West Coast LEAF

West Coast LEAF's mission is to achieve equality by changing historic patterns of systemic discrimination against women through BC-based equality rights litigation, law reform and public legal education.

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This plain language booklet helps youth become safer online when they use social media. It explains about consent for sexual activity, sexual activity that’s illegal, and where to get support services and legal help
Also available in: Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Punjabi, Spanish
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This project tries to enhance the capacity of seniors-serving professionals to support older women fleeing violence occurring in the family and to inform older women of their rights in situations of abuse.
Watch video from Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL)


Booklet explains the law about fair division of family property or debt when spouses separate, and what to do about an unfair agreement. Describes how to prepare a financial statement for court, how to manage your case, ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino
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This plain language booklet gives a general overview of the financial issues surrounding separation, including when it might be possible to apply to the courts to cancel or change a separation agreement and how to ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino
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Roads to Safety is a legal handbook for older women in BC that covers legal issues that older women may face when they have experienced violence. It explains rights and options, using stories to illustrate the legal ...
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