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Climate Crisis – NAWL Brief on Bill C-50, An Act respecting accountability, transparency and engagement to support the creation of sustainable jobs


The Senate is currently considering Bill C-50, a bill that aims to facilitate the shift towards a carbon-neutral economy and to support workers in this transition. NAWL calls on decision-makers to apply a strong intersectional feminist analysis as they consider this bill.   No true climate justice can be achieved without taking into consideration the unique challenges faced by women and … Read More

May 22, 2024


NAWL submits a brief to ban parental alienation accusations in family court


The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) has submitted a brief to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women for its study on Coercive Behaviour. In its brief, NAWL calls on the government to legislate to ban parental alienation accusations in family court. This demand echoes a recommendation of the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women … Read More

May 8, 2024


NAWL receives 2023 Women, Peace and Security Civil Society Leadership Award from Government of Canada


National feminist law reform organization recognized for its work advocating for better protections for victims of domestic violence in gun control legislation Anishinaabe Territory/OTTAWA, May 2, 2024 Today, the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) was awarded the 2023 Women, Peace and Security Civil (WPS) Society Leadership Award by the Canadian Government. The award was presented during an … Read More

May 2, 2024


“Parental alienation: The one-size-fits-none theory” by Suzanne Zaccour, Director of Legal Affairs, NAWL


The National Association of Women and the Law is advocating for a ban on parental alienation accusations in family courts. Suzanne Zaccour, Director of Legal Affairs, wrote an op-ed addressing this pressing issue. Read the full article at https://www.law360.ca/ca/family/articles/1829261/parental-alienation-the-one-size-fits-none-theory-suzanne-zaccour 

April 25, 2024


Budget 2024 Policy Wins for Women


New funding for free contraception, creation of more $10-a-day child care spaces and investment in gun control buyback program Anishinaabe Territory/OTTAWA, April 16, 2024 – The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is pleased to see funding in Budget 2024 which addresses barriers women and girls in Canada face to achieving substantive gender equality. Reproductive justice – universal … Read More

April 16, 2024


Publication of the 2024 edition of “A Woman’s Guide to Money, Relationships, and the Law in Ontario”


The National Association of Women and the Law is excited to announce the publication of the 2024 edition of “A Woman’s Guide to Money, Relationships, and the Law in Ontario”.   This comprehensive guide is designed to empower women in Ontario with the knowledge of their financial rights and responsibilities within relationships. Whether you are married or in an unmarried … Read More

April 3, 2024


Announcing the winners of NAWL’s 50th Anniversary Student Essay Contest


Congratulations to the winners of our 50th-anniversary essay contest: The winning submission was from Tess Moffat from the University of Ottawa for her essay, The State as a Primary Perpetrator of Violence Against Indigenous Women.  Veronica Kiang, from Toronto Metropolitan University, was the runner-up for her entry, Fool’s Gold and Broken Rules: An Analysis on Wrongful Strip Searches Against Women.   … Read More

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March 28, 2024


NAWL continues advocating against parental alienation accusations against victims of family violence


“Parental alienation” is a concept used in parenting time disputes to criticize one parent, often the mother, when the other parent, often the father, does not have a relationship with the child. NAWL is leading a campaign, endorsed by 250 feminist organizations across the country, to ban the use of this harmful concept. Read our article on LAW 360 to … Read More

March 26, 2024


NAWL speaks out on the issue of sexual violence in the workplace


On January 31st, 2024, NAWL submitted a brief to the Committee on Labour and the Economy of the National Assembly of Quebec concerning Bill 42, an Act to prevent and fight psychological harassment and sexual violence in the workplace.   A Statistics Canada survey found that nearly one in two adults say they have witnessed or experienced sexual violence in their … Read More

March 25, 2024


The National Association of Women and the Law reacts to appellate decision on “Bill 21”


Yesterday, the Court of Appeal of Quebec rendered its decision on the Act respecting the laicity of the State, commonly known as Bill 21. Bill 21 was adopted with the preemptive invocation of the Charter’s notwithstanding clause, which the Quebec government intends to renew as we approach 5 years of the law being in force. “NAWL is extremely disappointed in … Read More

March 1, 2024


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8 May 2024
May 8, 2024

NAWL submits a brief to ban parental alienation accusations in family court

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The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) has submitted a brief to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women for its study on Coercive Behaviour. In its brief, NAWL calls on the government to legislate to ban parental alienation ...
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10 October 2023
October 10, 2023

Gun Control – NAWL submits brief on Bill C-21 to the Senate

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The National Association of Women and the Law submitted a brief on Bill C-21: An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms) to the Standing Senate Committee on National Security, Defence and Veterans Affairs.  NAWL’s overall position ...
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28 September 2023
September 28, 2023

NAWL’s Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2024 Federal Budget

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In September, the National Association of Women and the Law submitted a brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance to share our recommendations to the Government of Canada for the next federal budget.  In our submission, we underlined the ...
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20 April 2023
April 20, 2023

NAWL defends sexual assault victims’ rights during the study of Bill 12

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On March 28th, 2023, NAWL participated in the Specific consultations and public hearings on Bill 12, An Act to reform family law with regard to filiation and to protect children born as a result of sexual assault and the victims of that ...
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13 February 2023
February 13, 2023

NAWL Intervenes in an Important Family Law Case! 

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On February 15th, 2023 NAWL will intervene in a family case before the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan.   The case, Friesen v Friesen, concerns the recent Divorce Act amendments and their impact on women. We believe that this case has the potential ...
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12 January 2023
January 12, 2023

Intimate partner and domestic violence in Canada: a Brief to the Status of Women Committee

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12 December 2022
December 12, 2022

Letter to the Federation of Law Societies of Canada

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Intimate partner violence is a crucial topic that affects a lawyer’s practice regardless of their field. This is why NAWL submitted a letter to the Federation of Law Societies of Canada to demand that intimate partner violence education be included in the ...
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13 October 2020
October 13, 2020

NAWL endorsed Luke’s Place brief on BILL 207: An Act to amend the Children’s Law Reform Act, the Courts of Justice Act, the Family Law Act and other Acts respecting various family law matter

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NAWL endorsed the brief by Luke’s Place presented to the Ontario legislature’s Justice Committee, on October 13, 2020, on BILL 207: An Act to amend the Children’s Law Reform Act, the Courts of Justice Act, the Family Law Act and other Acts respecting various ...
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7 August 2020
August 7, 2020

NAWL Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the Upcoming Federal Budget

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The NAWL pre-budget submission was submitted to the Finance Committee on August 7, 2020. Read full submission here. List of endorsing organizations Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights Barbra Schlifer Memorial Clinic Canadian Council of Muslim Women Canadian Research Institute for ...
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13 April 2020
April 13, 2020

NAWL submits brief on Bill C-5 to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

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NAWL submitted a brief on Bill C-5—An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code—to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. 36 feminist and equality-seeking organizations endorsed the brief, including: Accessibility for All Action Ontarienne ...
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6 June 2019
June 6, 2019

NAWL presents to Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on Bill C-78

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23 November 2018
November 23, 2018

NAWL and Luke’s Place Joint Brief on Bill C-78 Submitted to the Justice and Human Rights Committee

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12 November 2018
November 12, 2018

NAWL appearance before the Finance Committee on Bill C-86, November 6, 2018

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7 June 2018
June 7, 2018

Brief Submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security on Bill C-71

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May 25, 2018 Executive Summary  The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is an incorporated not-for-profit feminist organization that promotes the equality rights of women in Canada through legal education, research, and law reform advocacy. In this submission,1 NAWL echoes ...
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21 March 2018
March 21, 2018

Presentation on Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence)

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Presentation on Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence) Présentation au sujet du projet de loi C-65, Loi modifiant le Code canadien du travail (harcèlement et violence) Speaking notes from the presentation before to the Standing ...
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24 January 2018
January 24, 2018

NAWL Submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

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NAWL Submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Présentation de l’ANFD au Comité sénatorial permanent des Affaires juridiques et constitutionnelles Submission by Pam Cross on behalf of the National Association of Women and the Law to the Standing ...
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16 June 2016
June 16, 2016

Standing Committee on the Status of Women’s Hearings on Violence Against Women and Girls in Canada

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On June 16, 2016, Professor Jane Bailey and Dr. Valerie Steeves appeared on behalf of NAWL before the Standing Committee on the Status of Women’s hearings on Violence Against Women and Girls in Canada. NAWL’s recommendations focused on the recognition, impact and response ...
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11 May 2016
May 11, 2016

NAWL Appeared before the Special Committee on Pay Equity

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On May 4, 2016 NAWL appeared before the Special Committee on pay equity, urging the government to repeal the Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act and take immediate steps to draft proactive and comprehensive federal pay equity legislation, consistent with Professor Beth Bilson’s ...
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8 May 2015
May 8, 2015

Joint Brief on the Impact of Bill C-42 on Women’s Safety

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Un mémoire conjoint sur l’impact du projet de loi C-42 sur la sécurité de la femme Le 7 mai 2015, l’ANFD a déposé un mémoire conjoint sur l’impact du projet de loi C-42 sur la sécurité de la femme au Comité permanent ...
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9 December 2009
December 9, 2009

Speaking Your Mother Tongue: Language as a Women’s Issue

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Working in coalition with Action travail des femmes and the Table féministe francophone de concertation provinciale de l’Ontario, NAWL played a role in the cross-Canada consultation process on reform to the Canadian Human Rights Act. NAWL submitted a comprehensive brief to the ...
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