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There are significant differences between some cultural or religious family law and the civil family laws in Canada. It is important for women to know about these differences before they make any decisions about how they want to organize their …

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Evidence about family violence can be challenging to find: often, there are few witnesses, and many women don’t report the abuse to anyone. This webinar provides practical suggestions for how women can collect evidence of the abuse to which they …

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One of the most difficult things about working to make an organization inclusive is that every person has to be willing to get uncomfortable. We all learn things about ourselves when doing this work; sometimes things that make us squirm …

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All of the work we do is, or should be, framed by our agency’s policies and procedures. Policies are the guiding principles that set direction in an organization. Procedures are the specific actions or steps that are to be followed …

The journey towards inclusivity: Organizational structures – Part 2/3 Read More »

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The work of inclusivity requires us to look at ourselves, even when that may make us uncomfortable. Some of what is covered in these posts may seem basic to you and other ideas may be more than what your agency …

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In Canada, all decisions about post-separation arrangements for children are made using the best interests of the child test. Both Ontario’s Children’s Law Reform Act and the federal Divorce Act set out the criteria judges are to use when applying …

Webinar: What is the best interests of the child test in family law? Read More »

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Luke’s Place is seeking a full time, experienced (minimum 3 years), Legal Support Worker to provide professional delivery of its innovative programs and services to women who have been subjected to intimate partner abuse. Luke’s Place is the only stand-alone …

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The updated print format of the Family Court and Beyond Workbook is now available again for purchase. This popular resource for women who are fleeing violence provides detailed information on family court processes, issues and support, as well as the …

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Families change over time — kids get older and move out, parents get new jobs, remarry, have more children, lose jobs, want or need to move. Any of these changes could mean a woman or her ex-partner may need to …

Family law issues when families change: When to return to family court Read More »

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A good family court order or agreement about the arrangements for the children can facilitate a workable relationship between a woman and her ex-partner and lessen opportunities for post-separation abuse. The more details that are set out with precision in …

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