Category: Current events

Submission on the Family and Civil Legislation, Regulations and Processes Review: Final comments

UPDATE August 7/19: Lead by OAITH, our submission was endorsed by almost twenty Ontario women’s organizations. Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General, Lindsey Park, has commenced a review of family and civil legislation, regulations, and processes. The review will explore

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Shorten the time to resolution in Ontario’s family court processes: Luke’s Place submission to Honourable Lindsey Park

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This is the third in a series of posts from the Luke’s Place submission to the review underway by the Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General, Lindsey Park, on family and civil legislation, regulations, and processes. Streamlining the processes to

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Reducing costs: Luke’s Place submission on Ontario’s family court review

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In this second post from the Luke’s Place submission on Ontario’s family court review by Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General, we consider the review’s goal of reducing the cost of the court process to families and taxpayers. Consider the

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Ontario Family Court Review: Luke’s Place submission

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A review of Ontario’s family and civil legislation, regulations, and processes by the Ministry of the Attorney General is underway. Submissions will be accepted until July 31, 2019. The review is looking at three key issues: direct family law matters

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Changes to the Divorce Act: What it can mean for women

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In the final dash to get legislation passed before Parliament recessed for the summer, only to head straight into an election campaign in the fall, some important bills managed to make it to Royal Assent. Any bills that did not

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After decades of waiting, women’s rights groups celebrate changes to the Divorce Act

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Ottawa, June 19, 2019—After decades of advocacy by women’s rights groups pressing for much needed changes to the Divorce Act, including by a coalition led by the National Association for Women and the Law (NAWL) and Luke’s Place, and the

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New unified family courts

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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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Exceptional contributions: Luke’s Place awarded by the Ontario Bar Association

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Oshawa, Ontario – The Ontario Bar Association recognizes Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre for Women and Children with the OBA Foundation Award. The award is presented to individuals and organizations that make: exceptional contributions to the improvement of the

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Law Society awards Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross

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PRESS RELEASE Oshawa, Ontario – Luke’s Place is pleased to announce that the Law Society of Ontario has recognized our Legal Director, Pamela Cross, as the 2019 Laura Legge Award recipient. “It is an honour to have been selected for

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Celebrate International Women’s Day by Celebrating Yourself

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This International Women’s Day celebrate all the hard-working women out there, including yourself! Check out our self-care checklist and our customizable self-care plan on FamilyCourtAndBeyond.ca. Both can be downloaded. Share these tools with the women in your life and celebrate

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