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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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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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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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Executive Director, Carol Barkwell, introduced Pamela Cross, our Legal Director, before Pam received the Guthrie Award from the Law Foundation of Ontario on October 17. It is a tremendous honour to celebrate Pamela Cross today. I can think of no …

“Recognition such as this is powerful and revitalizing”: Guthrie speech by Luke’s Place ED Carol Barkwell Read More »

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Luke’s Place is seeking a full time, experienced (minimum 3 years), Legal Support Worker to provide professional delivery of its innovative programs and services to women who have been subjected to intimate partner abuse. Luke’s Place is the only stand-alone …

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The updated print format of the Family Court and Beyond Workbook is now available again for purchase. This popular resource for women who are fleeing violence provides detailed information on family court processes, issues and support, as well as the …

Family Court and Beyond updated and available for purchase Read More »

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Family court can be an overwhelming experience for anyone, but especially for women with children who are leaving an abusive relationship. This webinar introduces Family Court and Beyond: a workbook, organizer and website we have developed to assist women on …

A family law resource for women leaving abuse: Webinar about Family Court & Beyond Read More »

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Lavie v. Lavie, 2018 ONCA 10: The appellant father appealed a 2015 trial decision, raising more than 20 grounds, including the trial judge’s imputation of income to him but not to the respondent mother. The parties began living together in …

Recent case: When to impute income Read More »

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Today The Law Foundation of Ontario announced that Pamela Cross, the Luke’s Place Legal Director, is their 2019 Guthrie Award recipient! Congratulations, Pam! The Guthrie Award celebrates “exceptional access to justice champions”. Pamela is recognized for her “tremendous contributions to …

Legal Director Pamela Cross receives Guthrie Award from The Law Foundation of Ontario Read More »

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Unfortunately, many abusers are not yet ready to give up their power and control after the couple separates so the abuse continues. This is often referred to as post-separation abuse. Women may have to deal with ongoing issues for months …

Managing post-separation abuse Read More »

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