Author: Luke's Place

How can I support a woman who needs help from the Family Responsibility Office?

smiling girl hugging mother

The Family Responsibility Office (FRO) is a program of the Ministry of Community and Social Services that collects and distributes court-ordered child and spousal support payments. If the person paying support fails to do so, FRO can enforce the court

Tagged with: , , ,

Resources for women as they work with lawyers

hands on a book

How can a woman make the most of her time with a lawyer? How can she know if a lawyer is a good fit for her case? What can she do if she doesn’t feel that her lawyer is serving

Tagged with: ,

Remarks to the Standing Committee on Bill C-78

woman holds childs hand

On November 22, 2018, Luke’s Place testified as a witness before the Standing Committee on Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act. In collaboration with the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL), Luke’s Place prepared a

Tagged with: , , ,

Changing Canada’s Divorce Act: Luke’s Place remarks on Bill C-78

mom consoling toddler girl

The Bill C-78 hearing Luke’s Place and NAWL have submitted a Joint Brief on Bill C-78 and will testify as witnesses before the Standing Committee in Ottawa on Wednesday November 22 at 5:30. Our brief was endorsed by over 40 organizations,

Tagged with: , ,

How can a woman stop her abusive ex from stealing her identity?

woman's hands with laptop and cellphone and paperwork

We are all familiar with the tactic of financial abuse during a relationship. This abuse can continue and take on new forms after separation. One of those new forms is identity theft, in which the abusive partner steals his partner’s

Tagged with: ,

Job posting: Fund Development and Community Engagement Manager

Many hands

Luke’s Place is seeking a creative fund development and/or marketing professional to engage the community, corporations and foundations in supporting our innovative programs and services. We are looking for an energetic and dynamic individual with experience in community fundraising engagement,

Tagged with: , ,

Family Court and Beyond: Order Workbooks and Organizers for your clients!

Workbook and Organizer

Our beautiful Family Court and Beyond Survival Workbook and Organizer are now available for purchase. To limit our costs and keep the price low for agencies, the two booklets can be ordered only in sets of ten. Ten copies of

Tagged with: ,

Safety in your home

Family Court and Beyond workbook cover

Our two new safety resources on Family Court and Beyond will be helpful for women who are leaving home to escape an abusive partner or trying to keep safe in their family home once the abusive partner no longer lives

Professional development for family law lawyers: CPD accredited course on domestic violence

hands typing on a computer keyboard

The Luke’s Place online course, “Effective Lawyering with Clients Leaving Abusive Relationships”, is CPD accredited for 1 hour 20 minutes Professionalism Hours and up to 1 hour 10 minutes Substantive Hours. To register and pay online, visit our sign up

Tagged with: ,

Support Luke’s Place: Registration for DCF Walk closes Oct. 15

woman walking across road

A reminder to sign up soon for the Durham Community Foundation Walk to help raise funds for Luke’s Place. Pre-registration is required and closes Monday October 15. About the Walk When: Sunday, October 21st at 10AM. Lunch follows at 11:30AM Where: Deer Creek,

Tagged with: