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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Environmental Committment

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

DD West recognizes the significance of having a workplace that reflects the strength and diversity of the communities and clients we serve. We recognize the importance of and are committed to the furtherance diversity and inclusion, and are engaging in meaningful and impactful actions that celebrate equity and the diversity of our people and cultural environment.

If you belong to one of the below designated groups, we encourage you to self-declare when applying to DD West:

  • Women
  • Indigenous Peoples
    • Any person who is a member of a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit. Includes status, treaty, registered, and non-registered people.
  • Member of the 2SLGBTQ+ Community
    • Any person who intensifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, Two-Spirit, or any additional sexual orientation or gender identity not listed here.
  • Persons living with a disability
    • Any person who lives with a long-term or recurring physical, mental, psychiatric, sensory, or learning impairment which may limit certain kinds of activity or could be perceived as a limitation. These include visible and non-visible disabilities.
  • Persons belonging to a visible minority group
    • Any person belonging to a visible minority group in Canada, other than an Indigenous person, who is non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour, regardless of their place of birth.

To self-declare, simply state it on your cover letter/resume.

Our environmental committment:

At DD West, we recognize the significance of environmental stewardship in the workplace. We consider our environmental impact with each decision we make. Just as we are always looking to create opportunities for our clients, we are also creating new ways to reduce our corporate carbon footprint.  

We believe the importance of environmental stewardship is to remain positive and remember that every little bit helps. We understand the global challenges of environmental stewardship, so we apply our philosophies of determination, perseverance, and long-term vision to achieve best results in all areas of our practice, including our daily operations. Our bottom line is that we are committed to incorporating best practices for environmental sustainability for years to come.  

DD West is proudly recognized as a progressive law firm. Since our establishment, our partners’ vision has been to adopt a practice known as the “Automated Law Practice”, also referred to as Law 2.0. Using these principles, most communication is conveyed using electronic methods and legal documents are mainly produced electronically. All documents received by the firm are scanned and processed electronically. This not only reduces paper consumption and the fuel associated with generating paper, but also creates a substantial reduction in required storage space.

The firm has also adopted the Green Law Office Program by Canadian Bar Association’s guideline. We currently have a few procedures in place that follow these principles:

1. Reducing electricity and energy

Office lights are turned off at the end of each day.  Conference room lights are only used during meetings.  

During the day, we reduce indoor lighting by relying on natural light where possible for health benefits and to help sustain the many beautiful plants we have thriving throughout the office.

2. Recycling office supplies

The firm uses recycle bins throughout the office and has instructional signage to ensure accurate sorting of waste. The firm participates in a recycling program for paper products, cans, bottles and used printer toner cartridges to not contribute to growing landfills.

In addition, the firm has used the services of local recycling organizations to donate used computers, printers, and other electronic equipment for repurposing within the community.

We also use cloths for cleaning and use natural cleansers whenever possible. We repurpose old supplies and furniture whenever we can and donate any materials we cannot repurpose to local charities.

3. Public means of transport and working from home

Many of our employees use public transit, carpool, walk, or bike to work.

We provide our team with the independence and resources to work from home when needed. This helps reduce the carbon footprint by reducing harmful emissions into the environment and the necessary space required to run our successful firm.

What Make Us Unique

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Great Results

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Passionate People

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