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Violence Against Women: Health and Justice for Canadian Muslim Women

Luke’s Place Legal Director Pamela Cross has recently completed a project with the Canadian Council of Muslim Women. Pamela conducted research and wrote a paper that examined four aspects of violence against women in Canadian Muslim communities: female genital cutting,

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Luke’s Place Launches Our Training Website

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Luke’s Place has launched a training website for service providers who support women abuse survivors: LukesPlaceTraining.ca Workers who participate in many of our in-person trainings will gain access to further resources on this online space. The site will also host

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Luke’s Place webinar: Understanding the intersections and conflicts among family, criminal and immigration law

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Many women who have left abusive relationships find themselves involved in several, sometimes conflicting, legal systems. This webinar examines family, criminal and immigration law from this perspective, with a focus on gaps and conflicts, so frontline workers can better support

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Information About Victim Impact Statements

Many women find themselves involved in criminal as well as family court. Women whose partners have been found guilty of a criminal charge related to abuse may wish to complete a Victim Impact Statement. A recent webinar on Your Legal

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Luke’s Place webinar: Understanding the best interests of the child test

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All custody and access decisions are made using the best interests of the child test, as set out in section 24 of the Children’s Law Reform Act. The test has a number of factors that judges are required to consider

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Luke’s Place Webinar: Restraining orders

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Our webinar on restraining orders, designed for service providers, provides tips about how and where women can gather evidence to support their application as well as suggestions about safety planning both before and after the restraining order is obtained. This

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Evidence required for a permanent restraining order

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Courts do not issue permanent restraining orders readily, but they are possible to obtain. The court must be satisfied that the woman’s fear is both reasonable and ongoing and that there is little or no reason to think that fear

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Tips for serving family court documents on an abusive former partner

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All court documents prepared by a woman in her case must be served on her former partner before the case can move forward. Different documents and circumstances require different kinds of service. The rules about document service can be found

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Luke’s Place Webinar: Supporting an Abused Woman to Write an Effective Affidavit

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Luke’s Place offers a webinar on affidavits designed to aid service providers as they support women who must prepare affidavits for their family law case. The presentation uses custody and access as a framework and covers: the different kinds of

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Are family court orders enforceable on First Nation reserves?

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Having provincial family court orders enforced on First Nation reserves is not simple. This is because First Nations fall under federal jurisdiction, according to the terms of the Indian Act of 1985. As a result, provincial court orders of any

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