Month: October 2017

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 …

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

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Intimate partner sexual abuse/violence is poorly understood and under-recognized, both by the women who experience it and those who provide services to them. And yet, in Canada in 2011, 17% of sexual assault reported to the police were committed by …

What do I need to know to support women whose partners have sexually assaulted them? Read More »

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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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Luke’s Place was delighted to have Whitby Mayor Don Mitchell and Grant Committee members visit our agency last week. On behalf of The Town of Whitby Mayor’s Community Development Fund, they delivered a cheque for $5,000 that will help provide …

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Please join Luke’s Place in the 2017 Durham Community Foundation’s Walk for Charity on Sunday, October 29th. The Walk will take place at Deer Creek, 2700 Audley Road, Ajax. Here’s what you need to know: Pre-registration is required. Register on …

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We have updated our article on working with a woman who has signed a mahr with her husband. Mahr (also spelled maher, mohr and mehr) is a form of marriage agreement in which the husband promises to pay his wife …

Case law and enforcing a mahr Read More »

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