Our updated and expanded Emergency Motions Toolkit

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We’ve recently updated our Emergency Motions Toolkit! The toolkit provides clear information for Ontario advocates assisting woman abuse survivors about how to create effective emergency motions for a variety of different situations. With the Emergency Motions Toolkit, you will: Women’s organizations can purchase this toolkit for $17.00. Contact us to order it. Learn more about the Emergency…

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Intimate partner violence in rural communities

While women from all backgrounds are subjected to many of the same forms of violence, intimidation, isolation and control from abusive partners, women of some communities and populations can experience systemic discrimination and face additional challenges in leaving the relationship. They may be more vulnerable due to a lack of resources and options for leaving.…

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Luke’s Place announces new advocacy and legal directors

Luke's Place

We are thrilled to announce that Emily Murray who has been the Luke’s Place Legal Services Director since April 2022, is stepping into the position of Legal Director at Luke’s Place as of January 5, 2023. Previously, Emily worked as a family law lawyer and as a panel lawyer for the Office of the Children’s…

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Help women and their children stay safe this holiday season!

Thanks to YOU, Ontario women were able to access support with their family law issues and receive important information about ongoing changes to court operations and services over the last year. As a result, more women had a better understanding of their legal rights, the family court process, and their legal issues. Women were more…

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This #GivingTuesday, join us in keeping women & their children safer after fleeing abuse

On Tuesday, November 29, 2022 we recognize the 10th annual #GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement created in 2012. We hope that you will support our work to increase women’s access to justice by providing timely and critical family law support services to Ontario women who’ve left abusive relationships, training and resources to support their advocates…

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Joint statement on the release of the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence

Roadmap for the National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Gender-based Violence

As advocates who developed a Roadmap for the National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence, we have been anxiously waiting for the release of this 10-year plan. This statement is our joint reaction to the federal government’s release on November 9, 2022, of its long-awaited National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence, which comes nearly two years after…

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16 days of action to eliminate violence against women

Follow us on Twitter for the next 16 days as we focus on key action to eliminate violence against women. The theme this year is “UNITE! To end violence against women and girls by 2030”. We’ll be focused on calling for the implementation of 16 key recommendations from the recent CKW Inquest. Join us in…

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