Achieving a gender-based violence free Canada

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

After several months of intense work, Women’s Shelters Canada (WSC) today launches its Roadmap to a National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Gender-Based Violence.  Its report to guide the implementation of the NAP was submitted to Minister for Women and Gender Equality Maryam Monsef at the end of April, and the advocacy campaign…

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Job posting: Resource Support Coordinator

Luke’s Place Support & Resource Centre for Women & Children is the only stand-alone family law support centre in Canada for women who have been subjected to intimate partner violence. We provide direct services to hundreds of women and their children in Durham Region and Ontario every year and share our expertise with thousands of service providers…

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915 reasons to donate to Luke’s Place!

Mother and toddler

With your help, we could win $20,000!  From June 1 – 30, every dollar you donate through CanadaHelps gives us a chance to win $20,000. We can give you 915 reasons why you should donate.  That is the number of women we served from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. Help us continue to…

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A warrior for victims of domestic violence

Pamela Cross

Last April, Pamela Cross, our Legal Director, was awarded the J.A. (Alec) Corry Distinguished Alumni Award (for excelling in a career outside the traditional practice of law) from Queen’s Law. A virtual ceremony on May 20, 2021, celebrated this year’s Queen’s alumni award recipients with last year’s. Here’s Pam’s speech from the event: I am deeply…

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Join the Luke’s Place Board of Directors

Luke’s Place Support & Resource Centre for Women & Children is an award-winning non-profit centre of excellence devoted to improving the safety and experience of women and their children as they proceed through the complex family court system after fleeing an abusive relationship. We are the only stand-alone family law support centre in Canada for…

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Important update on LAO eligibility for abuse survivors

Legal Aid Ontario has announced that, effective May 2nd, it is no longer waiving financial and legal eligibility criteria for survivors of family violence. Please see the link below for detailed information about current LAO eligibility:

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