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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

Read our 2019 Annual Report. Read More

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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

Report cover of Pathways in a Forest

Pathways in a Forest: Indigenous guidance on prevention-based child welfare

Research Reports

Pathways in a Forest: Indigenous guidance on prevention-based child welfare is a law reform report developed collaboratively by West Coast LEAF and the families, Elders, and staff at Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre, Lii Michif Otipemisiwak, and the Fraser Read More

Report cover of Pathways in a Forest

RELEASE: New report: Indigenous families share their vision for transforming the failings of BC’s child protection system

In The Media

For immediate release – September 24, 2019 VANCOUVER – Today, West Coast LEAF released a report setting out the experiences of Indigenous families who have had engagement with the provincial child welfare system. Pathways in a Forest: Indigenous guidance Read More

Meet our new Executive Director: Raji Mangat!

West Coast LEAF News

Dear friends of West Coast LEAF, A few weeks ago, the team at West Coast LEAF bid a fond farewell to outgoing Executive Director Kasari Govender. Kasari is going on to be BC’s first human rights commissioner in 17 Read More