CBA Wellness Award of Excellence

  • December 07, 2017

Dana Schindelka with Kerry SimmonsDana Schindelka is the winner of this year’s  CBA Wellness Award of Excellence. The award recognizes and celebrates one person involved in lawyers’ assistance who has displayed, in an exemplary manner, the qualities of knowledge, compassion and dedication to making the lives of lawyers better and more fulfilling.

Dana has been a CBA member since 1996. Originally from Saskatchewan, he was the Director of that province’s Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers for several years.

He became a member of the Alberta Lawyers Assistance Society’s Board in 2005, and became chair of the board in 2011. In 2006 he received the CBA Alberta Branch Volunteer Recognition award, in part due to his contributions to wellness programs.

In 2007, he co-authored a report identifying the need for peer support for Alberta lawyers, which became what is now a well-established program.

He became a member of the CBA Wellness Board in 2010, and was its Chair from 2014-2016. As a writer, he has contributed to SLAW on behalf of CBA Wellness and to other CBA publications on wellness issues.

Dana has been lauded for his legal talents and his significant contribution to the development of his firm’s work in Calgary. Throughout his demanding career he has consistently delivered, and tried to live, the message of the importance of the health and wellness.

Photo: CBA Wellness Award of Excellence winner Dana Schindelka with CBA President Kerry Simmons.