Hearing on Single Mothers’ Alliance public interest standing will take place at the BC Supreme Court on August 23-25, 2022. 

Monday, August 22, 2022—For Immediate Release

Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish homelands—Tomorrow, West Coast LEAF will be speaking at a press conference regarding the Province of BC’s attacks on the public interest standing of their client, the Centre for Family Equity (CFE), formerly know as Single Mothers’ Alliance (SMA), in their constitutional challenge to BC’s family law legal aid regime in Single Mothers’ Alliance v BC.

What: West Coast LEAF to speak regarding BC government attack on standing of client Single Mothers’ Alliance

Who: West Coast LEAF and Single Mothers’ Alliance

Date: 9 AM PST, Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Location: Vancouver Courthouse steps, at the corner of Nelson St. and Hornby St.


  • Raji Mangat, executive director, West Coast LEAF
  • Viveca Ellis, executive director, Centre for Family Equity


Media Contact:

Iman Baobeid, manager of communications, West Coast LEAF
ibaobeid@westcoastleaf.org or 604-684-8772 ext. 226


About West Coast LEAF

West Coast LEAF is a non-profit organization formed in 1985, the year the equality guarantees of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into force. West Coast LEAF’s mandate is to use the law to create an equal and just society for all women and people who experience gender-based discrimination in BC. In collaboration with community, we use litigation, law reform, and public legal education to make change. For more information, visit westcoastleaf.org.


About the Centre for Family Equity

The Centre for Family Equity (CFE), formerly known as Single Mothers’ Alliance (SMA) is a membership-based non-profit of female and gender-diverse lone-caregivers raising children in communities throughout BC. Founded in 2014, CFE’s mission is to alleviate the poverty experienced by female and gender-diverse lone-caregivers in the province and the children they care for. CFE conducts participatory action research into policy solutions and raises public awareness about the importance of a public policy approach. CFE advocates for law and policy reform and lobbies the government to implement policy solutions, including access to legal aid. To learn more, visit: https://www.centreforequity.ca/.