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Stanton leaves Women’s Legal Education Action Fund

Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 2:02 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

The legal director of the Women’s Legal Education Action Fund (LEAF) has left the organization after five years.

Kim Stanton is joining a public law firm in Toronto where she intends to continue advocating for Indigenous rights. She also wants to continue her academic work on the institutional design of public inquiries in Canada.

At LEAF, Stanton worked to advance the fund’s equality agenda. She led LEAF’s involvement in a coalition of organizations designed to address violence against Indigenous women and girls. She worked with activists on Prince Edward Island to bring a legal challenge that succeeded in gaining access to abortion rights in the province.

Through LEAF, Stanton was involved in a number of high-profile appellate cases as well as the inquiry into the conduct of Justice Robin Camp.

“It has been my privilege to represent LEAF during a time when its mandate has never been more important,” said Stanton.

“I have had an extraordinary opportunity to work with many of the women who have truly shaped the constitutional equality rights law of our country.”

The search for a new legal director has begun.