RavenLaw was proud to again support the Annual Ottawa Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (“LEAF”) Persons Day Breakfast. This year’s breakfast, part of LEAF’s 30th anniversary year, focused on issues of access to affordable housing and the homelessness crisis in Canada.
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 support LEAF’s litigation efforts and help to sustain local equality education programs, such as LEAF at Work and Only Yes Means Yes.