Letter on Vancouver municipal election campaign priorities

West Coast LEAF wrote to the executives of all Vancouver municipal political parties to urge them to prioritize substantive gender equality in their 2018 campaign platforms. We expressed our support of the non-partisan project Hot Pink Paper Campaign 2018 and outlined Read More

Submission on Promoting Unbiased Policing in BC

In April 2018, West Coast LEAF submitted recommendations to BC’s Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General to inform the development of provincial standards and policies on unbiased policing. West Coast LEAF recognizes the profound risks and harms that Read More

Submissions on BC’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

In March 2018, West Coast LEAF submitted recommendations on BC’s Poverty Reduction Strategy to the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. We highlighted the need for an intersectional gender analysis for all policies, legislation, and decision-making to address Read More

Submission to the Fair Wages Commission

In December 2017, West Coast LEAF submitted recommendations to BC’s Fair Wages Commission, with a focus on closing the gap between the living wage and the minimum wage and addressing the gendered dimensions of economic insecurity. Our recommendations included: Read More

Submission on the BC Human Rights Commission

In November 2017, we shared input on the re-launching of the BC Human Rights Commission. West Coast LEAF believes that an independent, authoritative and empowered Commission is essential to the promotion of human rights and gender equality in BC. Read Read More

2018 BC Budget Submission

In October 2017, West Coast LEAF made a submission to BC’s Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services in partnership with the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Pivot Legal Society, West Coast Prison Justice Society, the BC Civil Liberties Association, Read More