November 23, 2009
Law Times

The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council has recognized a Toronto lawyer for his contributions to mentoring new immigrants.

Michael Schafler, a partner at Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, was the only lawyer to receive the special achievement award. “Michael Schafler undoubtedly deserves the mentoring partnership’s special achievement award this year,” said Elizabeth McIsaac, executive director of the immigrant employment council.

“He offers his valuable insight and guidance to help skilled immigrants navigate the local job market and find meaningful employment that matches their qualifications.”

According to the council, Schafler was instrumental in his firm’s decision to join the mentorship program as a corporate partner. FMC is now looking into expanding its participation to another five offices across Canada.

“I feel privileged to be recognized for doing something that is so close to my heart,” said Schafler. “Together with my wonderful colleagues at Fraser Milner Casgrain, I look forward to mentoring many more newcomers so they can achieve their professional goals in Canada.”


Reference: Law Times