Year: 2019

It’s been 30 years since 14 women were killed at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal because they were women. Three decades later there is still much to reflect on and much to act on. Last year, more than 800 women in …

December 6: National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women Read More »

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There are significant differences between some cultural or religious family law and the civil family laws in Canada. It is important for women to know about these differences before they make any decisions about how they want to organize their …

Differences between religious/cultural family laws and Canadian civil family law Read More »

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Luke’s Place is seeking an experienced lawyer for the position of Legal Services Director. Working collaboratively with Pamela Cross, our Legal Director, this position supports professional delivery of innovative legal programs and services to women who have been subjected to …

Luke’s Place Job Posting: Legal Services Director Read More »

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Evidence about family violence can be challenging to find: often, there are few witnesses, and many women don’t report the abuse to anyone. This webinar provides practical suggestions for how women can collect evidence of the abuse to which they …

Collecting evidence of woman abuse for family law cases: Our latest webinar Read More »

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This is a summary of a paper titled, “Your Spouse Is Not a Squatter: How to Effectively Apply Principles of Occupation Rent,” prepared by Fadwa Yehia of Jamal Family Law Professional Corporation for the Law Society of Ontario’s Six-Minute Family …

What happens when one spouse remains in the matrimonial home? Read More »

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One of the most difficult things about working to make an organization inclusive is that every person has to be willing to get uncomfortable. We all learn things about ourselves when doing this work; sometimes things that make us squirm …

The journey towards inclusivity: It’s about people – 3/3 Read More »

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All of the work we do is, or should be, framed by our agency’s policies and procedures. Policies are the guiding principles that set direction in an organization. Procedures are the specific actions or steps that are to be followed …

The journey towards inclusivity: Organizational structures – Part 2/3 Read More »

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November is Woman Abuse Prevention month. Everyday Luke’s Place, and many other organizations, work to prevent further gender-based violence in our communities. Join our efforts! Here are two campaigns to raise awareness about intimate partner abuse and to support for …

Woman Abuse Prevention: #LoveShouldntHurt and Wrapped in Courage Read More »

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The work of inclusivity requires us to look at ourselves, even when that may make us uncomfortable. Some of what is covered in these posts may seem basic to you and other ideas may be more than what your agency …

The journey towards inclusivity: Understanding the concepts – Part 1/3 Read More »

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In Canada, all decisions about post-separation arrangements for children are made using the best interests of the child test. Both Ontario’s Children’s Law Reform Act and the federal Divorce Act set out the criteria judges are to use when applying …

Webinar: What is the best interests of the child test in family law? Read More »

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