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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.

Date:

April 28, 2020 (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.

Date:

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.

Date:

August 27, 2019 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place


Immigration, Women and Violence: Making a Claim on Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds

Recorded on March 28, 2019 – Women who don’t have legal immigration status in Canada may have a close relationship with a child in Canada; and/or they are affected by violence, either in Canada or in their country of origin.  These situations make an application for permanent residence based on Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) grounds an […]

Date:

March 28, 2019 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

METRAC


Immigration Status and Relationship Breakdown: What Women Should Know

Recorded on May 29, 2017 – This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series discusses the different types of immigration status for non-citizen women in Canada and how status may be affected by their partner and the breakdown of their relationship.

Date:

May 29, 2017 (1 hour)

Produced by:

METRAC


Protecting Women’s Rights to the Family Home on Reserves: Important Changes for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Women

Recorded on March 23, 2015  – There are recent changes to the law with the goal of providing better safety, and access to the family home, for women and children living on First Nations reserves.  Both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women have new property rights on reserve when their relationship breaks down.

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March 23, 2015 (1 hour, 15 minutes.)

Produced by:

METRAC


Spousal Support Basics and Partner Abuse

Recorded on March 24, 2014. – This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series looks at who can get spousal support, what factors affect the amount of payments, and for how long. It looks at how domestic abuse or violence, during or after the relationship, can affect spousal support payments and gives some ideas on how to ensure fairness and safety.

Date:

March 24, 2014 (1 hour and 13 minutes)

Produced by:

METRAC


Supporting an Abused Woman to Write an Effective Affidavit

Recorded  on March 13, 2014 – Affidavits are court documents that allow the party to tell their story in detail to the court. This webinar will explore the different kinds of affidavits and how they may be used in a family law case.

Date:

March 13, 2014 (55 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place


Separation Agreements: A Plan to Move On After Separation

Recorded on March 7, 2014 – This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series takes a look at what a Separation Agreement is, what makes it legal, what it can and should include, and how it can help a woman structure money, child custody, and visitation issues with an ex-partner.

Date:

March 7, 2014 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

METRAC

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