“Responding to gender-based violence” panel

Luke’s Place Advocacy Director, Pamela Cross, participated in a panel discussion on gender-based violence at the 2024 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) conference held on January 21-23, 2024. The panel discussion, “Responding to Gender-Based Violence”, chaired by Mississippi Mills Mayor, Christa Lowry, was the first time this topic has been discussed at such a large…

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The Walrus talks gender-based violence

On November 16th, Luke’s Place Advocacy Director was a guest speaker at the Walrus Talks Gender-Based Violence live and streamed event at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto, Ontario. The event, presented by the Canadian Women’s Foundation featured seven speakers discussing how we can change a culture that doesn’t have a good track record of…

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A panel discussion: Criminalization of coercive control in Canada

Pamela Cross

The creation of a new coercive control offence in the Canadian Criminal Code is being explored following the tabling of two private member’s bills as well as the consideration of information and testimony shared during the study by the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on controlling or coercive conduct…

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November is Woman Abuse Prevention 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 what we are doing…

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Pam Cross featured in Pixel Project’s Inspirational Interview Series

Pamela Cross

Luke’s Place Pamela Cross was selected as the Pixel Project’s Inspirational Interview for October 2023. The Pixel Project is a completely virtual, volunteer-led global non-profit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using the power of the internet, social media, new technologies and…

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Written submission on criminalizing coercive control

Luke's Place

Coercive control appeared in the revised Divorce Act as part of the definition of family violence, requiring courts to consider it when making any decisions related to children and parenting. Since then, there have been discussions at the federal level about making coercive control a criminal offence.  The House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and…

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Oral submissions on criminalizing coercive control

Luke's Place

Luke’s Place has been closely following the issue of criminalizing coercive control in Canada. The federal government, along with its provincial and territorial partners, is currently conducting virtual panel discussions to receive feedback on this important issue. On September 28, 2023, Luke’s Place Legal Director, Emily Murray, participated in one of the virtual panels to…

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