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Submission to the BC Budget 2020 consultations

In June 2020, West Coast LEAF made submissions to the budget consultations held by the government of BC Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. We urged the committee to keep front of mind the following fact: if we do not urgently scale up efforts to combat gender inequality, we will see long-term and major … Read more Submission to the BC Budget 2020 consultations



Submissions on the Canadian government’s response to COVID-19

In June 2020, West Coast LEAF made submissions to the government of Canada regarding its response to COVID-19. We highlighted the link between the COVID-19 pandemic and worsening gender disparities in Canada when it comes to financial security, safety, freedom from violence, and more. We then recommended four concrete actions the government can take to … Read more Submissions on the Canadian government’s response to COVID-19



Letter urging Canada Child Benefit eligibility for kinship caregivers

The many children in BC living in homes led by kinship caregivers should not be left out of the financial supports the federal government is providing to families during the COVID-19 crisis. This is why we have joined Parent Support Services Society of BC and other organizations in calling for the Canada Child Benefit to extend to … Read more Letter urging Canada Child Benefit eligibility for kinship caregivers



Joint letter on Bill S-3 and Indian status registration for First Nations women and their descendants

In February 2020, 20 organizations and individuals sent a letter to the Canadian government expressing concerns about a lack of information and delays regarding the registration process for First Nations women and their descendants who are newly entitled to status because of recent amendments to the Indian Act. West Coast LEAF is one of the signatories. … Read more Joint letter on Bill S-3 and Indian status registration for First Nations women and their descendants



Joint letter on the process and timelines for the National Action Plan on Violence against Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People

In February 2020, more than 20 individuals and organizations signed a letter calling on the federal government to change its approach to implementing the National Action Plan to ensure that it is led by Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirit people. West Coast LEAF was one of the signatories to the letter. Read the letter  Submissions



Submission on regulating health professions

In January 2020, West Coast LEAF provided input on modernizing BC’s regulation of health professions to address sexual violence in a consistent and comprehensive way. Our recommendations included undertaking a meaningful and accessible consultation process (including with survivors of sexual violence), providing greater direction to the bodies regulating health professions about how to prevent and … Read more Submission on regulating health professions



Submission on Provincial Court Family Rules

In December 2019, West Coast LEAF and Rise Women’s Legal Centre collaborated to respond to the BC government’s request for input about proposed new Provincial Court Family Rules. We urged the government to adopt a framework that would take into account the realities of gender-based violence and reduce barriers in access to justice. We also made the … Read more Submission on Provincial Court Family Rules



Briefing Note on Divorce Act Amendments

In September 2018, West Coast LEAF submitted a briefing note on Bill C-78 to ensure that proposed changes to the Divorce Act fulfill the stated goals of “promoting the best interests of the child, addressing family violence, reducing child poverty, and making Canada’s justice system more accessible and efficient” and avoid unintended and harmful consequences. … Read more Briefing Note on Divorce Act Amendments