LEAF and CCLA urge Newmarket to repeal discriminatory by-law targeting Asian massage parlour workers

LEAF and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) sent a letter to Newmarket’s Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and City Councillors expressing concerns over Newmarket By-Law 2020-31, which imposes new business licence requirement for Personal Wellness Establishments. LEAF and CCLA are concerned that the By-Law has a discriminatory impact by forcing primarily low-income Asian massage parlour workers – […]

LEAF welcomes Kienna Shkopich-Hunter as the 2022-2023 Public Interest Articling Fellow!

LEAF is delighted to welcome Kienna Shkopich-Hunter to the team as the 2022-2023 Public Interest Articling Fellow. You can learn more about Kienna below: Kienna Shkopich-Hunter (she/her) is Métis from Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan in Treaty 6 territory and was raised in Edmonton, Alberta. Kienna has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from MacEwan University […]

LEAF is hiring a Reproductive Justice Advocacy Coordinator!

Reproductive Justice Advocacy Coordinator (17-month contract position) Who We Are The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the equality rights of women, girls, trans, and non-binary people in Canada through litigation, law reform, and public legal education. For more than 35 years, LEAF’s work has influenced […]

LEAF is hiring a staff lawyer!

Staff Lawyer Job Posting (1-year contract position) Who We Are The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the equality rights of women, girls, trans, and non-binary people in Canada through litigation, law reform, and public legal education. For more than 35 years, LEAF’s work has influenced […]

LEAF is recruiting a new member for its Board of Directors

Title: Board of DirectorsApplication deadline: July 31, 2022Location: Anywhere in Canada NEW BOARD MEMBER RECRUITMENT LEAF (the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund) is currently seeking a new member to join its Board of Directors for a three-year term! LEAF is a well-established and dedicated advocate for gender equality, demonstrating tangible results year after year. […]

Call for Proposals – Alternative Justice Mechanisms for Sexual Violence Project

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is a national not-for-profit that works to advance the substantive equality of women, girls, trans, and non-binary people in Canada through litigation, law reform, and public legal education.  We are funding one researcher to support and inform our Alternative Justice Mechanisms for Sexual Violence Project.  Proposals are due by 11:59 […]