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LEAF Remembers Murdered Women—And Commits to Working for Change

LEAF Remembers Murdered Women—And Commits to Working for Change

December 06. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

On December 6, 2018, LEAF joins feminists across Canada in remembering 14 women who were murdered in Montreal 29 years ago. Today, 67 percent of…

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LEAF National is hiring!

LEAF National is hiring!

December 04. 2018 | Employment, Featured, What's New

Finance and Human Resources Manager. The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is a national non-profit organization with a longstanding history dedicated to advancing…

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence: #HearMeToo

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence: #HearMeToo

November 28. 2018 | Events, Featured, What's New

November 25, 2018, marked the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. These 16 Days are a time to galvanize action to…

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LEAF Testifies Before Standing Committee in Review of Divorce Act

LEAF Testifies Before Standing Committee in Review of Divorce Act

November 26. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

On November 21, 2018, LEAF Executive Director & General Counsel Shaun O’Brien testified before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights regarding Bill C-78,…

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LEAF and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic  Support Senator’s Proposed Amendment to Sexual Assault Legislation

LEAF and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic Support Senator’s Proposed Amendment to Sexual Assault Legislation

November 22. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

On November 14, 2018, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould supporting Senator Kim Pate’s proposed amendment to Bill C-51.

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LEAF Files Factum in  Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada et al. v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

LEAF Files Factum in Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada et al. v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

November 13. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, Reproductive Freedom, What's New

On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) filed its factum with the Ontario Court of Appeal in Christian Medical…

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Grateful thanks to retiring Board Chair Lise Gotell

Grateful thanks to retiring Board Chair Lise Gotell

October 31. 2018 | Featured, What's New

Lise Gotell has resigned from her current position as Chair of LEAF’s Board of Directors, effective October 31, 2018.  She has given sterling service to…

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LEAF Welcomes Shaun O’Brien as Executive Director and General Counsel

LEAF Welcomes Shaun O’Brien as Executive Director and General Counsel

October 22. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is delighted to announce the appointment of Shaun O’Brien to the position of Executive Director & General Counsel….

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LEAF Granted Leave to Intervene in  Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada et al. v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

LEAF Granted Leave to Intervene in Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada et al. v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

October 18. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) has been granted leave to appeal before the Ontario Court of Appeal in Christian Medical and Dental…

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LEAF to Appear Before the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Gagnon

LEAF to Appear Before the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Gagnon

October 15. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, What's New

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) will appear before the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) to intervene in…

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