The Halifax branch of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF Halifax) cordially invites you to the Persons Day Breakfast Gala, our biggest and most important fundraiser of the year!

Get inspired and join us for this year’s celebration of milestones in our work together towards substantive gender equality. The morning includes a special keynote address from Joanna Erdman, Associate Professor of Law, MacBain Chair in Health Law and Policy, and Associate Director of the Health Law Institute at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. Joanna will speak about the dynamics of reproductive justice movements in Canada, and their efforts to reclaim reproductive health and rights in the larger frame of our social and political lives. Our keynote address will be followed by a delicious breakfast, coffee, and tea overlooking the beautiful Northwest Arm.


October 13, 2017
8:30 am – 10:00 am


Saint Mary’s Boat Club
1641 Fairfield Rd, Halifax, NS  B3H 4E8

About Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), Halifax

Since April 17, 1985, when equality rights were enshrined in sections 15 and 28 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, LEAF has worked toward equality for women and girls. LEAF intervenes in key cases to ensure that when courts interpret equality rights, there will be a systemic improvement in women’s lives. For more information about LEAF, visit

Over its thirty-year legacy, LEAF has achieved numerous victories in the courts and advanced substantive equality for women and girls in Canada. LEAF’s first case was a successful challenge to the Yukon Change of Name Act on behalf of Suzanne Bertrand. In 1985, it was against the law in Yukon for a married woman to change her name to her birth name. Suzanne Bertrand’s case was just one of many times LEAF has stepped in to protect the rights of women and girls in Canada.

LEAF Halifax has an energetic and motivated community bringing education workshops on the law of sexual consent and reproductive justice in Canada, advancing local feminist research and advocacy through the Feminist Advocacy Initiative, and supporting feminist legal intervention and work in gender equality.

About Persons Day

On October 18th, 1929, the historic decision to include women in the legal definition of “persons” was handed down by Canada’s highest court of appeal – the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of Great Britain. LEAF Halifax’s annual Persons Day Event is held in celebration of that ruling which decided that women were to be considered persons under the law and eligible to sit in the Canadian Senate. Persons Day Event is LEAF’s largest signature fundraising event and has raised over $4 million to date to help LEAF continue its mission of advancing substantive equality for women and girls in Canada.


Individual tickets: $30
Table (seats 8): $500

Justice Sponsorship: $2,000

LEAF is a rarity in the not-for-profit sector, demonstrating tangible results year after year. The funding LEAF receives directly supports our vital work in advancing substantive equality rights for women and girls in Canada through litigation, law reform and public education. LEAF’s interventions in countless high-profile cases before the Supreme Court of Canada since 1985 have not only shaped the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – they have shaped the national conversation.

As a sponsor at LEAF’s Persons Day Event, you will help advance substantive equality for women and girls in Canada in a unique and memorable way by positioning your brand in front of 100 guests. Partnership benefits include:

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Event Material and Onsite Signage


Online Presence

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