Oppression thrives in silence

Dignity and safety are at the heart of equality. Last Friday, West Coast LEAF was granted leave to intervene in an important case about dignity and safety for trans people. In BC, the Human Rights Code (“Code”) sets out Read More

Introducing our 2018 Summer Legal Interns

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Celeste Cuthbertson and Kathleen Renaud! We are excited to be working with both of them this summer and we are grateful for their already meaningful contributions to our work.    Read More

How we’re advocating for change

Throughout the year, West Coast LEAF advocates for provincial and national legislative and policy reforms that promote equality. We also push for transformative change with international bodies that can help create more inclusive, diverse, responsive, and fair societies for Read More

Court’s Decision Leaves Street Homeless Vulnerable

Yesterday, the BC Court of Appeal (BCCA) released its judgment in a case concerning discrimination against Vancouver’s street homeless population. Unfortunately, the Court upheld the 2012 dismissal of the human rights complaint brought on behalf of homeless people in Read More

Child care can be key to keeping families intact

Today we sent a briefing note to legislators that calls on BC’s Ministry of Children and Family Development to eliminate policies and practices that require parents to have an open child protection file – despite the lack of risk Read More