Year: 2014

In a recent Rabble.ca article, “Domestic violence cases spike after immigration law amendment“, Ferrukh Faruqui writes, “women are most subject to violence in the refuge of their homes. Newcomers are not immune to this cross cultural pandemic.” Since 2012, changes …

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Just because a woman has a child born in Canada does not mean that she can stay here. If she does not have status in Canada, she has to make an application for permanent resident status, which must be approved …

Can a woman who does not have status stay in Canada if her child is born here? Read More »

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With funding support from Status of Women Canada, Luke’s Place has provided nine comprehensive, gender-based three-day trainings in a number of communities across Ontario on family law support and advocacy for violence against women service providers. We are about to …

Toronto training deadline in one week Read More »

The case of Boudreault v Charles, 2014 ONCJ 273 (XanLII) explores the factors for a judge to consider when hearing a motion for an interim order to relocate a child. In this case, the mother already had interim custody and …

Mobility: Recent case law Read More »

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The VPCC & DRPS are sponsoring two exceptional opportunities for our community that will be facilitated by Jackson Katz, co-creator of the gender violence education program, “Mentors in Violence Prevention”. Event 1: October 28, 2014 7:00 – 8:30 is a …

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Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is investing $600,000 over three years in a partnership with Luke’s Place, a centre devoted solely to improving the safety and experience of abused women and their children as they proceed through the family law process. …

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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 …

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

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With funding support from Status of Women Canada, Luke’s Place has provided nine comprehensive, gender-based three-day trainings in a number of communities across Ontario on family law support and advocacy for violence against women service providers. We are about to …

November training by Luke’s Place Read More »

A woman can be deported without her child in some circumstances. Where the child is a Canadian citizen, Immigration leaves it up to the mother to decide whether or not to take her child if she is ordered to leave …

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Luke’s Place is pleased to announce that we will be offering our After She Leaves training in Sault Ste Marie September 23-25. The deadline for registrations is Tuesday, September 9th. The training is appropriate for any front line service staff, …

Luke’s Place training comes to Sault Ste Marie Read More »