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Submission to the BC Budget 2020 Consultations

Letters and Submissions

In June 2020, West Coast LEAF made submissions to the budget consultations held by the government of BC Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. We urged the committee to keep front of mind the following fact: if we Read More

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Submissions on the Canadian government’s response to COVID-19

Letters and Submissions

In June 2020, West Coast LEAF made submissions to the government of Canada regarding its response to COVID-19. We highlighted the link between the COVID-19 pandemic and worsening gender disparities in Canada when it comes to financial security, safety, Read More

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We’re Supreme Court bound!

West Coast LEAF News

West Coast LEAF and our friends LEAF are jointly intervening at the Supreme Court of Canada in an important Ontario case on access to child support under the Divorce Act, Colucci v Colucci. In this case, the father chronically Read More

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Proudly presenting our new BC Gender Equality Report Card

West Coast LEAF News

After months of collaboration with community groups, West Coast LEAF is excited to release our first ever BC Gender Equality Report Card. Like the CEDAW Report Card we published between 2009 and 2018, the Gender Equality Report Card assesses Read More

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RELEASE: BC Gender Equality Report Card reveals areas of progress and areas of serious concern

In The Media

For immediate release – May 27, 2020 VANCOUVER, UNCEDED COAST SALISH HOMELANDS – Today, West Coast LEAF released a report card assessing the BC government’s recent progress on gender equality and human rights. While recognizing that BC has taken Read More

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BC Gender Equality Report Card 2019/2020

Research Reports

About the Report Card The BC Gender Equality Report Card 2019/2020 assesses the BC government’s progress in advancing human rights and gender justice between December 2018 and early April 2020. It explores six issue areas: access to justice; economic Read More

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Mind the Pay Gap: A Legislative Approach to Ending Pay Discrimination in BC

Research Reports

Graduate students from the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University prepared Mind the Gap: A Legislative Approach to Ending Pay Discrimination in BC, a report that evaluates the legislative tools available to the province of BC to Read More

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Letter urging Canada Child Benefit eligibility for kinship caregivers

Letters and Submissions

The many children in BC living in homes led by kinship caregivers should not be left out of the financial supports the federal government is providing to families during the COVID-19 crisis. This is why we have joined Parent Read More