Month: July 2013

Law Commission of Ontario releases final family law report

The Law Commission of Ontario has just released its report “Increasing Access to Family Justice Through Comprehensive Entry Points and Inclusivity.” The report provides very useful, detailed information about the nature of Ontario families in 2013, examining particular barriers faced

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Webinar: Presenting Evidence of Abuse

The Law Commission of Ontario’s recently released report about the family legal system (available at is a good reminder of the vulnerability (and prevalence) of unrepresented parties in family court. For women who have left an abusive partner and

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Board game launched at Peterborough training

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Last month at our Peterborough training, an enthusiastic group of participants helped Luke’s Place launch our newest teaching tool – a board game! Survivor: Family Court Edition is a fun and engaging way to encourage dialogue and learning about every

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Luke’s Place provides family law training for service providers in Hamilton

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Luke’s Place recently completed its first family law training of 2013 in Hamilton, Ontario. With 39 participants from 20 agencies in and around the Hamilton region, it was a wonderful opportunity for learning and networking. This vibrant group spent time

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New report on violence against women

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The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has just released its report “The Gap in the Gender Gap: Violence Against Women in Canada.” The report looks at the status of women in Canada, the economic implications of violence against women –

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Post Separation Power and Control Wheel

The Power and Control Wheel of domestic violence is a very well-known and used tool  developed in Duluth, Minnesota, by the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project (DAIP). It reflects the experiences of women who have been battered by their male partners.

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After She Leaves: Family law training from Luke’s Place

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With funding support from Status of Women Canada, Luke’s Place provides a comprehensive, gender-based three-day training in a number of communities across Ontario on family law support and advocacy for violence against women service providers. The family law trainings take

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Confidentiality issues in high risk domestic violence cases

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In 2011, Pamela Cross was commissioned by the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children at Western University to undertake research and write a report about confidentiality issues in the development and use of community collaborations

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