International Women’s Day 2023!

International Women’s Day is a global day to recognize and celebrate women’s and girls’ social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. It’s also a time to raise awareness of the progress made towards achieving gender equality and the work remaining to be done.

For Luke’s Place, that work continues to be raising awareness about and supporting women fleeing abusive partners as they navigate the family law process.

The Government of Canada’s theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2023 is Every Woman Counts.

Today and every day, we should celebrate the achievements women have and continue to make. We should also recognize our privilege compared to other women around the world and in our own communities.

Today, Luke’s Place recognizes all self-identified women regardless of their race, ethnic origin, socioeconomic status, religion, or sexual orientation. We honour you for your continued courage and strength and offer our support and empowerment through our services.

All our services are free and include the following:

  • A Legal Clinic for women throughout Ontario that provides free summary legal advice on family law issues
  • Legal Information Sessions for women throughout Ontario about various aspects of the family court process
  • Access to a Legal Support Worker (Family Court Support Worker) for women in Durham Region to offer support throughout their family court proceeding

If you are a self-identified woman leaving an abusive partner, we invite you to call us at 905.728.0978 ext.235 or toll-free at 1.866.516.3116 ext.235 or email us to learn more about our services or to book an appointment.

Walk-in services are available at our Courthouse Office at the Durham Consolidated Courthouse located at 150 Bond Street East, Oshawa, Ontario on Monday (9:30 am-4:30 pm), Wednesday (9:00 am-12:30 pm), and Friday (9:30 am-4:30 pm) on a first-come, first-served basis.

This International Women’s Day, give back to your community by supporting women fleeing abusive partners through the gift of volunteerism. To learn more about how you can help support the women we serve in our community, visit our Volunteer Page.

Every Woman Counts!