All of the work we do is, or should be, framed by our agency’s policies and procedures. Policies are the guiding principles that set direction in an organization. Procedures are the specific actions or steps that are to be followed …

The journey towards inclusivity: Organizational structures – Part 2/3 Read More »

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November is Woman Abuse Prevention month. Everyday Luke’s Place, and many other organizations, work to prevent further gender-based violence in our communities. Join our efforts! Here are two campaigns to raise awareness about intimate partner abuse and to support for …

Woman Abuse Prevention: #LoveShouldntHurt and Wrapped in Courage Read More »

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The work of inclusivity requires us to look at ourselves, even when that may make us uncomfortable. Some of what is covered in these posts may seem basic to you and other ideas may be more than what your agency …

The journey towards inclusivity: Understanding the concepts – Part 1/3 Read More »

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In Canada, all decisions about post-separation arrangements for children are made using the best interests of the child test. Both Ontario’s Children’s Law Reform Act and the federal Divorce Act set out the criteria judges are to use when applying …

Webinar: What is the best interests of the child test in family law? Read More »

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Luke’s Place is seeking an experienced lawyer for the position of Legal Services Director. Working collaboratively with Pamela Cross, our Legal Director, this position supports professional delivery of innovative legal programs and services to women who have been subjected to …

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Executive Director, Carol Barkwell, introduced Pamela Cross, our Legal Director, before Pam received the Guthrie Award from the Law Foundation of Ontario on October 17. It is a tremendous honour to celebrate Pamela Cross today. I can think of no …

“Recognition such as this is powerful and revitalizing”: Guthrie speech by Luke’s Place ED Carol Barkwell Read More »

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On Thursday October 17, Pamela Cross, our Legal Director, was honoured with the Guthrie Award by the Law Foundation of Ontario. Her acceptance speech follows. Her speech was also vidoe-taped. Watch it on YouTube. I am deeply honoured to be …

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Luke’s Place is seeking a full time, experienced (minimum 3 years), Legal Support Worker to provide professional delivery of its innovative programs and services to women who have been subjected to intimate partner abuse. Luke’s Place is the only stand-alone …

Job posting: Legal support worker with Luke’s Place Read More »

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The updated print format of the Family Court and Beyond Workbook is now available again for purchase. This popular resource for women who are fleeing violence provides detailed information on family court processes, issues and support, as well as the …

Family Court and Beyond updated and available for purchase Read More »

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S.H. v. D.H., 2018 ONSC 4506: This case pertains to a property and contract dispute over a viable embryo. While they were married, the two parties purchased eggs and sperm with which neither of them had a biological connection. The …

Recent case tackles the question of who owns a viable embryo Read More »

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