Are accommodations are available at family court for a woman who has PTSD?

The courts, like all government and public institutions and agencies, are required to comply with Ontario’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, which is intended to ensure that all people with disabilities have full and equal access to all public

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How can I co-parent safely with an abusive ex-partner?

To maintain their control, abusers often seek shared custody of the children when the relationship ends. Today’s Parent interviewed Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, and other Canadian experts on ways to co-parent with an abusive-ex-partner. These include: Making a

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#loveshouldnthurt: Do it for love

Win $100. All you have to do is snap a picture of any sign, t-shirt, post card, poster, community bulletin board, or a creation of your own that says #loveshouldnthurt during the month of February. Upload it to Instagram and

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Opposing Bill S-202: Joint custody is dangerous when there is a history of abuse

On December 13, 2017, Luke’s Place Legal Director Pamela Cross made a submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs about Bill S-202. Pamela made the submission on behalf of the National Association of Women and the

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Recent case: Hague Convention

M.H.S. v S.M.G.T. 2015 CarswellBC 2351 In this case, the father of twins wrongfully removed them from Mexico to British Columbia. One twin has autism. When the mother brought an application under the Hague Convention for the return of the

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Job posting: Legal support worker with Luke’s Place

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 a unique resource

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New Luke’s Place toolkit for agencies providing family law support services

Does your agency provide women with: family law information support for preparing for court and managing legal bullying court and lawyer appointment accompaniments? If so, would you like to increase your capacity to deliver these services? Or, do you wish

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What is the Hague Convention and how can it help if my ex-partner takes our children out of Canada?

The Hague Convention is a tool to assist in having children returned who have been wrongfully removed from one jurisdiction that has signed the Convention to another that has also signed it. It is an international treaty, the full name

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How should I work with VWAP?

If you are a woman’s advocate who focuses on family law issues, it’s helpful to connect clients to your local Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) if an abusive partner is facing criminal charges. Keep in mind that: VWAP workers are

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Shared parenting and the safety of women and children: Luke’s Place delivers keynote at national conference

Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, presented at “Diverse Voices”, the 17th Annual Family Violence Conference. This year’s national event was held in Edmonton. Pamela was the keynote speaker on November 17, presenting on the trend of courts to order

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