Media Releases

LEAF will continue our fight for substantive equality amid COVID-19 impacts

LEAF will continue our fight for substantive equality amid COVID-19 impacts

April 01. 2020 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

  We have closed the LEAF National Office and our team is now working remotely. We will continue our work to advance the substantive rights…

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LEAF-DAWN-ARCH coalition seeks leave to intervene in R v Slatter to advance substantive equality rights for women labelled with intellectual disabilities

LEAF-DAWN-ARCH coalition seeks leave to intervene in R v Slatter to advance substantive equality rights for women labelled with intellectual disabilities

March 31. 2020 | Access to Justice, Disability, Featured, Media Releases, Sexual Assault, What's New

  On Monday, March 30, 2020, LEAF, DisAbled Women’s Network Canada (“DAWN”), and ARCH Disability Law Centre (“ARCH”) filed a joint application seeking leave to…

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LEAF urges Benchers to speak out against motions that undermine the important role of equality-seeking organizations in helping the LSO protect the public interest

LEAF urges Benchers to speak out against motions that undermine the important role of equality-seeking organizations in helping the LSO protect the public interest

February 26. 2020 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

On February 27, 2020, Benchers of the Law Society of Ontario (members of the Board of Directors of the LSO) will consider two motions: one…

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LEAF Statement on the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre

LEAF Statement on the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre

December 06. 2019 | Featured, Media Releases, Violence Against Women, What's New

On December 6, 2019, LEAF commemorates the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada, which marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre when 14 women…

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LEAF Submits Factum in Fraser v Canada (Attorney General) to Advocate for Pension Equality

LEAF Submits Factum in Fraser v Canada (Attorney General) to Advocate for Pension Equality

November 25. 2019 | Employment, Featured, Media Releases, What's New

On Friday, November 22, 2019, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) filed its intervener factum with the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in…

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LEAF Announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors

LEAF Announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors

November 01. 2019 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

LEAF is proud to announce its 2019-2020 Board of Directors. The LEAF Board has 11 current members, with three new members joining in September 2019:…

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LEAF urges Toronto Public Library to reconsider event featuring Meghan Murphy

LEAF urges Toronto Public Library to reconsider event featuring Meghan Murphy

October 22. 2019 | Events, Featured, Hate Speech, Media Releases, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is troubled by the decision of the Toronto Public Library (the “TPL”) to rent one of its…

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LEAF’s Persons Day Gala 2019 to Celebrate Feminism at Work

LEAF’s Persons Day Gala 2019 to Celebrate Feminism at Work

October 10. 2019 | Events, Featured, LEAF National, Media Releases, What's New

October 10, 2019 Toronto – The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) annual Persons Day Gala is our largest and most important event. The…

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LEAF profoundly disappointed by the repeal of the Statement of Principles requirement for Ontario lawyers and paralegals

September 12. 2019 | Featured, Media Releases, Racism, What's New

LEAF is profoundly disappointed by the outcome of the Law Society of Ontario (“LSO”) Convocation that took place on September 11, 2019, where a majority…

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LEAF pleased Ontario court recognizes the serious nature of harm to women caused by hate speech in R v Sears

LEAF pleased Ontario court recognizes the serious nature of harm to women caused by hate speech in R v Sears

August 29. 2019 | Featured, Hate Speech, Media Releases, What's New

  LEAF applauds an Ontario court’s sentencing decisions in the case of James Sears and LeRoy St. Germaine. Sears and St. Germaine, who were editor…

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