The McLean and George Lunan Foundations Help Broaden Our Reach

The McLean and George Lunan Foundations Help Broaden Our Reach
Pelican Lake, Sioux Lookout
Sioux Lookout, looking into Pelican Lake from First Ave. South

Pelican Lake, Sioux Lookout

Luke’s Place is thankful to receive support from The McLean Foundation and The George Lunan Foundation. Their recent grant contributions improve access to justice for rural and remotely located women, and their children, who have been subjected to abuse.

These funds expand the availability of the comprehensive Luke’s Place Family Law Service Delivery Model Toolkit, which includes legal education tools and resources for clients as well as policy and procedural templates for agencies serving woman abuse survivors.

Support from The McLean Foundation and The George Lunan Foundation also increases community workers’ access to professional development opportunities, enhancing services for women and their children.

Most recently, these funds allowed the Luke’s Place team to deliver training in Sioux Lookout in Northwestern Ontario. Agencies attending serve Indigenous families, Francophone families and rural and remote communities in the Sioux Lookout, Dryden and Fort Frances regions. Workers from Sault Ste. Marie joined the event by web conference.

We delivered another training earlier this fall in Thunder Bay.

These in-person events are complemented by an online course, which includes extensive legal information, court support tips, online and in-person learning activities, and downloadable resources for workers and clients.

This training package covers family law issues and processes and introduces workers to the Luke’s Place Virtual Legal Clinic, our service that connects women to lawyers via video conferencing for free summary legal advice. The Virtual Legal Clinic increases access to justice in regions where legal advice is hard to come by.

Every dollar supports our work in Ontario to get safer and improved family law outcomes for women and children who have been subjected to abuse.

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