Category: Luke’s Place activities

How can I co-parent safely with an abusive ex-partner?

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To maintain their control, abusers often seek shared custody of the children when the relationship ends. Today’s Parent interviewed Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, and other Canadian experts on ways to co-parent with an abusive-ex-partner. These include: Making a

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Opposing Bill S-202: Joint custody is dangerous when there is a history of abuse

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On December 13, 2017, Luke’s Place Legal Director Pamela Cross made a submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs about Bill S-202. Pamela made the submission on behalf of the National Association of Women and the

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Job posting: Legal support worker with Luke’s Place

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Luke’s Place is seeking a full time, experienced (minimum 3 years), Legal Support Worker to provide professional delivery of its innovative programs and services to women who have been subjected to intimate partner abuse. Luke’s Place is a unique resource

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New Luke’s Place toolkit for agencies providing family law support services

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Does your agency provide women with: family law information support for preparing for court and managing legal bullying court and lawyer appointment accompaniments? If so, would you like to increase your capacity to deliver these services? Or, do you wish

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Shared parenting and the safety of women and children: Luke’s Place delivers keynote at national conference

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Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, presented at “Diverse Voices”, the 17th Annual Family Violence Conference. This year’s national event was held in Edmonton. Pamela was the keynote speaker on November 17, presenting on the trend of courts to order

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DomesticShelters.org spotlight on Luke’s Place: The only center of its kind in Canada and the U.S.

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DomesticShelters.org is the largest searchable directory of domestic violence services in Canada and the US. This site is full of helpful tools and information for people who are subjected to or are working to end intimate partner abuse. On December

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Give a gift of a brighter future

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Choose a gift that gives back. Help a woman and her children stay safer this holiday season. You can give a meaningful gift to your family and friends while also helping a woman and her children stay safer through the

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Luke’s Place service provider trainings: Blending in-person & online

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On October 19, Luke’s Place presented at the national Domestic Homicide Prevention Conference on our use of Internet technology for training women’s service providers. Our slide presentation is available on the conference website. For all of our advocate trainings, we

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November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month: Donate to Luke’s Place

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After a woman finds the courage to leave her abuser, life doesn’t suddenly become easier or safer, especially when there are children involved. It’s just the opposite. While she is doing all she can to break free from the relationship,

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The McLean and George Lunan Foundations Help Broaden Our Reach

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Luke’s Place is thankful to receive support from The McLean Foundation and The George Lunan Foundation. Their recent grant contributions improve access to justice for rural and remotely located women, and their children, who have been subjected to abuse. These funds expand the availability of the

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