LEAF is excited to announce that Brea Hutchinson will be joining the staff team in the newly created role of Director of Operations.

Brea joins LEAF after holding the position of Executive Director at the Sexual Assault Centre Kingston. At the Centre she led the implementation of their strategic plan, developed and applied their first comprehensive fund development program, and worked to build a community free of sexual violence. Through this work she chaired one of Ontario’s first independent feminist reviews of police sexual assault investigations, and was instrumental for the development of best practices for feminist, distance delivered psychotherapy and counselling for survivors of sexual violence. As the first transwoman director of a sexual assault centre, and executive member of the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres, she has been critical to advancing the inclusion of trans and gender diverse people in the anti gender-based violence and feminist movements.

The new position will be an important piece of the LEAF leadership team, supporting the work of the Executive Director & General Counsel, and will drive LEAF’s new 2020 strategic objectives.

Brea will take up her new duties as Director of Operations on January 4, 2021.  LEAF looks forward to the knowledge, experience and insights Brea will bring to advancing our mission.

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) works to advance the substantive equality rights of women and girls through litigation, law reform, and public education. Since 1985, we have intervened in landmark cases that have advanced equality in Canada—helping to prevent violence, eliminate discrimination in the workplace, provide better maternity benefits, ensure a right to pay equity, and allow access to reproductive freedoms. For more information, please visit www.leaf.ca.

For inquiries, please contact:

Megan Stephens, Executive Director & General Counsel
Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)
T: 416-317-4440
E: [email protected]