Month: January 2017

Basic income and gender: An important consultation

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A message from Pam Hanington of Huron County: For those of you who may not have heard about this, the Ontario government is planning to pilot a Basic Income in at least three communities sometime over the next 3-5 years.

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Steps to Justice: Great new legal information website

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Do you need information about a legal problem? Steps to Justice (stepstojustice.ca) is a new website that provides legal information in clear language. Created by Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) — which also brought us the excellent “Steps in a

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Going the Distance: Supporting rural and remote survivors with family law issues

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Between 20 and 30% of Canada’s population lives in rural areas, yet public policy and community services all too often focus on the needs of those living in urban areas. Going the Distance, a resource for service providers from Luke’s

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When men kill their partners warning signs often missed

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Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, in The Star on identifying the warning signs of lethality in abusive relationships: Last week, a relative of Dr. Elana Fric-Shamji sat silently in a north Toronto courtroom, watching as Dr. Mohammed Shamji appeared

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Luke’s Place trains 2,000 Legal Aid staff and lawyers

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As part of the Legal Aid Ontario Domestic Violence Strategy, Luke’s Place was contracted by LAO to develop and deliver knowledge and skill-building trainings enabling its staff to work more effectively with clients who have experienced intimate partner abuse. We

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