Budgeting for equality

This week, West Coast LEAF made budget submissions to the provincial and federal governments. We urged both levels of government to build budgets that will advance equality in BC and throughout Canada. On Monday, we urged BC to use Read More

Briefing Note on Divorce Act Amendments

In September 2018, West Coast LEAF submitted a briefing note on Bill C-78 to ensure that proposed changes to the Divorce Act fulfill the stated goals of “promoting the best interests of the child, addressing family violence, reducing child Read More

Submission on the 2019 BC Budget

In October 2019, West Coast LEAF urged BC’s Finance Committee to make gender equality a budget priority for 2019. In particular, we highlighted the gendered dynamics of poverty and called for BC to invest in measures to promote economic Read More

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