Category: Legal news & strategy

Executive Director, Carol Barkwell, introduced Pamela Cross, our Legal Director, before Pam received the Guthrie Award from the Law Foundation of Ontario on October 17. It is a tremendous honour to celebrate Pamela Cross today. I can think of no …

“Recognition such as this is powerful and revitalizing”: Guthrie speech by Luke’s Place ED Carol Barkwell Read More »

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On Thursday October 17, Pamela Cross, our Legal Director, was honoured with the Guthrie Award by the Law Foundation of Ontario. Her acceptance speech follows. Her speech was also vidoe-taped. Watch it on YouTube. I am deeply honoured to be …

Guthrie Award acceptance speech by Pamela Cross 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‚Äôs Criminal Injuries …

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

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Today The Law Foundation of Ontario announced that Pamela Cross, the Luke’s Place Legal Director, is their 2019 Guthrie Award recipient! Congratulations, Pam! The Guthrie Award celebrates “exceptional access to justice champions”. Pamela is recognized for her “tremendous contributions to …

Legal Director Pamela Cross receives Guthrie Award from The Law Foundation of Ontario Read More »

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The new Child, Youth and Family Services Act shifts Ontario from a needs-based child protection system to one that is rights-based and allows all those who work with and serve children to place those children at the centre of decisions …

How will the changes to child protection legislation affect the women I support? Read More »

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Updated Oct. 30/10: Luke’s Place partners with CLEO to deliver family law information webinars on issues faced by women who have been subjected to violence in their relationship. The webinars are pre-recorded and will be posted to this website and …

Family law information: Luke’s Place & CLEO webinars 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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