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Supreme Court of Canada grants LEAF & West Coast LEAF leave to intervene in Colucci v. Colucci to ensure that child support orders centre women and children’s substantive equality

Supreme Court of Canada grants LEAF & West Coast LEAF leave to intervene in Colucci v. Colucci to ensure that child support orders centre women and children’s substantive equality

June 12. 2020 | Access to Justice, Children, Equality Law, Family Law, Featured, Gender Discrimination, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Socio-Economic Rights, What's New

On June 8, 2020, LEAF and West Coast LEAF were granted leave to intervene in Colucci v. Colucci at the Supreme Court of Canada. LEAF…

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LEAF reflects on the recent decision of the Court of Appeal for Ontario in R. v. Sullivan and R. v. Chan with a disappointing outcome for women and children

June 04. 2020 | Criminal Law, Equality Law, Featured, Intersectional Feminism, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women

Yesterday, the Court of Appeal for Ontario (the “Court”) released its decision in R. v. Sullivan and R. v. Chan. In separate concurring judgments, the…

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LEAF statement in solidarity with Regis Korchinski-Paquet and her family 

LEAF statement in solidarity with Regis Korchinski-Paquet and her family 

June 03. 2020 | Anti-Black Racism, Equality Law, Featured, Intersectional Feminism, Media Releases, Racism, Violence Against Women, What's New

LEAF mourns the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, an Afro-Indigenous woman who died after the police were called to assist when she was in distress. Like so many around the world, we are also mourning…

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Supreme Court of Canada grants LEAF-DAWN-ARCH coalition leave to intervene in R v Slatter to advance substantive equality rights for women labelled with intellectual disabilities 

Supreme Court of Canada grants LEAF-DAWN-ARCH coalition leave to intervene in R v Slatter to advance substantive equality rights for women labelled with intellectual disabilities 

May 29. 2020 | Access to Justice, Disability, Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

On May 19, 2020, the coalition consisting of LEAF, DisAbled Women’s Network Canada (“DAWN”) and ARCH Disability Law Centre (“ARCH”) was granted leave to intervene in R v Slatter to appear before the Supreme…

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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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