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From Justice Fryer. Please distribute widely. The following information applies to the Durham Region Courthouse, located in Oshawa: Until further notice, all court appearances are to be presumptively held virtually by Zoom as set out in the Notice to the …

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August 4/20 Update: As of August 5th, in some court jurisdictions, people involved in a family court case can file documents at every step of a case (whether the case is a new or an ongoing one) electronically. This new service …

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Luke’s Place is seeking a full time, experienced (minimum 3 years), Legal Support Worker/Family Court 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Technology abuse, sometimes called electronic abuse or online harassment, is a common tactic used by many abusers. It often takes the form of stalking and, as an advocate, keeping this in mind will help you support your clients. An Australian …

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Women have the right to use technology Eliminating the use of technology will isolate her from friends and family and limit employment and access to information and services. Tech safety planning helps a survivor use technology strategically. Make it a …

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It is no surprise to those who work with women fleeing abuse that many of their partners and former partners are using the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health protocols put in place to contain the spread of the virus …

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For many of us, the news that, before he shot and killed at least 22 people in rural Nova Scotia on April 18 and 19, Gabriel Wortman had assaulted his partner, was no surprise. There had been many hushed conversations …

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