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Joint submissions on the BC Law Institute consultation paper on Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act

West Coast LEAF collaborated with Rise Women’s Legal Centre and lawyer Frances Rosner on submissions in response to a consultation paper by the BC Law Institute about possible reforms to child welfare law. Our submissions were developed in consultation with a group of front-line family support organizations, anti-violence advocates, family law experts, and feminist legal advocates with expertise in … Read more Joint submissions on the BC Law Institute consultation paper on Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act



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



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



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



2020 BC Budget submissions

In June 2019, West Coast LEAF made submissions to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services urging the government of BC to commit in Budget 2020 to making financial supports more accessible for families dealing with the child protection system and those in informal kinship care arrangements. Read our submissions. Submissions