In 2018, in anticipation of amendments to the federal Divorce Act, Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould, brought public attention to the vast scope of unpaid child support in Canada. “There are billions of dollars in unpaid child support payments in Read More
Eight principles and practices of Indigenous child welfare: An excerpt from Pathways in a Forest
Last week, we released Pathways in a Forest: Indigenous guidance on prevention-based child welfare. Part of a year-long project, this report is a collaboration between West Coast LEAF and the families, Elders, and staff at Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre, Lii Read More
From Inquiry to Action: What will the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Deliver?
In just over a month’s time, on June 3, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will release its much-anticipated final report in Gatineau, Quebec. On the same day, across the country, the world’s largest Read More
Wins, losses, and misses: understanding proposed amendments to the federal Divorce Act
As a feminist legal advocacy organization, family law is a core area of focus for us because of its significant potential to impact the substantive equality rights of women. Family law differently and disproportionately impacts women* because: -Despite Read More