Women’s rights activists and advocates worked hard during the pre-Charter constitutional negotiations to gain broad equality rights provisions in the 1982 Charter of Rights and Freedoms. When those provisions came into effect on April 17, 1985, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund opened its doors to ensure that they would be given real meaning by the courts.Read More
Since 1985, LEAF has intervened in dozens of cases that have advanced equality in Canada.Learn More
The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is celebrating its 30th anniversary. LEAF was founded April 17, the day the equality law provisions of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into effect, with the goal of achieving and defending equality rights for women and girls. LEAF’s first case was a successful challenge to a law that prevented women from keeping their own names after marriage. Since then LEAF has participated in many cases to protect the equality rights guaranteed by the Charter.Read More
The Older Women’s Network and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund will join forces in commemorating Equality Day and LEAF’s 30th Anniversary.
Please come out to the OWN Housing Co-op, 115 Esplanade, Toronto, ON, M5E 1Y7 on April 17, 2015 to celebrate with us!Read More
We are pleased to announce that LEAF Ottawa’s 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and appointment of the new Executive Committee will take place Tuesday March 31st from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP, 50 O’Connor St #1500, Ottawa ON .Read More