Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund
The only national organization in Canada that exists to ensure the equality rights of women and girls under the law.
It’s not okay if men are treated better than women. LEAF’s founding mothers argued that at a time when many Canadians still saw women as secondary to men. By April 15, 1985, when Section 15 of Canada’s Constitution was enacted, they had made sure women’s equality rights were front and center. Two days later they formed LEAF to ensure fair interpretation of women’s rights by the courts.
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LEAF intends to ensure that women’s voices are heard – and heeded – ahead of any changes to the structure of our Parliament.
Whatcott (Feb 2013) constitutionality of hate speech prohibitions in human rights legislation. SCC rules "words matter": hate speech causes deep harm.
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Interested in working together in our pursuit of substantive equality? LEAF is recruiting for our Board of Directors and all Board Committees.
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