The New Peer Support Program for Manitoba’s Legal Profession
On World Mental Health Day, we are excited to announce the establishment of Law(yer) Strong, the new peer support organization for the legal profession in Manitoba.
A joint initiative of the Manitoba Bar Association and the Law Society of Manitoba, it reflects our recognition that a robust and independently operated peer support program is invaluable to the well-being of lawyers in Manitoba.
We are pleased to announce the inaugural board of directors for Law(yer) Strong who are:
- Maria Mitousis, Mitousis Lemieux Howard Law Corporation
- Gerri Wiebe, Wasyliw Wiebe Law Corporation
- Martin Minuk, MLT Aikins LLP
- Greg Evans, Evans Family Law Corporation; and
- Cyndi Kindret, Manitoba Blue Cross
The board of directors will be working to operationalize the new peer support resource in the coming year. Stay tuned for future updates on this resource!
The Law Society is committed to increasing awareness about the importance of mental health. Look for more resources in this month’s special edition of the Communiqué dedicated to Lawyer Well-being. Additional information on resources available through the Lawyer Health Wellness Program including, the Manitoba Blue Cross Employee Assistance Program, can also be found on our website here.