Corporate responsibility in Canada

Pro bono services

For over a century, Gowling WLG has provided pro bono legal services in communities across Canada to those who need them most.

Our pro bono clients include charities, community organizations and individuals who are marginalized or disadvantaged, and without means to obtain legal counsel. Gowling WLG also performs legal services at no charge in support of organizations that advocate for the public good in matters of broad public concern.

Some of the organizations we've worked with on a pro bono basis include:


Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity (CCGSD): In partnership with the CCGSD, Gowling WLG is proud to support trans and non-binary individuals seeking to change their gender markers on identification documents.

Gowling WLG offices across Canada are providing pro bono services for trans & non-binary individuals who wish to have their gender designation forms and affidavits commissioned or notarized by a legal professional. 

For more information about this initiative, please visit the CCGSD website or contact the Gowling WLG gender marker pro bono team at

** NOTE: Gowling WLG will not be providing any comprehensive legal advice or services as part of this initiative. If you require legal advice or services, please contact a lawyer in your jurisdiction.

Making an impact in our communities

At every level of our organization and across every office around the world, our professionals and staff have a personal commitment to giving back to the communities in which they live and work.

It's why we've been recognized multiple times with the CIBC's 'Spirit of Leadership' Community Award, bestowed annually to partner organizations that demonstrate distinctive corporate giving and community spirit.

We regularly donate our time and resources to a wide variety of social, health, community and legal causes, including: