The Speaker’s Corner opinion piece piece on Sept. 15 (see “Choir of voices needed to tackle depression in legal profession and beyond”) included inaccurate information about the Member Assistance Program for lawyers and paralegals in Ontario, a confidential and comprehensive service offered by Homewood Human Solutions and sponsored by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
The Members Assistance Program includes peer-to-peer counselling offered by lawyers and paralegals who volunteer and are trained and supported by Homewood Human Solutions. This peer counselling is a vital component of the program. The Speaker’s Corner article is wrong in suggesting that this peer counselling is no longer supported and available.
Director of communications,
Law Society of Upper Canada