Category: For service providers

August 4/20 Update: As of August 5th, in some court jurisdictions, people involved in a family court case can file documents at every step of a case (whether the case is a new or an ongoing one) electronically.┬áThis new service …

Supporting women to access family law supports during COVID-19 Read More »

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Since Gabriel Wortman killed 22 people in Nova Scotia in April, there has been much talk about what needs to be done to stop anything like this from happening again. While the police were slow with their acknowledgement, it is …

Laws alone are only part of answer Read More »

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Women living in rural and remote communities face unique challenges when they decide to leave an abusive relationship, including distance, lack of services, isolation and limited access to lawyers. This webinar presents tips and strategies for supporting women who are …

Webinar: Supporting women who live in rural and remote communities Read More »

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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 …

How can I support a woman who is experiencing technology abuse? Read More »

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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 …

Tech safety planning principles for service providers supporting survivors Read More »

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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 …

COVID-19, Gender-based Violence & Family Law Toolkit for Frontline Workers Read More »

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 …

Ways to prepare for, prevent and respond to an international abduction: Webinar Read More »

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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 …

Towards Reconciliation: A tipsheet for working supportively with Indigenous clients Read More »

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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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