Women's Legal Education and Action Fund
LEAF is a well-established and dedicated advocate for gender equality, demonstrating tangible results, year after year.
LEAF focuses on litigation, law reform, and public education, seeking to advance gender equality by challenging laws, policies, and practices that discriminate against equality guarantees enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, most notably sections 15 and 28.
Since 1985, LEAF has intervened in over 100 cases that have advanced equality in Canada. Their cases have resulted in landmark victories preventing violence against women and gender diverse people, eliminating discrimination in the workplace, allowing access to reproductive freedoms, and providing better maternity benefits, better spousal support, and the right to pay equity.