Category: Current events

November is Woman Abuse Prevention month. Everyday Luke’s Place, and many other organizations, work to prevent further gender-based violence in our communities. Join our efforts! Here are two campaigns to raise awareness about intimate partner abuse and to support for …

Woman Abuse Prevention: #LoveShouldntHurt and Wrapped in Courage Read More »

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Anyone wishing to make a claim for compensation under the CICB must submit their application by September 30th. After this date, some claims can be made to the Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP+). What is the CICB? Ontario’s Criminal Injuries …

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board closes: Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP) starts October 1 Read More »

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

Ontario Family Court Review: Luke’s Place submission Read More »

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

New unified family courts Read More »

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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 …

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

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