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Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention conference

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Join Luke’s Place at the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention conference October 18-19 in London, Ontario. Hosted by Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations, the conference has 4 themes: Working with Indigenous; rural, remote & northern; immigrant & refugee

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The Special Needs of Survivors of Family Violence in the Family Court Process: Comments on Justice Bonkalo’s “Family Legal Services Review”

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A significant portion of all cases in family court involve family violence. Any changes to court process must examine the needs of these families. Luke’s Place and the Barbra Schlifer Clinic have a unique perspective on the complex realities of

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Luke’s Place Virtual Legal Clinic expands serving more rural and remote communities

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Luke’s Place is delighted to announce that our Virtual Legal Clinic will expand into Northwestern Ontario and rural Eastern Ontario. Thanks to the Law Foundation of Ontario for funding this second phase! The Luke’s Place Virtual Legal Clinic connects woman

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Support Luke’s Place in the Durham Walk for Charity

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Please join Luke’s Place in the 2017 Durham Community Foundation’s Walk for Charity on Saturday, June 24th 10am at Rotary Park Pavilion in Ajax. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $25 and includes a BBQ lunch. Register on the DCF

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French translations of Luke’s Place fact sheets now available

Luke’s Place has partnered with Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes (AOcVF) to provide fact sheets for francophone clients on legal issues related to family law and violence against women. Action ontarienne translated and adapted Luke’s Place resources.

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Paralegals in family courts not the solution

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Pamela Cross and Amanda Dale respond to the recent report by Justice Bonkalo, Family Legal Services Review. Although they applaud the effort, there is a “fatal flaw” in the report — a lack of understanding of the impact of violence

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Managing work-related stress

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As a Valentine to all service providers in this sector, Luke’s Place offers a narrated presentation on managing work-related stress. Stress is an inherent part of the work we do. While you cannot control the presence of stress, you can

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Unfounded: Police dismiss 1 in 5 sexual assault cases as “baseless”

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Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, is interviewed about sexual assault in response to the Globe and Mail article, “Unfounded.” The Globe investigation, conducted by Robin Doolittle, explores how police respond to sexual assault allegations. The result is a national

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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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