Lawyers For Literacy

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 ten 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 ten 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.

Event Information

Read – Volunteers spend quality one-on-one time helping children to read.

Raise Funds – Ask Friends, Family & Colleagues to sponsor you.

All donations are 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 at 204-926-2048.

West Broadway Youth Outreach
West Broadway Youth Outreach (WBYO)

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

How Can You Donate?

Online donations can be made by visiting Canada Helps and selecting “Lawyers for Literacy ” as the “Fund Your Donation Will Support”. WBYO will provide a charitable receipt for donations of $25.00 or more.