What is your lawyer supposed to do?

Have you left an abusive relationship? Or are you thinking of leaving an abusive relationship? Have you hired a lawyer to represent you in family court? Or are you thinking about hiring a lawyer to represent you in family court? Are you unsure of what exactly they’re supposed to do? We’ve got a resource for…

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What is intimate partner violence?

The term intimate partner violence (IPV) describes the abuse of power by one partner in a dating, common-law, married, or otherwise intimate relationship. This abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, financial, social, cultural, or a combination of some or all of these. This form of violence falls under the umbrella term/category of gender-based violence, which…

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Because of you: Two years of calling for action

On the Friday of a long weekend, more than 70 individuals gathered in Barry’s Bay, ON. Together, they recognized the second anniversary of the Culleton, Kuzyk and Warmerdam (CKW) inquest. About the gathering We joined Lanark County Interval House and EVA Renfrew County in hosting a community gathering on Friday June 28, 2024. This gathering…

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Pamela Cross recognized with a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

(Oshawa) At the June 27, 2024, Call to the Bar ceremony in Toronto, the Law Society of Ontario awarded a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) to Pamela Cross, former Advocacy Director of Luke’s Place, in recognition of her extraordinary achievement and leadership in the advancement of women’s equality. The Law Society awards…

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Our updated advocacy toolkit is available!

As we approach the second anniversary of the CKW inquest and the release of its jury recommendations, please join us in calling for action! We’re delighted to share an updated version of our advocacy toolkit to help you get involved. Background On the morning of September 22, 2015, in rural Renfrew County, Carol Culleton, Anastasia…

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Tips for building a new and safe co-parenting relationship

Abuse does not always end because a relationship does. If you have children with your ex-partner, you will need to build a new co-parenting relationship. It is important that this new relationship takes into account your safety. This can be challenging for many reasons. Here are tips for building a new, and safe, co-parenting relationship…

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FREE feminist law reform & media leadership e-learning!

Are you a Violence Against Women (VAW) service provider in Canada? Do you want to advocate for systemic change? Have you always wanted to write an op-ed or give an interview to the media? Are you worried you don’t have enough knowledge or skills? Then our two self-directed e-learning courses are for you! Feminist Law…

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