The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund(LEAF), invites you to demonstrate your commitment to equality for women and girls in Canada and attend our prestigious 28th Annual Persons Day Breakfast Gala on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto from 7:00 am until 9:00 am.
Support LEAF – the only national charitable organization that exists to ensure substantive equality for women and girls under Canadian law – and help to create positive and systemic change.


Network with a dynamic group of Canadian legal,
business, labour and academic professionals

This year’s event will feature the Honourable A. Anne McLellan – one of the most inspirational women in Canada. An accomplished legal academic, Officer of the Order of Canada and former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, Anne McLellan has had a distinguished career in federal politics and made a significant contribution to advancing women in political life.

Suhana Meharchand, Host of CBC News Now and a long-time community supporter will host the event.

Once again, LEAF will partner with the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) and host 100 female students for the breakfast and a day of workshops and seminars with legal groups and women in the legal profession.

We are aware this is a time of financial upheaval and apprehension everywhere, a time when many Canadian families have real concerns about their own well-being. At a time like this, your generosity and support of women and girls in Canada are particularly needed and appreciated.

Make a valuable investment in Canada’s future.

If you have any questions about the important work that LEAF has been doing for over 28 years please visit this page and to get a sense of how important and powerful this event can be, we invite you to watch this short video presentation. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event.



The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain

Aird & Berlis LLP
Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Ernst & Young LLP
Lax O’Sullivan Scott Lisus LLP
Lenczner Slaght LLP
Miller Thomson LLP
Minden Gross LLP
Ontario Bar Association
Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Royal Bank of Canada
The Law Society of Upper Canada
The Linden School, Generously
Supported by Senator Nancy Ruth
Torys LLP
YWCA Toronto & YWCA Canada