A warrior for victims of domestic violence

Pamela Cross

Last April, Pamela Cross, our Legal Director, was awarded the J.A. (Alec) Corry Distinguished Alumni Award (for excelling in a career outside the traditional practice of law) from Queen’s Law. A virtual ceremony on May 20, 2021, celebrated this year’s Queen’s alumni award recipients with last year’s. Here’s Pam’s speech from the event: I am deeply…

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Join the Luke’s Place Board of Directors

Luke’s Place Support & Resource Centre for Women & Children is an award-winning non-profit centre of excellence devoted to improving the safety and experience of women and their children as they proceed through the complex family court system after fleeing an abusive relationship. We are the only stand-alone family law support centre in Canada for…

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Important update on LAO eligibility for abuse survivors

Legal Aid Ontario has announced that, effective May 2nd, it is no longer waiving financial and legal eligibility criteria for survivors of family violence. Please see the link below for detailed information about current LAO eligibility:https://www.legalaid.on.ca/services/domestic-abuse/

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Women’s experience with CAS

Child protection authorities exist to protect children from abuse and neglect. Also known as CAS, historically, their focus has been on situations in which the abuse or neglect has been directed at children themselves. Under provincial legislation, the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, child protection authorities have the mandate to intervene when they deem…

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