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LEAF’s Commitment for International Women’s Day, 2018

LEAF’s Commitment for International Women’s Day, 2018

March 07. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

On International Women’s Day, LEAF commits to continue the struggle for women’s substantive equality, started by a brave group of women protesting unfair wages and…

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The Supreme Court of Canada grants LEAF leave to intervene in R. v. Jarvis

The Supreme Court of Canada grants LEAF leave to intervene in R. v. Jarvis

March 06. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, What's New

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) granted LEAF leave to intervene in the case of R. v. Jarvis. At issue in the case is whether a male high school teacher who used a camera pen to secretly film his female students’ cleavage committed the criminal offence of voyeurism, found in section 162(1) of the Criminal Code.

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LEAF Welcomes new Legal Director, Shaun O’Brien

LEAF Welcomes new Legal Director, Shaun O’Brien

February 27. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) would like to warmly welcome and congratulate Shaun O’Brien on her appointment as LEAF’s new Legal Director….

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The IAAW and LEAF Recommend Significant Changes to Alberta’s Justice System in light of the Treatment of “Angela Cardinal” in R. v. Blanchard

The IAAW and LEAF Recommend Significant Changes to Alberta’s Justice System in light of the Treatment of “Angela Cardinal” in R. v. Blanchard

February 23. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

The Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) and the Women’s Legal Education Action Fund (LEAF) Recommend Significant Changes to Alberta’s Justice System in…

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LEAF applies for leave to intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada in R v Jarvis

LEAF applies for leave to intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada in R v Jarvis

February 13. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, What's New

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, LEAF filed a motion to seek leave to intervene before the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in the case of…

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LEAF and Avalon offer a feminist analysis of the Court of Appeal’s decision in R. v. Al-Rawi

LEAF and Avalon offer a feminist analysis of the Court of Appeal’s decision in R. v. Al-Rawi

January 31. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

Today, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal released its decision in the Crown’s appeal of the acquittal of Bassam Al-Rawi on a charge of sexually assaulting a female passenger in his taxi. The Court of Appeal has allowed the Crown’s appeal, quashed the acquittal, and ordered a new trial. 

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Fund Development & Communications Coordinator Opportunity

Fund Development & Communications Coordinator Opportunity

January 18. 2018 | Employment, Featured, What's New

We are seeking a highly organized Fund Development and Communications Coordinator to join the LEAF team on a full-time, one-year contract position with the possibility of extension.

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The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) Recognizes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) Recognizes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada

December 05. 2017 | Featured, Violence Against Women, What's New

On December 6, 2017, LEAF recognizes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Today offers an important reminder to…

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Watch Sandra Shamas performance at the 2017 Persons Day Gala

Watch Sandra Shamas performance at the 2017 Persons Day Gala

December 05. 2017 | Featured, LEAF National, What's New

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LEAF Supports the Law Society’s Statement of Principles Requirement

LEAF Supports the Law Society’s Statement of Principles Requirement

December 01. 2017 | Featured, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) supports the Law Society’s Statement of Principles requirement, which obliges licensees to acknowledge their obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion.

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