Month: June 2020

COVID-19 has shone a light on many issues across the province/country/world: issues that existed before the pandemic and that will remain with us after it is over. We have learned (and continue to learn) a great deal during this experience, …

Technology can create problems as well as solve them Read More »

Tagged with: , , , ,

Robinson v Darrah 2020 O.J. No. 2016, Ontario Superior Court of Justice: The father brought a motion to have his access to the child resumed and for police assistance in ensuring compliance. The child has lived with the mother since …

Recent COVID-19 case: denial of access Read More »

Tagged with: , , ,

June 25/20 Update: Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre wants everyone supporting women fleeing abuse to have up-to-date information about what family law services and supports are available across Ontario at this time. Family Courts Please note: This information applies …

Supporting women to access family law supports during COVID-19 Read More »

Tagged with: , , ,

Gillespie v Jones, 2020 CarswellOnt 5720 (S.C.J.): The child and mother live in Ontario, pursuant to a 2017 order from a British Columbia court, where they had been living following the parents’ separation. The father remained in B.C. and was …

Removing a child from Ontario during pandemic Read More »

Tagged with: , ,

Our Legal Director, Pamela Cross, appeared before Standing Committee on Justice Policy – Bill 161:  The Stronger and Smarter Justice Act on June 10, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Thank you very much for this opportunity to speak with you about …

The Smarter and Stronger Justice Act could jeopardize access to justice for women fleeing abuse Read More »

Tagged with: , , ,

Since Gabriel Wortman killed 22 people in Nova Scotia in April, there has been much talk about what needs to be done to stop anything like this from happening again. While the police were slow with their acknowledgement, it is …

Laws alone are only part of answer Read More »

Tagged with: , ,

Women living in rural and remote communities face unique challenges when they decide to leave an abusive relationship, including distance, lack of services, isolation and limited access to lawyers. This webinar presents tips and strategies for supporting women who are …

Webinar: Supporting women who live in rural and remote communities Read More »

Tagged with: , , ,

As a member of OAITH, Luke’s Place strongly supports and shares their message in response to racial injustices. The Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses (OAITH) acknowledges the recent events of racial injustice during the past week. These acts …

Racial injustice: Considerations from the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses Read More »

Tagged with: , , ,

This June, every $1 donated to Luke’s Place via CanadaHelps, increases our chance of winning $20,000 through the Great Canadian Giving Challenge.  The grand prize draw will take place on July 1st, Canada Day, and one lucky charity will receive …

Every $1* donated in June is a chance to WIN! Read More »

Tagged with: ,

The revised Divorce Act, coming into effect on July 1, 2020, offers both pros and cons for survivors of family violence. The pros outweigh the cons, and create the potential for parents who have left an abusive relationship and who …

Will Canada’s new Divorce Act keep women and children fleeing abuse safe? The gaps – Part 3/3 Read More »

Tagged with: , , ,