Our Culture

Students choose Osler not only for our leading reputation in business law and the quality of our student programs, but for our supportive and collegial working environment. At every level, across all offices, we take a collaborative approach to adding value to our clients at every turn. Our culture of inclusivity and mutual respect nurtures professional excellence through our diversity of backgrounds, styles and personalities. We are committed to supporting a diverse team, including the advancement of women, through firm-wide and community initiatives.


Dale Ponder Headshot

"At Osler, we’ve had a lengthy history of significant female leadership within our firm, including at the highest levels, and we hope and believe that this fact says something unique about both our culture and our values. We have long recognized that our business imperative must be to excel at developing and nurturing both our talent and our client relationships – legal excellence, mutual support and respect, and an affinity for collaboration are our hallmarks and our foundation for this. I am personally gratified to see the strong female role models within our firm and their deep personal commitment to supporting and helping our next generations of women thrive and succeed. And I am at least as gratified to see that all of us step up to contribute to this important goal, regardless of our gender or our seniority."

Dale Ponder, National Co-Chair

Shuli Rodal Headshot

"It is a firm priority that we continue to build a workplace based on a culture of respect and commitment to diversity and inclusion, not just in the makeup of our workforce but in the way that we work.  To provide our clients with the highest quality of advice and the highest level of service,  we must attract talented students, lawyers and staff with diverse viewpoints, experiences, characteristics and backgrounds, and ensure that we nurture that talent for long term success."

Shuli Rodal, Chair, Diversity Committee

"Osler’s ongoing presence has not only helped to de-mystify the corporate law career path, but has built confidence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students by personifying and celebrating the diversity of one of Canada’s leading legal employers."

Douglas Judson, Out On Bay Street Board of Directors