Justice Reform for BC

In coalition with BC Civil Liberties Association, Pivot Legal Society, and Community Legal Assistance Society, West Coast LEAF published a list of comprehensive recommendations to reform BC’s justice system in service of  a more just, equal, and inclusive province. Read More

Joint submission to the UN on child care and CEDAW

In October 2016, West Coast LEAF partnered with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC on a submission to the United Nations about the essential role of child care for fulfilling Canada’s obligations under CEDAW (the Convention on the Read More

2016 CEDAW Shadow Report

Canada is a signatory to a number of international declarations and conventions that commit our governments to advancing the equality rights of women in BC. One such international treaty is the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Read More

Submission on 2017 Budget Consultations

In October 2016, West Coast LEAF wrote to the Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services to call for women’s equality to be made a priority for BC’s 2017 budget. We made particular recommendations to reduce poverty, improve women’s access to justice, and address Read More