The Chanterelle Alliance for Feminist Law Reform was established in 2022, with funding from Women and Gender Equality Canada by the National Association of Women and the Law and Luke’s Place, to help coordinate feminist organizations in advancing a robust, proactive feminist law reform agenda in Canada. Knowing that we are stronger together, The Chanterelle Alliance will foster new collaborations, allowing us to share resources, coordinate our demands and amplify our collective and individual work nationwide to build a safer, more just world for all women, and trans, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people regardless of their race, Indigeneity, immigration status, disability or socio-economic status.
The Chanterelle Alliance is a feminist law reform network, bringing together feminist organizations from coast to coast to coast. Together, we connect and branch out, forming both smaller (local and regional) and larger (national) constellations, much like mycelium. We have strength because we are firmly rooted in intersectional feminist principles, with a sincere commitment to reconciliation and an emphasis on ending all forms of oppression, including ableism, racism and colonialism.
Benefiting from a healthy, coordinated root system, with each branch bringing its own strength and expertise, a marvellous Chanterelle mushroom can flourish, leading to the change that we want to see in the world. The feminist law reform that results from diligent (and oftentimes invisible) work occurring outside the public eye can eliminate gender-based violence, advance women’s socio-economic rights and improve access to health and justice.
By creating energized connections through a coordinated and safe space, and in seeing the resulting Chanterelles, The Chanterelle Alliance will inspire the unlimited possibilities that can exist in advocating for systemic change to laws at all levels of government. Like the spore does for the mushroom, the possibilities that emerge will foster new branches, new connections, new growth and new possibilities be it within movements, communities, at the micro or macro level, in the media, and across the legal system – to counter systems of oppression.