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LEAF partners with fashion brand Madame Premier to raise funds for women’s equality

LEAF partners with fashion brand Madame Premier to raise funds for women’s equality

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is pleased to announce its collaboration with Madame Premier, a woman-owned and operated small business rooted in…

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Please join LEAF Edmonton for its 35th Persons Day Breakfast – this year over Zoom

Please join LEAF Edmonton for its 35th Persons Day Breakfast – this year over Zoom

About this Event Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Val Napoleon. In her talk entitled “Contested Legal Personalities: Indigenous Women”, she will explore how…

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LEAF & West Coast LEAF submit arguments to the Supreme Court to ensure that child support orders centre women and children’s substantive equality 

LEAF & West Coast LEAF submit arguments to the Supreme Court to ensure that child support orders centre women and children’s substantive equality 

On August 10, 2020, LEAF and West Coast LEAF filed written arguments, also called a factum, in the case of Colucci v. Colucci at the Supreme Court of Canada.   In our factum, LEAF and…

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LEAF, DAWN, and ARCH Intervene in R v Slatter to Advocate for Substantive Equality Rights for Women Labelled with Intellectual Disabilities

On July 27, 2020, a coalition of leading equality organizations: LEAF, DisAbled Women’s Network Canada (“DAWN”), and ARCH Disability Law Centre (“ARCH”) delivered their written…

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Image of the Ontario Court of Appeal, with the words Decision Released and R v Sharma overlaid on top

LEAF and the Asper Centre welcome the Ontario Court of Appeal’s Decision in R. v. Sharma

July 27, 2020  A majority of the Ontario Court of Appeal has struck down Criminal Code provisions which made conditional sentences unavailable for certain offences. The ruling comes in response to…

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