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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

September 17. 2020 | Equality Law, Featured, Media Releases, What's New

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

September 10. 2020 | Events, Featured, LEAF Edmonton, What's New

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 

August 12. 2020 | Children, Equality Law, Featured, Gender Discrimination, Media Releases, Socio-Economic Rights, What's New

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

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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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 | Criminal Law, Equality Law, Featured, Intersectional Feminism, LEAF Cases, Racism, What's New

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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New Project: National Abortion Access Framework

New Project: National Abortion Access Framework

July 07. 2020 | Access to Justice, Events, Featured, Reproductive Freedom, What's New

Following the update by LEAF Halifax of our resource on Nova Scotia’s abortion laws and policies, Access to Choice: The Legal Framework for Abortion Access…

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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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Resource: Interpretive Guide to the new Divorce Act 

Resource: Interpretive Guide to the new Divorce Act 

June 24. 2020 | Family Law, Featured, What's New

Changes to the federal Divorce Act were meant to come into effect in July 2020. In this document, former Member of LEAF’s Board of Directors Susan…

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LEAF submits brief on gendered impact of COVID-19 to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

LEAF submits brief on gendered impact of COVID-19 to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

June 22. 2020 | Equality Law, Featured, Socio-Economic Rights, What's New

On June 19, 2020, LEAF submitted a written brief to the  Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology discussing the need to work with and…

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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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