Pamela Cross recognized with a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

(Oshawa) At the June 27, 2024, Call to the Bar ceremony in Toronto, the Law Society of Ontario awarded a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) to Pamela Cross, former Advocacy Director of Luke’s Place, in recognition of her extraordinary achievement and leadership in the advancement of women’s equality. The Law Society awards…

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Call for a review of mandatory charging policies

Mandatory charging policies, introduced over 40 years ago, take the responsibility away from survivors for deciding whether to lay criminal charges in cases of intimate partner violence (IPV). Police are directed to lay charges where they believe there is a reasonable likelihood of conviction. The hope when these policies were first introduced was that they…

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The Consequences of Using Violence

Luke’s Place Advocacy Director, Pamela Cross, is featured in the latest episode of She Is Your Neighbour. She Is Your Neighbour is a prevention project and storytelling series created by Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region to explore the realities and complexities of domestic violence by sharing stories from people of all walks of life.…

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Empower yourself while supporting women’s access to justice

We’re delighted to have the support of Womens Fitness Clubs of Canada (WFCC) at their Durham Region locations in Ajax and Pickering. Throughout the month of May, both locations will be offering two meditation workshops (Your Authentic Self and Manifesting Gratitude) hosted by Dawn Taylor and two introductory self-defense workshops. Meditation Workshops Self Defense Workshops…

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A step toward retirement

Pamela Cross - Guthrie Award speech by Carol Barkwell

Earlier this month Pamela Cross took an important step toward retirement as she transitioned out of the Luke’s Place Advocacy Director position. We are delighted that Pam will continue working with us on special projects. A journey together Pamela Cross is a tireless advocate for advancing women’s equality in law and society. She is a…

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Donor spotlight: 100 Women Who Care Durham Region

100 Women Who Care Durham Region Logo

Luke’s Place Fund Development Manager, Laura Oliver, had the honour of attending the first meeting of 2024 for 100 Women Who Care Durham Region. An incredible group of 91 women from across Durham Region gathered at the Abilities Centre in Whitby, ON. to hear from three impactful charities in our community. We are delighted to…

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