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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

July 28. 2020 | Access to Justice, Criminal Law, Disability, Featured, Intersectional Feminism, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

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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R v. Sullivan and R v. Chan FAQ

June 29. 2020 | Criminal Law, Equality Law, Featured, LEAF Cases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

See our FAQ, answering important questions raised in this appeal. For plain text version, click here. LEAF also partnered with the Woman Abuse Council of…

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Materials from ‘Cybermisogyny During Times of COVID-19 and Beyond!’

June 22. 2020 | Cybermisogyny, Events, Featured, Hate Speech, Violence Against Women, What's New

Thank you to everyone that attended our event on June 17th – Cybermisogyny During Times of COVID-19 and Beyond! We had 550 people register for…

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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 appears before Standing Committee to discuss Bill C-5 on judicial education

LEAF appears before Standing Committee to discuss Bill C-5 on judicial education

March 27. 2020 | Equality Law, Featured, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

On March 12, 2020, LEAF Staff Lawyer Rosel Kim appeared before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights to speak about Bill C-5, An…

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Cynthia Khoo Announced as Researcher in LEAF’s Technology-Facilitated Violence (TFV) Project

Cynthia Khoo Announced as Researcher in LEAF’s Technology-Facilitated Violence (TFV) Project

February 07. 2020 | Cybermisogyny, Featured, Violence Against Women, What's New

We are pleased to announce that Cynthia Khoo will be working with LEAF as the Technology-Facilitated Violence (TFV) Researcher to support and inform our law…

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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 Intervenes in the Appeal of R v Sullivan and R v Chan

LEAF Intervenes in the Appeal of R v Sullivan and R v Chan

October 07. 2019 | Featured, Violence Against Women, What's New

On Tuesday, October 8 and Wednesday October 9, 2019, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) will appear before the Ontario Court of Appeal to…

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