As we have been blessed, we make local and international community service an integral part of our firm culture. Our short term goals involve exceeding our client’s expectations. Our long term goals involve attempting to leave this world slightly better than we found it.
International Child Care (“ICC”): We are very involved with ICC. ICC’s mandate is to provide food and health care to deprived Haitian children. The ICC Ottawa Chapter’s primary fund raiser is a Haitian themed boat cruise where guests are invited to support ICC, while enjoying Haitian music, food and culture.
Canado-Haitian Lawyers Association (“CHLA”): The CHLA was founded in response to the January 12th 2010 earthquake in Haiti. As a Canadian born Haitian lawyer, who happened to be present in Haiti during the earthquake, I was particularly touched by this incident. I am a director and founding member of the CHLA. Our mandate involves assisting the Haitian government in implementing anti-corruption measures, and helping rebuild the Haitian legal system, working cooperatively with the Haitian government.
Portobello South Community Development Association (“PSCDA”): In 2007 a major builder tabled a housing development project which was felt would negatively affect the landscape of the Portobello South Community (neighborhoods of Avalon and Notting Hill) in Orleans. Several meetings were held where, as a resident of the said neighborhood, I was particularly vocal. An association was formed, and I was unanimously appointed as president. Our Association was able to persuade the builder to positively revise its project. I have since resigned as president, and am now a director of the association. With the excellent leadership of Pierre Letendre, the PSCDA has flourished in the recent past, and primarily focuses on unifying our neighborhood by organizing pleasurable community events.