PhilosophyIn a word: Kindness
Maggie feels blessed to be part of a workplace that embodies things she holds dear, such as respect, fairness, mental health and above all, kindness. For the first time in her long working career, she feels safe and proud to be working with such a remarkable group of lawyers and staff who are making a difference in this world.
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” (Aesop, The Lion and the Mouse)
Office and Administrative Studies: Ryerson University
An interesting tidbit
Maggie has never climbed any literal mountains in her life. The defining moment in her life began when she was 29 years old and experienced mental illness. She was diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety/panic disorder and agoraphobia. She currently stands on the summit of the enormous mountain she had to climb, with hands outstretched to others. By sharing her story she has helped others realize that they are not alone or “crazy”and made their climbs a little bit easier than her own.
Maggie grew up in Toronto’s Polish community on Roncesvalles and was immersed in it through her teen years – she was a natural at playing the accordion from 9 years old and was part of a Polish folk dance group. Although the accordion is long gone, Maggie’s love of music continues today, as she teaches herself to play the piano, and frequents music festivals and concerts with her family. She has a special affinity for musicians who have been around forever but could soon be only a memory.
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Words by Tino