When men kill their partners, warning signs often missed

"I think we are quite good at identifying who is high-risk," said Pamela Cross, legal director at Luke's Place. "I think the challenge is: so then what do we do about that."

Posted:
January 09, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

La Chronique juridique - L'édition de l'Automne-Hiver 2016

Topics in the Fall-Winter 2016 edition of La Chronique juridique (in French only) include child support and social assistance benefits, and sexual/domestic violence victims and tenancies.

Posted:
December 21, 2016
Article source:
Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell Inc.

December 12: Access to housing in the context of domestic violence

When: Monday, December 12, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium,  285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

RSVP to reserve a seat: 345-7802 or goodfoodbox@tbaytel.net

The purpose of this session is to discuss the Special Priority Policy (SPP) and the new Portable Housing Benefit (PHB) as it applies to women leaving abusive partners.

Posted:
November 30, 2016
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

Proposed bill would provide 10 paid days off for victims of sexual, domestic violence

Ontario Labour Minister Kevin Flynn supports the NDP private member's bill and unions for changes to support those in crisis.

Posted:
November 28, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

André Picard: Spanking has no place in Canada, period

There have been numerous attempts to scrap the law over the years, including 17 private members' bills since 1994, but all have failed.

Posted:
November 22, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Durham Community Legal Clinic October 2016 newsletter is now available

Topics covered in this issue include social work service at the clinic, domestic violence and immediate legal advice, changes to social assistance, and changes to RTA for sexual and domestic violence. 

Posted:
November 08, 2016
Article source:
Durham Community Legal Clinic

November 7 & November 21: Legal Options After Sexual Assault, Thunder Bay

When: Part I: Monday, November 7, 2016, 9:30 a.m. - noon; Part II: Monday, November 21, 2016, 9 a.m. - noon

Where: Elevate NWO, 102-106 Cumberland St. N., Thunder Bay

Reservations: (807) 345-7802 or goodfoodbox@tbaytel.net

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre in Thunder Bay invites you to their free information session for service providers and women in the community.

Posted:
October 27, 2016
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

Family violence stressed as a serious public health issue in Canada

Canada's Chief Public Health Officer has drawn attention to the "long-lasting and widespread" impact on health of crimes that are under-reported and seldom discussed.

Posted:
October 21, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

CLEO offers live chat assistance on the Your Legal Rights website

As of October 11, 2016 CLEO is piloting the integration of limited daily hours of live chat assistance that will guide users of the Your Legal Rights (YLR) website towards online content and/or service listings that are relevant to their legal question or problem.

Posted:
October 11, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Reasonable Doubt: Changes to Ontario tenancy law designed to help survivors of domestic abuse and violence

Jonathan Robart of Scarborough Community Legal Services explains how changes to the RTA affect persons experiencing sexual or domestic violence and/or abuse.

Posted:
September 28, 2016
Article source:
NOW