This #GivingTuesday, join us in keeping women & their children safer after fleeing abuse

On Tuesday, November 29, 2022 we recognize the 10th annual #GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement created in 2012. We hope that you will support our work to increase women’s access to justice by providing timely and critical family law support services to Ontario women who’ve left abusive relationships, training and resources to support their advocates…

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Joint statement on the release of the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence

Roadmap for the National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Gender-based Violence

As advocates who developed a Roadmap for the National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence, we have been anxiously waiting for the release of this 10-year plan. This statement is our joint reaction to the federal government’s release on November 9, 2022, of its long-awaited National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence, which comes nearly two years after…

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16 days of action to eliminate violence against women

Follow us on Twitter for the next 16 days as we focus on key action to eliminate violence against women. The theme this year is “UNITE! To end violence against women and girls by 2030”. We’ll be focused on calling for the implementation of 16 key recommendations from the recent CKW Inquest. Join us in…

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We’re seeking a Legal Support Worker/Family Court Support Worker!

Luke's Place

Luke’s Place is seeking a full time, experienced (minimum 3 years), Legal Support Worker/Family Court Support Worker to provide professional delivery of its innovative programs and services to women who have been subjected to intimate partner abuse.  Who We Are  Luke’s Place is the only stand-alone family law support centre in Canada for women who…

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Job alert! We’re seeking a Communications Coordinator

Luke's Place

Luke’s Place, based in Oshawa, Ontario is seeking a full-time (18-month parental leave coverage) experienced Communications Coordinator to provide professional support to the Communications team. We are an award-winning centre of excellence in family law support for women who have been subjected to intimate partner abuse. We provide direct service to hundreds of women and…

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Tips for working with a lawyer

Two women talking at a table

Communication and preparation are probably the two most important elements of making your relationship with your lawyer work well. Below are some key tips for working with a lawyer. Come prepared Come to meetings with your lawyer with an agenda or a list of questions. Make notes about the abuse in your relationship to give…

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Effective communication after separation

mother and toddler

Communication between two people who have separated is often challenging. When there has been abuse, it will almost certainly be a challenge and may create safety concerns. You may find that your ex-partner is using contact with you as a way to continue the abusive power dynamic that you are trying to leave behind. Your…

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Initial reaction to the joint declaration and framework for action on gender-based violence

Today, the federal, provincial, and territorial governments recognized the importance of the issues of gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against women (VAW). We appreciate that some of the recommendations from the GBV sector have been taken into consideration in this joint declaration and framework for action. However, this document itself is not a National Action Plan…

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