Founder of Calgary Legal Guidance receives McKillop Award for Community Service

March 17, 2011 at 8:31 pm Leave a comment

Mary Lynn Dorsey, founder of Calgary Legal Guidance received the McKillop Award for Community Service for her energy to provide vulnerable Calgarians with access to justice. Dorsey has been specificaly acknowledged for her efforts to help homeless people who have their ID documents lost or stolen. ID document means a lot for a homeless person – without one he cannot claim social benefits, withdraw money from bank account or prove identity when stopped by police. Dorsey innitiated the Homeless Outreach Project to help the homeless, raise awareness and engage different public agencies.

Read more about how Calgary Legal Guidance helped homeless to get better access to justice and public services here

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Entry filed under: Access to Justice, Canada, Legal Empowerment.

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