Category: For service providers

Technology abuse, sometimes called electronic abuse or online harassment, is a common tactic used by many abusers. It often takes the form of stalking and, as an advocate, keeping this in mind will help you support your clients. An Australian …

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Women have the right to use technology Eliminating the use of technology will isolate her from friends and family and limit employment and access to information and services. Tech safety planning helps a survivor use technology strategically. Make it a …

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It is no surprise to those who work with women fleeing abuse that many of their partners and former partners are using the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health protocols put in place to contain the spread of the virus …

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Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre wants everyone supporting women fleeing abuse to have up-to-date information about what family law services and supports are available across Ontario at this time. Family Courts May 7/20 Update: The Ontario Court of Justice …

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This webinar looks at the issue of international abduction of children in the context of family violence, with a focus on steps a woman can take to pre-empt an international abduction as well as what she can do if her …

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Becoming fully competent in working in the spirit of reconciliation is a process. This tip sheet is intended to provide you with ideas to think about and for you, your colleagues and your organization to work towards over time. Community …

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If you are a newcomer to Canada or have sponsored your partner to come to Canada, immigration issues may arise when you and your partner separate. These can have an impact on your family law case, and your family law …

I’m new to Canada and my partner is abusive. What happens if I leave him? Read More »

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Many women who leave abusive relationships are dealing with multiple legal issues, each of which has an impact on the other(s). When there is a family law case, a child protection investigation, criminal charges and/or family members’ status in Canada …

Family law, criminal law and immigration issues: Webinar on intersecting legal issues Read More »

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Family violence continues and often escalates post-separation. This webinar explores post-separation abuse and strategies for managing it, including restraining orders and safety planning. What is a restraining order? How would someone get one? This webinar answers those questions and more. …

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At the 2019 Annual Gathering of Family Court Support Workers, Indigenous lawyers and leaders, Jeffery Hewitt and Bev Jacobs, discussed “Reconciliation and Indigenous Voices in our Work”. During this session, Jeffery made the point that FCSWs likely don’t see a …

Why do so few Indigenous women engage with the family law system? Read More »

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