Author: Luke's Place

Legal Support Worker/Family Court Support Worker

Luke's Place -- Change her experience. Change their lives.

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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810 Reasons to Support Luke’s Place

Great Canadian Giving Challenge

This June every donation to Luke’s Place increases our chances to win $10,000 through the Great Canadian Giving Challenge. The more often you give, the more chances we have. We can give you 810 reasons to donate to Luke’s Place.

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Laura Legge Award Speech: Honouring women subjected to violence


On May 22, 2019, our Legal Director, Pamela Cross, was presented with the Laura Legge Award by the Law Society of Ontario. The following is her award speech, in print and audio. I am deeply honoured to be receiving this

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Luke’s Place Direct Service Program Manager Job Posting – Maternity Leave

Luke's Place -- Change her experience. Change their lives.

Luke’s Place is seeking a full-time experienced, collaborative manager to coordinate the delivery of its innovative direct service programs and services in Durham Region. About Luke’s Place: Luke’s Place is the only stand-alone family law support centre in Canada for

Laura Legge Award: The work of Legal Director Pamela Cross recognized

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Last night, Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross received the Laura Legge Award from the Law Society of Ontario. From an interview with the Kingston Whig-Standard: “All of my work is on the issue of violence against women and supporting

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New unified family courts


The Ministry of the Attorney General has announced eight new Unified Family Court (UFC) locations that went into operation on May 13, 2019. These locations are: Belleville Cayuga Kitchener Pembroke Picton Simcoe St. Thomas Twelve judges have been onboarded to

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Earlier this month, Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan took a tour of Luke’s Place before presenting us with a cheque for $5,000. The donation came from proceeds from the Mayor’s Gala. Thank you, Pickering Mayor’s Gala, for the great support! Following

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Two articles about domestic violence

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Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, is featured in two articles this week. The murder of Dr. Elana Fric-Shamji by her husband two days after she filed for divorce “is a text-book case of what we already know. This is

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Survey: Family Law Training for Women’s Advocates in the GTA

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Do staff in your agency need training on family law/court issues? Unsure what family law issues a woman might have? Want tips on how to improve her safety and experience during the family court process? Due to recent requests we’ve

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Family court fee increases

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As of April 1st, 2019, the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) has implemented increases to some of the fees payable in a family court case. Most, but not all, of these fees are related to divorce applications. MAG has

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