Women’s equality rights in Canada are not achieved only through court action. Education, through both formal and informal methods, is just as important to build knowledge among women, girls and others, about substantive equality rights as they apply to everyday life.
The LEAF education programs educate and empower both young women and men by teaching them about sexual rights, responsibilities, and the meaning of consent in law, so that they are less likely to become victims – or perpetrators. This is achieved through the dynamic workshops that discuss Supreme Court of Canada cases involving equality rights, and challenge commonly held stereotypes about women. The programs also analyze real life scenarios to prepare youth for workplace equality issues they may encounter including: sexual harassment and discrimination, gendered wage gap, the need to respect and embrace
diversity and the role of the legal system in enforcing certain workplace behaviour. Most of our public education is delivered at the community level by passionate and skilled branch volunteers supported by the national education program committee.
LEAF’s most current educational programs and materials have been organized into four key themes. Each includes an equality analysis by LEAF about key facts under the law related to that theme. Within each theme there are topics of interest for particular audiences. Materials on four key themes can be explored below.
Many LEAF branches across Canada have active education and outreach programs. The volunteers of a LEAF branch nearest you can provide more information about potential activities in your community. Find your closest branch or affiliate by navigating to the main menu, “Branches” section and learn more about local activities.
To learn more about LEAF Speakers Bureau please visit this page.
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