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What is Ontario doing to address violence against Indigenous women?

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Indigenous communities in Ontario have worked collaboratively with the provincial government to develop Walking Together: Ontario’s Long-Term Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women. Why? The strategy is built on the recognition that First Nation, Metis and Inuit women in

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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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Steps to Justice: Great new legal information website

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Do you need information about a legal problem? Steps to Justice ( 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

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 Shared Parenting and the Safety of Women and Children Collide

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Shared parenting and joint custody are common outcomes in family law cases, even when there is a history of woman abuse. Such custody and access arrangements mean that an abusive partner can continue his manipulation of and violence against the

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Accredited training for lawyers with clients leaving abusive relationships

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Family law cases involving violence against women are complicated, time consuming, stressful, challenging and can be dangerous for both the client and her lawyer. Yet effective lawyering is essential to ensure a positive outcome that allows the client and her

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Steps in a Family Law Case: Tool from CLEO

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CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario) has just released an excellent new tool, Steps in a Family Law Case, which guides you through family court processes. This is a very helpful resource for service providers and women with family law issues.

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Domestic Violence Public Service Announcement to Air during Super Bowl

A 30 second public service announcement (PSA) will air during the Super Bowl addressing domestic violence. The video below is the longer version. In the message a woman calls 911 pretending to order a pizza. The message shows no direct

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Luke’s Place Launches Map of Family Law Support Services for Abused Women in Ontario

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Women who have experienced partner violence and are involved in family law processes now have a new resource. Luke’s Place offers an online map of Ontario services that provide free family law support. Women can use the map to find

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Can a woman’s family court case have an impact on her immigration matter?

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The timing of a woman’s application to family court can be very important to her immigration case.  If she has lived in Canada for many years and has had custody of her Canadian child without formalizing that relationship in family

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