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Open letter on refugee rights

West Coast LEAF is one of over 45 women’s and feminist organizations that signed on to an open letter urging Canada withdraw proposed restrictions on refugee rights that would harm women  and children seeking refugee protection from domestic violence. Read More

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Economic security is the bedrock of equality

The feminization of poverty puts women, children, and gender-diverse people at risk. At West Coast LEAF, we know that the aims of gender equality and justice are incomplete without economic security. Our goals include ensuring that everyone has access Read More

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Submissions regarding the Employment Standards Act

West Coast LEAF provided submissions as part of a public consultation process on modernizing the Employment Standards Act. We explained how gender-based discrimination results in particular difficulties in the labour force for women and gender and sexual minorities, and Read More

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Statement on Dr. Willie J. Parker

Dear West Coast LEAF community, We are saddened to learn that the keynote speaker at our recent Equality Breakfast is the subject of sexual misconduct allegations. We take these allegations against Dr. Willie Parker very seriously. When we choose Read More

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Submission to the BC Basic Income Consultation

In March 2019, West Coast LEAF submitted input as part of the consultation regarding a universal basic income in BC. We shared our analysis of the gendered dimensions of poverty and echoed the call of BC Poverty Reduction Coalition Read More