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

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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What is intersectionality and how does it impact my work?

Understanding intersectionality is important if we are to provide the best possible services to women. Especially for those of us from the dominant culture, learning about intersectionality, power, privilege and oppression is a lifelong process. What is intersectionality? The word

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Give a gift of a brighter future

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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Case law: Child protection and Crown wardship of a very young child

Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton v K.R. (Mother) 2014CarswellOnt 14930: The one-year-old child at the centre of this case had been in the care of the CAS because the mother was not able to care for her. The mother had

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How can I manage the impact of calling CAS about a client’s children?

This is the second of two posts on reporting to child protection. The first explored your duty to report. The woman’s response A woman who learns that her children are under investigation by child welfare may have many different feelings.

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What is my duty to report to child protection authorities?

This is the first of two posts on reporting to child protection. Next week, we’ll look at how to manage the impact of making a report. You will be confronted, from time to time, with situations where you may have

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

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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What are the rights of grandparents who want access to their grandchildren?

Bill 34, Children’s Law Reform Amendment Act (Relationship with Grandparents), received Royal Assent and came into effect in December 2016. This legislation makes changes to the CLRA provisions with respect to the rights of grandparents to custody and/or access of

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

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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What can be done when bail conditions conflict with family law orders?

When someone is charged with a criminal offence, they are generally kept in custody until a bail hearing can be held. At this hearing, the court will determine whether the accused can be released, usually with a number of conditions

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