New resource: Toolkit for survivor’s friends and family members

If you are a family member or a friend of a woman with children who is leaving an abusive relationship, our newest toolkit, Supporting After Separation: A Toolkit of Legal Information and Resources for a Survivor’s Friends and Family Members is for you!   Below are some guiding principles in supporting a loved one who…

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The Walrus talks gender-based violence

On November 16th, Luke’s Place Advocacy Director was a guest speaker at the Walrus Talks Gender-Based Violence live and streamed event at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto, Ontario. The event, presented by the Canadian Women’s Foundation featured seven speakers discussing how we can change a culture that doesn’t have a good track record of…

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New toolkit for a survivor’s friends and family members

If you are a family member or a friend of a woman with children who is leaving an abusive relationship, Luke’s Place’s newest toolkit, “Supporting After Separation: A Toolkit of Legal Information and Resources for a Survivor’s Friends and Family Members” is for you. Guiding principles in supporting a loved one who is subjected to…

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A panel discussion: Criminalization of coercive control in Canada

Pamela Cross

The creation of a new coercive control offence in the Canadian Criminal Code is being explored following the tabling of two private member’s bills as well as the consideration of information and testimony shared during the study by the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on controlling or coercive conduct…

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Culleton, Kuzyk & Warmerdam (CKW) Inquest advocacy toolkit

Originally published October 25, 2022 Last updated May 30: As of today, 16 municipalities in Ontario have declared intimate partner violence to be an epidemic, in support of the first of the jury’s 86 recommendations. These declarations are largely the result of hard work by VAW organizations in each community — congratulations! For a complete list…

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Our updated and expanded Emergency Motions Toolkit

Luke's Place

We’ve recently updated our Emergency Motions Toolkit! The toolkit provides clear information for Ontario advocates assisting woman abuse survivors about how to create effective emergency motions for a variety of different situations. With the Emergency Motions Toolkit, you will: Women’s organizations can purchase this toolkit for $17.00. Contact us to order it. Learn more about the Emergency…

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We’ve updated & expanded the Emergency Motions Toolkit!

Luke's Place

We’re pleased to announce that we have updated and expanded the Emergency Motions Toolkit! The Emergency Motions Toolkit provides clear information for Ontario advocates assisting woman abuse survivors about how to create effective emergency motions for a variety of different situations. Contents include: emergency numbers and safety planning, applying for an emergency motion, information and…

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Safety for women & children

The content in this post is adapated from our recently updated After She Leaves Resource Manual. Click here to learn more about the manual. Assessing risk A woman will face one set of risks if she stays with a partner who is abusing her and a different set if she leaves. Leaving does not guarantee…

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