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Court Upholds Youth’s Access to Gender-Affirming Healthcare

West Coast LEAF News

On January 10, the BC Court of Appeal released its judgment in a case concerning the ability of a youth, who is now 15 years old, to consent to gender-affirming healthcare that is supported by his mother and his Read More

The Winter 2019 LEAFlet is here!

West Coast LEAF News

To learn about West Coast LEAF’s latest work for gender equality, read our latest LEAFlet newsletter, published in December 2019. Read More

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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

Read our 2019 Annual Report. Read More