Law firm hosting Kicks & Cocktails for health-care providers

May 17 event in Barrie will feature self-defence class, cocktail reception in support of the Compassionate Justice Fund

Oatley Vigmond, an award-winning personal injury law firm in Ontario, is hosting a special event on May 17, 2023 between 6 and 9 pm called Kicks & Cocktails at Liberty North located at 100 Caplan Ave., in Barrie.

It will feature a self-defence class for local health-care providers and lawyers, followed by a cocktail reception. The goal of the event is to raise awareness and funds for the Compassionate Justice Fund, in collaboration with the Ontario Brain Injury Association that provides much-needed financial support and resources for individuals with brain injuries who are marginalized and vulnerable.

The self-defence class will be led by a certified instructor and is open to all health-care providers and lawyers in the area who wish to learn self-defence and support a worthy cause. It will teach participants basic survival techniques to protect themselves against a potential attack. The class will also highlight the importance of self-care and empowerment for health-care providers who work in stressful and demanding environments.

The cocktail reception following the self-defence seminar will feature an insightful presentation by Dr. Charlene Kalia, who will share more about the Compassionate Justice Fund and how it helps people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury through means of violence, abuse, intimate partner violence, and those who have experienced unstable housing or homelessness.

Launched in 2021, the Compassionate Justice Fund bridges a critical gap in funding for support and rehabilitation services for people with traumatic brain injuries.

“Oatley Vigmond is proud annual sponsor of the Compassionate Justice Fund and its ongoing mission is to help those with brain injuries who do not have access to needed rehabilitation or support services. Along with our annual commitment of $2,500, we will match all donations made at the Kick & Cocktails event up to $1,500. Through our work we see the devastating impact a traumatic brain injury can have on a client and their family. Our goal is to help ensure those in our community and beyond suffering from a traumatic brain injury receive the support, care and rehabilitation services they require and deserve to live their lives with dignity,” said Liane Brown, Oatley Vigmond.

To register for the event or to make a donation, please visit or call 705-726-9021.


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