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CLEO's Your Legal Rights webinars are aimed at community workers and advocates who work with low-income and disadvantaged communities in Ontario.

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Emergency motions

May 26, 2020 – Women leaving abusive relationships often need family court orders quickly to protect their safety and that of their children, to have their children returned to them and/or to prevent abduction of their children by their abusive former partner. Emergency or ex parte motions are one way to get an order quickly, but bringing a successful one is difficult.

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May 26, 2020 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place

Supporting rural and remote women

April 28, 2020 – Women living in rural and remote communities face unique challenges when they decide to leave an abusive relationship, including distance, lack of services, isolation and limited access to lawyers. This webinar presents tips and strategies for supporting women who are facing these and other barriers, with a focus on women’s emotional and physical safety.

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April 28, 2020 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place

International abductions

March 24, 2020 – We live in an increasingly global community. As a result, families both pre- and post-separation, relocate more frequently. This webinar takes a look at the issue of international abduction of children in the context of family violence, with a focus on steps a woman can take to pre-empt an international abduction as well as what she can do if her children are abducted.

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March 24, 2020 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place

Intersections between family, criminal and immigration

February 25, 2020 – Many women who leave abusive relationships are dealing with multiple legal issues, each of which has an impact on the other(s). This webinar looks at the intersections among three common legal systems: family, criminal and immigration.

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February 25, 2020 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place

Presenting Evidence

December 17, 2019 – If family violence is to be considered by a mediator or judge, clear evidence of it must be presented. This webinar discusses the standard of proof in family court, what evidence is useful and how to present it in an effective way.

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December 17, 2019 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place


“Before You Sign”: A three part webinar series

This is a 3 part series of webinars produced as part of  YWCA St. Thomas Elgin Connecting Communities Project “Before You Sign”, funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario. About the Project Rural populations of immigrants, especially individuals who are not native English speakers, experience significant obstacles in obtaining accurate legal information due to factors […]

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December 11, 2019 (3 segments of 30 minutes each (approximately))

Produced by:

YWCA St. Thomas Elgin


FLEW Webinar: Mediation

Mediation is a legal process that can be used to resolve family law issues without going to court. This webinar will talk about the process and outcomes of mediation, as well as the benefits and disadvantages of choosing this approach to ending a relationship. This webinar is part of the Family Law Education for Women […]

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December 6, 2019 (1 hour and 30 mintues)

Produced by:

METRAC


Collecting Evidence: A webinar from Luke’s Place and CLEO

November 26, 2019 – Evidence about family violence can be challenging to find: often, there are few witnesses, and many women don’t report the abuse to anyone. This webinar provides practical suggestions for how women can collect evidence of the abuse to which they have been subjected as well as tips for frontline workers who are assisting women with this task.

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November 26, 2019 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place


Tools for helping people find good legal information: A webinar by CLEO on the Steps to Justice website

Recorded on November 13, 2019 (79 minutes) – This webinar is designed for social work and social service work students who will be helping clients find legal information in the course of their work. We will outline CLEO’s work in legal information, discuss the difference between providing legal information and giving legal advice, and demonstrate […]


Malicious misrepresentation

Recorded on October 20, 2019 – “Misrepresenting” or providing false information in immigration applications can have serious consequences, including removal from Canada. This webinar discusses what “misrepresentation” means under Canada’s immigration law and how it can affect immigrant women facing violence and abuse. It also gives practical tips on how women can protect themselves and […]

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October 30, 2019 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Produced by:

METRAC