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Recent Changes to the Law: The Divorce Act, Bill C-78

Recorded on March 29, 2021 – This webinar addresses the legislative changes to the Divorce Act Bill C-78:
This webinar will address:

New changes to The Best Interests of the Child legislation which have been added to the Divorce Act;
Specific reference to family violence as a factor in considering a Child’s Best Interests;

Date:

March 29, 2021 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Produced by:

METRAC


Preventing Bias in Service Delivery: A Child Welfare Lens

Recorded on March 25, 2021 – The webinar addresses the impact of the intersectionality of gender-based violence with unconscious bias through a Child Welfare Lens, you will learn about:

Equity Work is Emotional Work – Expanding our E.I. and not our I.Q
Identifying Systemic Barriers & Roots of Oppression
Unconscious Bias and Intersectionality through a Child Welfare Lens
Exploring Pathways to Social Justice within Gender-Based Violence
How to be an effective ally within the systems and structures?

Date:

March 25, 2021 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Produced by:

METRAC


Ontario’s new Children’s Law Reform Act: A webinar from Luke’s Place and CLEO

Recorded on January 25, 2021 – Ontario recently significantly revised its family law that deals with custody and access to align it with the federal Divorce Act. In this webinar, you will learn about the changes, with a focus on their impact on women fleeing abusive relationships.

Date:

January 25, 2021 (1 hour)

Produced by:

Luke's Place


Safety planning before, during and after separation – A webinar from Luke’s Place

Recorded on November 24, 2020 – This webinar examines key safety issues for women leaving an abusive relationship from the time the woman begins to consider separation, throughout the separation and family law processes and beyond, providing tips and strategies so women and their children can be and feel as safe as possible.

Date:

November 24, 2020 ()

Produced by:

Luke's Place


Relationships, rights and responsibilities – A webinar from Luke’s Place

Recorded on October 27, 2020 – There are significant differences in legal rights and responsibilities depending on whether people are married or living common-law. This webinar explores different kinds of intimate relationships, what the law requires and how people can craft their own agreements about how they wish to treat one another,

Date:

October 27, 2020 (53 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place


How to manage tech abuse with safety planning and family law: A webinar from Luke’s Place and CLEO

Recorded on October 2, 2020 – This webinar provides information on how technology can be used against women experiencing domestic violence and provides tips for survivors and advocates around safety planning, managing electronic communication and how to this may need to be addressed in Family court.
About our presenter
Pamela Cross is a feminist lawyer;

Date:

October 2, 2020 ()

Produced by:

Luke's Place


Family law and domestic violence during COVID-19

Recorded on June 30, 2020 – Many people have questions about how to get their family law matters addressed during COVID-19. What types of cases are the courts hearing and how are these cases being handled? How have access visits with children been affected? How can survivors of domestic violence stay safe?

Date:

June 30, 2020 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

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Supporting Rural Women Leaving Abusive Relationships – A webinar from Luke’s Place and CLEO

June 3, 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.

Date:

June 3, 2020 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place


Family law issues for LGBTQ families

Recorded on May 27, 2020  – This webinar addresses the particular family law issues facing LGBTQ families. In particular, we address:

What goes into the decision to parent for LGBTQ families?
How do LGBTQ people build families?
How is legal parentage established?
What are the particular challenges facing these families when relationships breakdown?

Date:

May 27, 2020 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Produced by:

METRAC


Supporting women with family violence and family law issues during COVID-19

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.

Date:

April 22, 2020 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place