LEAF Board congratulates Legal Director Dr. Kim Stanton for appointment to Federal Advisory Council on Gender-based Violence

The Board of Directors of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) would like to extend our congratulations to Dr. Kim Stanton, Legal Director of LEAF, for her recent appointment to a new Federal Advisory Council. The council is tasked with supporting the development of the Government of Canada’s Federal Strategy Against Gender-based Violence.

About the Advisory Council

The Advisory Council will serve as a forum to exchange views, promising practices and research on issues related to gender-based violence. The members of the Advisory Council come from a broad range of sectors and areas of expertise, including prevention, LGBTQ2S issues, engaging men and boys, cyber-violence, sexual violence, violence against people with disabilities, violence against Indigenous women and girls, and the criminal justice system.

About Dr. Kim Stanton, Legal Director, LEAF

Dr. Kim Stanton is a Canadian lawyer and feminist advocate. Her legal practice has focused on constitutional and Aboriginal law; her academic work has focused on truth commissions and public inquiries.  Kim is the Legal Director of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF).

About the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)

Since April 17, 1985, when equality rights were enshrined in sections 15 and 28 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, LEAF has worked toward equality for women and girls. LEAF intervenes in key cases to ensure that when courts interpret equality rights, there will be a systemic improvement in women’s lives. For more information about LEAF, please visit leaf.ca.

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Michelle Bullas |Board Chair | Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund | michelle@leaf.ca | 416-595-7170

Diane O’Reggio | Executive Director | Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund | d.oreggio@leaf.ca | 416-595-7170