Category: Luke’s Place activities

Durham Walk for Charity postponed until October 29

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We would like to thank all our supporters of Luke’s Place in Durham Community Foundation’s Walk for Charity originally scheduled for Saturday, June 24th.  Due to unforeseen circumstances the organizers at the Foundation have had to postpone this event until

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Luke’s Place Is Hiring

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Luke’s Place is seeking a full time, experienced Administrative Assistant to provide professional administrative support to the delivery of its innovative programs and services to women and their advocates. Our office is located in Oshawa, Ontario. Download the job posting

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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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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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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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