BC budget doesn’t go far enough

Today, West Coast LEAF Executive Director Kasari Govender travelled to Victoria for the release of the provincial budget. The budget contains mixed news for the rights and safety of women. While we are celebrating the important steps taken towards Read More

At the BC budget: our trip to Victoria

By Kasari Govender, West Coast LEAF Executive Director Today, I travelled to Victoria for the release of the provincial budget. When I left Vancouver this morning, I had budget priorities in mind. I emerged from budget lock-up with mixed Read More

Federal solitary confinement law struck down

Solitary confinement is unconstitutional and its impacts are devastating. Today, the BC Supreme Court confirmed that isolating people in prison for up to 23 hours per day is against Canadian law. We are pleased to see the values of Read More

2018 Media Coverage

At West Coast LEAF, we’re proud to make the news regularly, to share our expertise widely, and ultimately to shift public opinion, laws, and policies. Here’s some of what we’ve been up to in 2018!   January Roundhouse Radio, Read More

Economic security is essential for equality

West Coast LEAF fights for women’s economic security by actively supporting anti-poverty policy solutions, delivering rights-based education to young people entering the workforce, and developing new legislative models that will help women break the cycle of poverty. Yesterday, West Read More