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2020 Annual General Meeting

October 8, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join West Coast LEAF staff and Board for our Annual General Meeting for a dynamic panel discussion on critical, feminist and trauma-informed approaches to public legal education and information (PLEI).

The evening will begin with a brief business meeting and the election of new board members.


What: West Coast LEAF’s 2020 AGM

When: Thursday, October 8, 2020, 5:30-7:00 p.m. (check in begins at 5 p.m.)

Where: Zoom

This event is free of charge and open to members and non-members, but preregistration is required by Tuesday, October 6.

Once you’ve registered, you can expect us to send you a confidential meeting link on October 7 via the email you’ve provided at registration, as well as links to the agenda and important documents. We’ll also include more information about how to check in once you’ve logged into the meeting. Online check-in will begin at 5 p.m. and we encourage you to log in promptly so we can start the meeting on time.

Do you have any accessibility requests/needs? If so, you can indicate your needs along with your registration information. Please let us know your needs as soon as possible. We may not be able to fulfill all requests, but we will do our best.

While only current West Coast LEAF members are eligible to vote at the AGM, it’s a great opportunity to learn more about our work to advance gender equality in BC and we welcome and encourage non-members to attend.

More about the program

We are excited to host a panel discussion on our new project, Re-Envisioning PLEI (Public Legal Education and Information), in which we are exploring best practices for feminist, trauma-informed and critical PLEI that recognizes the limitations and harms of the colonial legal system and is based on the needs of community. We’ll have folks from the community joining us on a panel and we look forward to a lively and meaningful discussion. This project is generously funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia.


nour kachouh (نور قشوع)


nour kachouh smiling in a black sweater against an abstract patterned backgroundnour is a Lebanese, immigrant settler on Coast Salish Territories. nour’s work is rooted in listening to community needs and advocating for systemic change through an intersectional, anti-oppressive, social justice, and social determinants of health lens. With 11 years of experience in the community, grassroots, and anti-violence sectors, nour recently completed her studies at the University of Western Ontario with a Master of Public Health and graduated with the Dr. M. Abdur Rab Award in Public Health Excellence (2019). When not at work, nour serves her cats and rabbit who rule her household.


Simran Sarwara

she/her/hersSimran Sarwara laughing in front of a whiteboard with writing on it, gesturing with her right hand

Simran is a first-generation, immigrant daughter from Punjab, India who has been settled on the stolen and occupied Coast Salish territories of the xwməθkwəy əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and Səlílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations for 19 years. Her involvement in community work as a young person led her to learn from a range of lived experiences—including her own—in relation to social issues that impact the communities around her. She currently works as the Youth Community Developer at PeerNetBC delivering custom workshops for youth and youth allies, as well as coordinating youth-led projects.


Alysha Dakha Alysha Dakha


Alysha Dakha is an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia, majoring in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. She is a passionate aspiring lawyer, directing her research and community involvement towards the intersections of feminism, law, technology and education. Alysha is interested in how the law can be used as a transformative tool in actively decolonizing the current space in which we are teachers and learners, and how this can make both the law and justice accessible.


Questions about the AGM or the status of your membership?

Members in good standing as of September 8, 2020 have voting privileges. Unsure if you’re a member? Contact Sharon by email to confirm your membership status.

If you’re not yet a member, we invite you to consider becoming one. It won’t qualify you for voting privileges this year but by becoming a member you join a community fighting for gender justice and equality. A donation of any amount qualifies you to opt in to membership — and then next year you too will have voting privileges!


  • Date: October 8, 2020
  • Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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