Alternative Justice Responses for Sexual Assault Survivors: Why are they needed and do they work?

On May 19, 2022, Farrah Khan, Marlihan Lopez, Alison Morrison, and Deseray Rich joined LEAF for a discussion on alternative justice mechanisms for sexual assault and sexual violence survivors, moderated by Reakash Walters. They discussed how survivors seeking justice experience the criminal legal system; what justice mechanisms exist as alternatives to the traditional criminal process; […]

Beyond the basic: The opportunities and risks of a basic income

What does a basic income program need to look like to ensure that it genuinely helps women and gender-diverse people? With “Beyond the Basic: The Opportunities and Risks of a Basic Income”, LEAF launched two new reports – “Basic Income, Gender & Disability” and “Basic Income & The Care Economy” – and explored what a […]

Was this house built for us? A conversation with former Parliamentarians

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LEAF’s 2021 Gala featured a panel of women formerly in politics. They discussed their experiences and challenges, including the expectation of being a public figure, the rise of online hatred and violence, and gender-based discrimination in politics. Our esteemed speakers included the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, and Celina Caesar-Chavannes. Robyn Doolittle moderated […]

Trans Inclusion in Feminism

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Trans Inclusion in Feminism was the fifth and final panel in LEAF’s Personhood Speaker Series. It took place on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 7pm to 8:30pm EST. ABOUT THE SPEAKER SERIES The Personhood Speaker Series created a space to discuss what makes a ‘person’ and whose voices need centering in conversations about gender equality […]

Gender Equality for Migrant Women and Gender-Diverse People in Canada

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Gender Equality for Migrant Women and Gender-Diverse People in Canada – Reflections from the Middle of the Pandemic was the fourth panel in LEAF’s Personhood Speaker Series. It took place on February 25, 2021. ABOUT THE SPEAKER SERIES The Personhood Speaker Series created a space to discuss what makes a ‘person’ and whose voices need […]

Toward Reproductive Justice and Reproductive Self-Determination

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Toward Reproductive Justice and Reproductive Self-Determination was the third panel in LEAF’s Personhood Speaker Series, and took place on January 25, 2021. About the Speaker Series The Personhood Speaker Series created a space to discuss what makes a ‘person’ and whose voices need centering in conversations about gender equality in 2020 and beyond. About the […]

Opportunities Moving Forward

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The third panel in the Gender Justice Now series explored opportunities and challenges for using law to advance gender justice in the current moment. The panel featured Fay Faraday, Raji Mangat, Megan Stephens, and Cee Strauss. You can see bios for our panelists below. A transcript of the webinar is available here. For more information […]

The Legal System and Justice for Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA Persons

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Our second panel in the Gender Justice Now series explored the uses and limitations of the colonial legal system for advancing equality for Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA persons. The panel featured Dr. Lynn Gehl, Beth Kotierk, Naiomi Metallic, Alana Robert, and Breanne Lavallée-Heckert. You can see bios for our panelists below. A transcript of […]

Intersectionality and Gender Justice

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Our first panel in the Gender Justice Now series explored the role and use of intersectionality in gender justice advocacy and work. The panel featured Grace Ajele (Calgary Legal Guidance), Jena McGill (University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law – Common Law Section), and Sarah Jama (Disability Justice Network of Ontario), with moderator Rosel Kim (LEAF […]

Re-imagining Accountability for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence: A Transformative Justice Perspective

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Re-imagining Accountability for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence: A Transformative Justice Perspective was the second panel in LEAF’s Personhood Speaker Series, and took place on November 30, 2020. This panel focused on the potential for transformative justice to address harms, particularly for survivors of gender-based and sexual violence. Transformative justice looks to collective community action, and […]