10th Annual Lawyers For Literacy
In Support of West Broadway Youth Outreach

Please be advised this event has been postponed.

Lawyers for Literacy is an annual event carried out in partnership between The Law Society of Manitoba and West Broadway Youth Outreach Inc. (WBYO).

For the past nine years, The Law Society has supported the West Broadway Youth Outreach organization (WBYO) in a program to promote literacy skills and to raise money for their great work in the community. Amazingly, Lawyers for Literacy has raised over $100,000 in the past nine years, with over 500 lawyers participating in reading to the WBYO kids. There are many children who struggle every day to understand information written at even a basic level. Many kids do not have an adult at home who reads to them or encourages them to read by sharing with them the joy of reading. So it seems to be a natural and easy fit for lawyers to adopt and support WBYO by raising some money and/or donating some time.

Fundraising Event Details

When: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Drop-in Schedule 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Mulvey School, 750 Wolseley Ave
* Pizza Lunch Served *


  1. Read – Spend quality one-on-one time helping children to read.
  2. Raise Funds – Ask Friends, Family & Colleagues to sponsor you.

All donations will be used to help WBYO provide free recreational, educational and life skills programs to children and youth from the West Broadway neighborhood.

For more information contact Debbie Rossol at drossol@lawsoclety or by phone at204-926-2048.

How Can You Help?

You can volunteer to read for an hour or more on March 14, 2020, to children who actually line up for a turn to read.
You can sponsor one of your colleagues to read, or you can simply make a donation.

How Can You Donate?

Monetary donations can be made by cash, cheque or online donation. WBYO will provide a charitable receipt for donations of $25.00 or more.

Online donations can be made by visiting Canada Helps and selecting “Lawyers for Literacy ” as the “Fund Your Donation Will Support”.

West Broadway Youth Outreach (WBYO)

West Broadway Youth Outreach

WBYO is a recreational life skills program for children who live in the West Broadway area. Children range in age from 4 to 12, as well as junior volunteers, mentors and role models aged 13 to 17 years old. They provide 28 structured programs after school and evenings year-round. All activities are free. For more information visit

Donate Items

Start the new year off by recycling. WBYO welcomes donations of books, children’s clothing, juice boxes for after school snacks, games, toys, and musical instruments … pretty much anything you can think of that would be of interest to a child.