Submission Re: The Conduct of the Ministry of Housing and Social Development

With the Pivot Legal Society, we made a complaint to the BC Ombudsperson regarding the Ministry of Housing and Social Development’s policy of reducing a parent’s shelter allowance when their child has been removed from their care. We argued Read More

Mapping the Gap Report

Research Reports

In March 2010, we released a report entitled, “Mapping the Gap: A Summary of Legal Resources for Women in British Columbia.” The report is part of our work on Legal Aid Advocacy.     Read More

Letter Re: Elimination of Funding for Contraceptive Devices for Women with Disabilities

We wrote to the Premier and the Minister of Housing and Social Development regarding the elimination of funding for contraceptive devices for women receiving disability assistance. We expressed our concern that the cuts would harm some of the most Read More

Letter Re: Tuition Fees for Professional Programs

We wrote to the Minister of Advanced Education regarding the government’s plan to lift the cap on tuition fees for professional programs and the potential for this move to undermine access to justice in family law. Read the letter. Read More

Letter Re: Bills C-45 and S-223

We wrote to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration seeking to ensure that amendments aimed at addressing the trafficking of women and girls actually protect victims of trafficking, rather than exposing them to criminalization, detention and deportation. Read the Read More

Position Statement: Human Trafficking in Canada

Research Reports

In October 2009, we released our Position Statement on Human Trafficking in Canada. Read More

LEAFlet September 2009

West Coast LEAF News

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2009 Annual Report

Annual Reports

Read our 2009 Annual Report.   Read More