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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

Collecting Evidence

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

Best Interests of the Child test

October 29, 2019 – 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 the test.

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October 17, 2019 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place

Using FamilyCourtAndBeyond.ca

October 8, 2019 – Family court can be an overwhelming experience for anyone, but especially for women with children who are leaving an abusive relationship. This webinar introduces Family Court and Beyond, a workbook, organizer and website developed by Luke’s Place to assist women on this journey.

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October 8, 2019 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place

Divorce Act update

August 27, 2019 – Earlier this year, the federal government passed major amendments to the Divorce Act. This webinar explores those changes, especially as they relate to how arrangements for the children will be made, in the context of family violence.

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August 27, 2019 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place


Dealing with the Children’s Aid Society: what parents should know

May 31, 2019 12:00 p.m. to 1: 30 p.m. E.S.T – Learn about changes in Ontario law concerning child protection, under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act. This webinar covers the basic process when the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) gets involved with a family. As part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) […]

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May 31, 2019 (1 hour and 30 mintues)

Produced by:

METRAC