Announcements and Events
Standing in Supreme Court Climate Case sought by Friends of the Earth and NAWL
Friends of the Earth (FOE) and the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) filed their Memorandum of Argument of the Proposed Intervenor in the Climate case being appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) by Ontario and Saskatchewan. This filing is an important step by these two organizations to secure Standing before the SCC in advance of the appeal of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act case which is scheduled to be heard in Ottawa in March, 2020.
When it comes to gender equality, Canada has unfinished business: Study
At current pace it will take 164 years to close the economic gender gap alone in Canada.
PRESS RELEASE: After waiting decades, women’s rights organizations celebrate changes to the Divorce Act
After decades of advocacy by women’s rights groups pressing for much needed changes to the Divorce Act, including by a coalition led by the National Association for Women and the Law (NAWL) and Luke’s Place, and the efforts of many feminists who engaged on Bill C-78; An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act, the Divorce Act will now better respond to the realities of women and children facing family violence, and reflect the diversity of families in Canada.
Summer Research Support Officer Job Posting
Remembering Feminist Activist Kate McInturff
Book Launch: “The Right to Say No – Marital Rape and Law Reform in Canada, Ghana, Kenya and Malawi”
Toronto book launch organized by The Equality Effect on June 5th, 2018
Forum on housing as a human right: “Le logement, un droit de la personne”
Forum presented in partnership with NAWL, le FRAPRU, and la Ligue des droits et libertés, as part of the 7th Biennial Conference “Parce que l’avenir nous habite” in Québec, from April 16th to 18th 2018.
Nhi Huynh is the second recipient of the Alison Dewar Scholarship
Congratulations to Nhi Huynh, the second recipient of the Alison Dewar Scholarship in Women’s Equality, Labour and Human Rights Law at the University of Ottawa.
Morgan Teeple Hopkins is the first recipient of the Alison Dewar Scholarship
Congratulations to Morgan Teeple Hopkins, the first recipient of the Alison Dewar Scholarship in Women’s Equality, Labour and Human Rights Law at the University of Ottawa.
The Alison Dewar Scholarship in Women’s Equality, Labour and Human Rights Law
The NAWL Charitable Trust for Research and Education and Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne and Yazbeck LLP have established a scholarship in memory of our deeply missed colleague Alison Dewar. The Alison Dewar Scholarship in Women’s Equality, Labour and Human Rights Law was launched on October 20, 2015 at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law.