Month: December 2013

Why advocacy matters

flower handed by a child to a woman

I think sometimes when people hear the word advocacy they assume it means standing up in front of a room full of people or a street filled with demonstrators or in a government committee room to call for some kind

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2014 offers more training opportunities!

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With funding support from Status of Women Canada, Luke’s Place will continue to provide comprehensive, gender-based three-day trainings in a number of communities across Ontario on family law support and advocacy for violence against women service providers. We have run

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10 years of life-changing legal help

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From DurhamRegion.com “I feared for my life and for my children’s lives,” Ms. Murphy says, struggling to contain her tears, even though years have passed. “I was lost. I didn’t know where to turn for help.” A friend recommended Luke’s

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FAQ: Married and common-law and the matrimonial home

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In the coming months, Luke’s Place answers Frequently Asked Questions from legal advocates and service providers supporting women who have experienced violence and are involved in the family law court process. This is the first in the series. Question: What

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