Luke's Place in the news


April 13, 2021
Stevens urges MPPs to pass the Intimate Partner Violence Disclosure Act
MPP Stevens, Press Release

March 26, 2021
Calls for a unified family court system and further changes to Canada's Divorce Act
CTV News

March 16, 2021
'I didn't care who heard:' How the law fails child and youth survivors of family violence
City News

March 16, 2021
Daughter desperate to break the cycle of abuse
City News

March 8, 2021
This International Women's Day ensure that women's expert voices are centred in COVID-19 recovery plans
The Toronto Star

March 8, 2021
Why International Women's Day still matters
The Lawyer's Daily

January 15, 2021
Why divorce cases involving allegations of abuse still confound family courts
Chatelaine Magazine


December 6, 2020
'We haven't come very far' - YWCA Toronto and women's shelters call on government to address root causes of violence against women on Polytechnique massacre anniversary
The Toronto Star

November 26, 2020
Ontario's family law takes a step forward in protecting the vulnerable
The Toronto Star

November 24, 2020
New custody and access legislation increases safety for women and children fleeing abuse
Press release

November 14, 2020
Unrestrained: Why does he keep abusing? Changing the question about intimate partner violence
CTV's W5

November 11, 2020
"Vagueness is a gift to an abuser": What the Tories got right -- and wrong -- on Bill 207

October 15, 2020
Luke's Place in Oshawa makes recommendations to provincial committee about changes to Bill 207
Durham Radio News

September 2, 2020
Domestic violence on the rise amid coronavirus pandemic, says officials

August 4, 2020
LSO proposal to allow paralegals to provide family law services garners mixed reaction
Ian Burns, The Lawyer's Daily

July 30, 2020
Why Do Canadian Women Keep Dying at the Hands of Their Partners?
Sarah Boesveld, Refinery 29

July 14, 2020
Just who should deliver family law services in Ontario?
Pamela Cross, The Lawyer's Daily

July 9, 2020
A four year old is dead because the legal system failed to protect her from her abusive father
Toula Drimonis, The Conversationlist

June 30, 2020
Economic abuse: Hard to spot, Harder to recover from
Natasha Bulowski, Policy Alternatives

June 29, 2020
Technology can create problems as well as solve them
Pamela Cross, The Lawyer's Daily

June 18, 2020
Divorce Act delays jeopardize women and children 
Pamela Cross, The Lawyer's Daily

June 11, 2020
The Smarter and Stronger Justice Act could jeopardize access to justice for women fleeing abuse
Pamela Cross, Appearance before Standing Committee on Justice Policy - Bill 161

June 9, 2020
Divorce reforms delayed as experts brace for post-pandemic surge in divorces
Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press for CTV News, the Globe & Mail, Winnipeg Free Press, Waterloo Chronicle, National Newswatch, Kelowna Daily, Richmond News, National Post and

June 5, 2020
No Surge In Domestic Violence Cases During COVID-19 Lockdown — But It's Happening
Laurie H. Pawlitza, for Torkin Manes LLP and Financial Post

May 21, 2020
Will new Divorce Act keep women and children fleeing abuse safe? The cons
Pamela Cross, The Lawyer's Daily

May 9, 2020
Closed courts an obstacle for women fleeing abuse, Durham advocates say
Jeff Mitchell,

May 8, 2020
How To Help Someone Leave An Abusive Relationship During The Pandemic
Flannery Dean, Chatelaine

April 21, 2020
Justice Department 'working on responses' to custody issues during COVID-19: Monsef
Victoria Gibson, iPOLITICS

April 20, 2020
Forced to stay home with their abusers, Canadian victims of domestic violence must ‘choose between two pandemics’
Wendy Gillis, Toronto Star

April 17, 2020
COVID-19 is Making Canada's Domestic Violence Problem Worse
Sarah Boesveld, Chatelaine

April 17, 2020
It doesn't end just because she moves out
Pamela Cross, Luke’s Place

April 16, 2020
COVID-19 crisis complicates intimate partner violence issues, lawyers say
Ian Burns, The Lawyer's Daily

April 15, 2020
Women's equality advocate and legal expert on domestic violence wins 2020 Corry Award
Queen’s Law

April 14, 2020
COVID-19: Legal battles, sharing custody during the coronavirus pandemic

April 13, 2020
Her abusive ex won’t meet in public during the coronavirus pandemic. How can she pick up her kids?
Sandy Gerster, Global News

April 10, 2020
Whitby awards grants to groups helping offset the impact of coronavirus, Whitby this Week

April 9, 2020
Congratulations to four alumni trailblazers!
Queen’s Law

April 8, 2020
Staying home a curse for some
Chris Jones, The Oshawa Express

April 6, 2020
Domestic Violence During a Pandemic
The Agenda with Steve Paikin

March 29, 2020
When home isn’t safe: How coronavirus puts neighbours on front lines of abuse
Jane Gerster, Global News

March 25, 2020
GTA domestic violence groups brace for ‘perfect storm’ as abused women stay home amid COVID-19
Jim Rankin, Toronto Star,

March 20, 2020
COVID-19 measures may leave abused women 'trapped' at home
Reka Szekely,, Oshawa This Week

March 18, 2020
Women fleeing abuse affected by COVID-19
Pamela Cross, The Lawyer's Daily

March 16, 2020
It doesn't end just because she moves out
Pamela Cross, The Lawyer's Daily

March 13, 2020
Forward or Backward?
Pamela Cross, Canadian Women’s Foundation

February 18, 2020
Bill 161 could jeopardize access to justice for women fleeing abuse
Pamela Cross, The Lawyer's Daily

February 3, 2020
Durham police receive $9.5-million Ontario grant
Jennifer O’Meara,

January 7, 2020
Women in rural, remote communities get long distance legal help
Pamela Cross, The Lawyer's Daily



December 23, 2019
How lawyers can stay safe in family violence cases
Pamela Cross, The Lawyer's Daily

December 17, 2019
Family violence screening: What you don't know can hurt you
Pamela Cross, Luke’s Place for Justice Canada

November 28, 2019
The problem with family court
Esther, Gieringer, Owen Sound Hub

November 27, 2019
What you don't know can hurt you
Pamela Cross, The Lawyer's Daily

November 1, 2019
The Friday Brief: Managing Editor's must-read items from this week
Matthew Grace, The Lawyer's Daily

October 31, 2019
Increasing access to justice through lawyer education
Pamela Cross, The Lawyer's Daily

October 16, 2019
Women cannot afford another conservative government
Pamela Cross and Farrah Khan, Toronto Star (Opinion)

October 8, 2019
Women's rights advocate receives provincial award
The Oshawa Express

October 2019
Guthrie Award Speech
Pamela Cross

September 20, 2019
‘It was terrible’: Woman killed in machete attack testified in 2018 that estranged husband had assaulted her
Wendy Gillis, Toronto Star

September 11, 2019
Pamela Cross receives 2019 Guthrie Award
The Law Foundation of Ontario

September 11, 2019
Pamela Cross to receive Law Foundation of Ontario’s Guthrie Award
Law Times

September 11, 2019
Law Foundation of Ontario honours lawyer for access to justice work
John Chunn, The Lawyer's Daily

May 23, 2019
Outstanding Ontario legal professionals honoured at 2019 Law Society Awards ceremony
Law Society of Ontario Gazette

May 17, 2019
Advancing Women's Equality: Pamela Cross receives 2019 Laura Legge Award
Law Society of Ontario Gazette

May 2019
Luke's Place receives Pickering Mayor's Gala grant 
snapd Pickering May Edition

April 26, 2019
Monsef announces $246K in funding for Elizabeth Fry Society
Joelle Kovach, The Peterborough Examiner

April 26, 2019
Government of Canada announces investment in women's organizations in Ontario
Government of Canada News Release

April 26, 2019
Peterborough groups among 6 Ontario women’s organizations to receive $1.6M in federal funding
Greg Davis, Global News

April 23, 2019
Luke’s Place in Durham a provincial model for supporting women leaving abusive relationships
Reka Szekely,

March 27, 2019
Non-profit law clinic in Oshawa and Ajax wins OBA Foundation Award

March 25, 2019
Law Society of Ontario awards set for May 22
John Chunn, The Lawyer's Daily

March 22, 2019
Family law charity helping abuse victims recognized by OBA, LSO
Anita Balakrishnan, Canadian Lawyer

March 22, 2019
Spotlight set to fall on Ghomeshi case as judgment looms
Diana Mehta, The Hamilton Spectator

March 14, 2019
'Be a champion for yourself,' human rights commissioner advises recent calls, women
Amanda Jerome, The Lawyer's Daily

February 26, 2019
Ajax funding helps charities, thousands of residents
Keith Gilligan,

January 24, 2019
New project aims to help family courts protect victims of domestic violence
Zosia Bielski, The Globe and Mail; reprinted by the Canadian Domestic Homocide Prevention Initiative

January 15, 2019
Luke's Place needs volunteers to support Durham women who have experienced abuse, Oshawa This Week

January 5, 2019
At least 148 women were killed in Canada last year. How do we keep them safer?
Jane Gerster, Global News

January 4, 2019
Luke’s Place Support & Resource Centre for Women & Children
snapd Oshawa