: James C. Travers, Q.C. Recognized by Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

January 12, 2010

The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada recently recognized Stewart McKelvey’s James Travers, Q.C. for his long-standing commitment to the organization.

Mr. Travers was one of nine people from across the country to be acknowledged as a Builder of the Foundation which has, for the past 25 years, granted wishes to children suffering from high risk, life-threatening illnesses.

“Throughout his tenure Jim has contributed to Children’s Wish in many ways,” said Chris Kotsopoulos, CEO of the Children's Wish Foundation.  “In addition to his instrumental participation in policy development and governance reform, Jim has been a great source of strength and guidance at both the national and provincial levels.”

Jim has been Chair of the Prince Edward Island Chapter of the Foundation since 1989.  He also held the role of National Secretary from 1992 until this past June, when he stepped down from the National Board, and served a term as President of the Foundation from 1995-1997.

“We’re pleased that Jim has received this honour,” said Stewart McKelvey’s Chief Executive Officer, John Rogers, Q.C.  “His commitment, experience, attention to detail and common sense approach are all qualities he brings to the practice of law and we’re proud that he can so generously share them with the Children’s Wish Foundation.”

Jim, a Partner in the Charlottetown office, is also a Director of the Fathers of Confederation Building Trust and Director of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown.  He practices in the areas of Corporate/Commercial, Property and Real Estate Development, and Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency, and is the instructor for the Commercial and Corporate Law section of the Prince Edward Island Bar Admission Course.

Stewart McKelvey is one of Canada’s 20 largest law firms, with over 220 lawyers and 350 staff in six offices across the region.


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