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Victory for survivors of family violence

In an important victory for survivors of family violence, the Supreme Court of Canada released a decision in Barendregt v Grebliunas that will have far-reaching impacts on how the courts identify family violence, protect survivors, and ensure the best Read More

Illustration of a person with a head wrap holding a megaphone with their fist in the air. They’re standing next to a person in a wheelchair who is holding a placard. Text reads: Equal Pay Day. April 12, 2022

Equal Pay Day Today and Everyday

In Canada, Equal Pay Day is April 12. It symbolizes how far into the current year the average woman must work to earn what the average man earned in the previous year. BC has one of the highest gender Read More

Gender Equality Report Card (2022-2024)

West Coast LEAFs next Gender Equality Report card will assess BC’s progress in advancing gender equality from January 2021 to December 2022 and will focus on two key areas: economic security and access to health care. Read More

2022 Media Coverage

At West Coast LEAF, we’re proud to make the news regularly, to share our expertise widely, and ultimately to shift public opinion, laws, and policies. Here’s some of what we’ve been up to in 2022!   March “Wise practices Read More