Leilani Farha

251 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1X3
Executive Director
Organization/University:Canadians Without Poverty
Leilani Farha, is the Executive Director of Canada Without Poverty – Advocacy Network. She has a long history promoting the right to adequate housing, equality and non-discrimination in housing in Canada and internationally. Prior to joining Canada Without Poverty, Leilani was the Executive Director of CERA - the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation for 10 years. Leilani has extensive experience addressing homelessness, poverty and inequality in Canada through advocacy, casework, litigation, research and community based work. She has been at the forefront of applying international human rights law to anti-poverty issues in Canada, and is known internationally for her work on housing rights and women’s economic and social rights. Leilani recently became the first recipient of the Spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award, which recognized the work she has done to tackle systemic barriers and inequality that result in violence against women and housing rights violations.
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