RavenLaw was proud to again support the Annual Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) Ottawa Persons Day Breakfast, held on October 25, 2019. This year’s breakfast focused on women’s rights and climate change, and how to consider the impact of climate change on gender equality when finding ways to create a more sustainable future for all people.
LEAF is a charitable non-profit organization that works to advance the equality rights of women and girls in Canada. The annual fundraising breakfast commemorates the Persons Case – the October 18, 1929 decision of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council that ruled that women were to be considered persons under the law and should be eligible to sit in the Canadian Senate. Proceeds from the Persons Day breakfast contribute to LEAF’s litigation efforts and help to sustain equality education programs such as LEAF at Work, the Only Yes Means Yes Campaign, and the Reproductive Justice Campaign.