This #GivingTuesday, join us in keeping women & their children safer after fleeing abuse

On Tuesday, November 29, 2022 we recognize the 10th annual #GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement created in 2012. We hope that you will support our work to increase women’s access to justice by providing timely and critical family law support services to Ontario women who’ve left abusive relationships, training and resources to support their advocates…

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Joint statement on the release of the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence

Roadmap for the National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Gender-based Violence

As advocates who developed a Roadmap for the National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence, we have been anxiously waiting for the release of this 10-year plan. This statement is our joint reaction to the federal government’s release on November 9, 2022, of its long-awaited National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence, which comes nearly two years after…

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16 days of action to eliminate violence against women

Follow us on Twitter for the next 16 days as we focus on key action to eliminate violence against women. The theme this year is “UNITE! To end violence against women and girls by 2030”. We’ll be focused on calling for the implementation of 16 key recommendations from the recent CKW Inquest. Join us in…

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Initial reaction to the joint declaration and framework for action on gender-based violence

Today, the federal, provincial, and territorial governments recognized the importance of the issues of gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against women (VAW). We appreciate that some of the recommendations from the GBV sector have been taken into consideration in this joint declaration and framework for action. However, this document itself is not a National Action Plan…

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November is Woman Abuse Awareness month

On November 25th we acknowledge the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and the first day of 16 Days of Action to Eliminate Violence Against Women around the world. At Luke’s Place, with your support, we work tirelessly to eliminate violence against women by increasing their access to justice. Below, we explore…

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Culleton, Kuzyk & Warmerdam (CKW) Inquest advocacy toolkit

Last updated: January 4, 2023 – Recommendation #10 calls on the provincial government to encourage municipalities to include IPV in their community safety and well-being plans (CSWBP). With much input from Lanark County, whose plan has included IPV since it was first written in 2018, we’ve created a tip sheet to assist you in working with your…

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Luke’s Place Legal Director featured on an episode of Alright, Now What?

On July 27, 2022, Luke’s Place Legal Director was featured on an episode of Canadian Women’s Foundation Podcast, Alright, Now What? hosted by Andrea Gunraj. The episode focused on discussing the recent groundbreaking trauma-informed Inquest into the 2015 triple femicide in Renfrew County. During the episode, Pam highlights one of the key recommendations from the…

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