As a leading Ontario law firm, Torkin Manes respects and encourages diversity and inclusion at our firm and in the community. We believe in retaining the best and brightest legal minds at our firm, regardless of gender, race, nationality, ethnic origin, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, gender identity or disability.

We are proud to be a member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN), a group of Canadian law firms who have agreed to work together to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion in our firms and the broader legal profession, and we are signatory to the LFDIN Statement of Principles.

Torkin Manes is an Employer Partner with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). The CCDI is a made-in-Canada solution designed to help employers, diversity and inclusion/human rights/equity, and human resources practitioners effectively address the full picture of diversity, equity and inclusion within the workplace.

Justicia Project

Torkin Manes was one of the principal firms involved in the Law Society of Ontario’s Justicia Project, designed to foster the retention and advancement of women lawyers in private practice. Torkin Manes remains committed to the goals of this project with an internal Justicia Committee that continues to promote the advancement and retention of women within the firm.

Torkin Manes/WLAO Trailblazer Award

Torkin Manes and the Women's Law Association of Ontario (WLAO) established the annual Trailblazer Award to recognize a female law student for her leadership role in business and the law. This award is given to a student that best exemplifies the qualities of effective business leadership, innovatively applied know-how, and potential for growth.