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RELEASE: Child support system must promote gender equality, advocacy group argues at Supreme Court of Canada

In The Media

For immediate release – November 14, 2019 OTTAWA – West Coast LEAF is at the Supreme Court of Canada this morning, intervening in a case about the ability of judges in BC to ensure that children Read More

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Empowering survivors of gender-based violence

West Coast LEAF News

West Coast LEAF is proud to be part of a coalition of BC anti-violence organizations alongside Atira Women’s Resource Society, Battered Women’s Support Services and WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre to fight the devastating impacts of defamation lawsuits against survivors Read More

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RELEASE: Anti-SLAPP Legislation Must Ensure the Dignity, Safety and Equality Rights of Survivors of Gender-Based Violence, says BC Coalition to Supreme Court of Canada

In The Media

JOINT PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA – November 12th, 2019 Today, a coalition of BC anti-violence organizations intervened in Maia Bent, et al. v. Howard Platnick, et al. at the Supreme Court of Canada. The coalition, including Read More

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Celebrate this Indigenous victory

West Coast LEAF News

Answering years of calls and activism by Indigenous groups, BC introduces sweeping legislation to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples calls on the provincial government to Read More

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We’re going to the Supreme Court to argue for a child support system that supports gender equality

West Coast LEAF News

West Coast LEAF was recently granted leave to intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada in a case about the ability of judges in BC to ensure that children and their caregiving parent get the financial support to which Read More

Annual Report 2019

2019 Annual Report

Annual Reports

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Submission on paid leave for domestic and/or sexual violence

West Coast LEAF collaborated with Rise Women’s Legal Centre to provide input to the BC government regarding paid leave for employees who are survivors of sexual and/or domestic violence. It is our position, as gender equality organizations, that survivors Read More

Read the new report!

West Coast LEAF News

At our AGM on September 24, 2019 friends and supporters gathered for the release of our new report, Pathways in a Forest: Indigenous guidance on prevention-based child welfare. The report highlights efforts by Indigenous families, communities, and Nations to Read More