Category: Luke’s Place activities

Law Society awards Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross

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PRESS RELEASE Oshawa, Ontario – Luke’s Place is pleased to announce that the Law Society of Ontario has recognized our Legal Director, Pamela Cross, as the 2019 Laura Legge Award recipient. “It is an honour to have been selected for

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Hamm Foundation supports Durham Region Family Law Resource Room

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Thank you to the Calvin and Frances Hamm Foundation for their generous donation to the Luke’s Place Family Law Resource Room! The Resource Room is a safe and private work space for our clients as they prepare court documents. Located

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Luke’s Place Virtual Legal Clinic continues thanks to our supporters!

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The Virtual Legal Clinic serves women in rural and remote communities of Ontario. Foundation grants and lawyers providing freely of their time have allowed Luke’s Place to continue to offer this unique service to isolated women who have been subjected

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Extending access to justice in Durham: Thanks to local foundations!

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Thank you to the Durham Community Foundation and the William F. Hayball Foundation for contributing to Luke’s Place. Because of this support, more women and children leaving abuse will receive free legal support. Through DCF, the Ajax Community Fund contribution

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Family Court Support Workers: Celebrating an effective response to violence against women

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Workers in Ontario’s shelters for women and children fleeing abuse have been providing support to women involved with family court for decades. Occasionally funded through short-term grants, sometimes with resources provided by community fund-raising and often just tacked on to

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Remarks to the Standing Committee on Bill C-78

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On November 22, 2018, Luke’s Place testified as a witness before the Standing Committee on Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act. In collaboration with the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL), Luke’s Place prepared a

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Changing Canada’s Divorce Act: Luke’s Place remarks on Bill C-78

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The Bill C-78 hearing Luke’s Place and NAWL have submitted a Joint Brief on Bill C-78 and will testify as witnesses before the Standing Committee in Ottawa on Wednesday November 22 at 5:30. Our brief was endorsed by over 40 organizations,

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Support Luke’s Place: Registration for DCF Walk closes Oct. 15

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A reminder to sign up soon for the Durham Community Foundation Walk to help raise funds for Luke’s Place. Pre-registration is required and closes Monday October 15. About the Walk When: Sunday, October 21st at 10AM. Lunch follows at 11:30AM Where: Deer Creek,

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Ontario Family Court Watch: An invitation to organizations

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The problem When a woman leaves an abusive relationship, family court outcomes can play a key role in improving the safety and quality of her life and that of her children. However, the family law system can also increase risk

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Durham Community Foundation Walk: October 21

Please join us for the 2018 Durham Community Foundation Walk and help raise funds for Luke’s Place! When: Sunday, October 21st at 10AM. Lunch follows at 11:30AM Where: Deer Creek, 2700 Audley Road, Ajax How: Register on online Pre-registration is required by Monday October

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