RavenLaw was proud to support the Annual Ottawa Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) Persons Day Breakfast, held on October 13, 2017. This year’s breakfast focused on the experiences of Indigenous and racialized women in Canada and the importance of their place in the feminist movement.
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.