Cii Uk
Ahp-Cii-Uk in the Nuu-Chah-Nulth language means "going the right way". We were asked to assist representatives from Nuu-Chah-Nulth communities, industry and government create an entity that would bring this expression into practice. The result was the Ahp-Cii-Uk Society, which has a mandate to affect positive community change and build capacity through consensus. We continue to assist Ahp-Cii-Uk as it does valuable work for the communities of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth people.
Association of B.C. Forest Professionals
Since 2005, Rob has assisted the Association of B.C. Forest Professionals in its annual training session for member forest professionals and professionals in training. Rob has been a faculty member lecturing on the relationship between forestry regulation, Aboriginal rights and title, and forest professional's ethical obligations. Our lawyers have also helped prepare the course materials in this area for the Association.
BC Social Venture Partners
BCSVP is a network of business people pioneering a "Venture Philanthropy" model of giving to drive community solutions with a unique combination of time and money. Through this organization, Chris has assisted Odd Squad Society, EMBERS as well as the Fast Track to Employment Society in fulfilling their important missions.
Building Opportunities with Business Inner-City Society (BOB)
Chris currently serves as Co-Chair of this non-profit organization that is championing an inclusive revitalization process for the inner-city. BOB is a connector, a resource and a facilitator working to strengthen Vancouver's inner-city's community capacity, identify and build on untapped business opportunities, improve employment opportunities, and increase investment in the inner-city.
Carrier Sekani Tribal Council
Rob participated as a speaker in an online conference organized by the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council and the University of Toronto that was designed to increase aboriginal communities' understanding of, and participation in, carbon markets.
Rob is a past vice-president and current member of the Hooplaw Society, an organization that raises funds from the legal community each year to help disadvantaged youth, primarily by organizing a law firm basketball tournament. Groups that the Hooplaw Society has supported with the money it raises include Kenneth Gordon School (a school for children with specific learning disabilities), Camp Moomba (a camp for children whose lives have been adversely affected by HIV), and Night Hoops (an after-school basketball league for at-risk youth).
Odd Squad Society
The Odd Squad Society is a society located in the downtown eastside with a mandate to educate youth about the risks of illegal drug use. We helped the Odd Squad society achieve registered charitable status, which will assist in its future fundraising efforts.
Takla-Stuart Watershed Nations
We assisted a group of First Nations in the Takla and Stuart watersheds advocate for change to provincial policies related to forest carbon that were developed without appropriate consultation with impacted First Nations communities. The hope is that, over time, provincial policy will facilitate the involvement of First Nations in carbon offset-generating forestry projects that are consistent with First Nations' goals of stewardship, sustainability and economic development.