LEAF, The Women’s Education and Action Fund, was established by these same Ad Hockers, to make sure that women’s equality in the Charter would become real as “lived rights”. Section 15 did not come into effect until April 17, 1985, 3 years after the rest of the Charter! Many women’s equality cases have been taken to court since that time, most of them by LEAF.


To see 25 years of women’s equality cases, click here:

LEAF 25th Anniversary Timeline - PDF

West Coast LEAF LEAF Youth Site

LEAF Youth Commission: Taking the Pulse of Canada’s Youth