Our updated and expanded Emergency Motions Toolkit

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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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Culleton, Kuzyk & Warmerdam (CKW) Inquest advocacy toolkit

Last updated: January 4, 2023 – Recommendation #10 calls on the provincial government to encourage municipalities to include IPV in their community safety and well-being plans (CSWBP). With much input from Lanark County, whose plan has included IPV since it was first written in 2018, we’ve created a tip sheet to assist you in working with your…

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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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Self-employed financial disclosure – Part One

Please take a look at our new resource, a two-part series on supporting women who are dealing with a self-employed ex-partner. Part one will provide an overview of the T1 income tax return and some general tips on supporting women who are reviewing a self-employed party’s financial statement, tax returns and supporting documentation. Part two…

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How can I support a woman to navigate mental health concerns during family court proceedings?

Women who have been subjected to intimate partner violence or have left an abusive relationship often experience high rates of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma. Because women are exposed to multiple, frequent and sometimes unrelenting traumatic events both during the abusive relationship and after leaving, the impact on their mental health can be…

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How can I support a woman who is dealing with multiple issues of mental health and substance use as well as abuse by her partner?

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Violence against women services generally are seeing more and more women with co-occurring issues. There are a number of reasons for this: As other community services become underfunded and over-extended, they are referring clients to VAW services Women who have been subjected to abuse and are also dealing with mental health or substance use issues…

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After She Leaves: Manual & training details

We were delighted to launch our new online training and resource manual for those who support women involved in the family court system. Both the online training and resource manual cover changes to the Divorce Act and Ontario’s Children’s Law Reform Act (CLRA), as well as the evolving situation in the family courts and related…

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After She Leaves

It’s here! On April 25, 2022, Luke’s Place launched its updated After She Leaves online training and resource manual for new and experienced workers supporting women involved in the family court system. Both the online training and resource manual cover changes to the Divorce Act and Ontario’s Children’s Law Reform Act (CLRA), as well as…

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Family court operations: Guide for the pandemic

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Luke’s Place has updated our resource that guides women and workers on Ontario’s family court operations. Download the latest version of Family Court Operations now. About this resource In March 2020, family courts moved quickly and efficiently to ensure their operations were consistent with provincial public health protocols put in place to limit spread of…

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