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) series, the discussion is co-presented by METRAC’s Legal Director, Tamar...

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May 31, 2019
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1 hour and 30 minutes

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. This webinar provides...

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May 26, 2020
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1 hour and 15 minutes

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
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1 hour and 15 minutes

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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Pamela Cross is a feminist lawyer; a well-known and respected expert on violence against women and the law for...

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December 17, 2019
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1 hour and 15 minutes

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
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1 hour and 15 minutes

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. This webinar explains what each of those criteria are and mean and discusses differences between the provincial and...

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October 17, 2019
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1 hour and 15 minutes

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. Including legal information in plain language, tip sheets, checklists and more, this resource is...

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October 08, 2019
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1 hour and 15 minutes

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. It will discuss the new language that replaces the terms custody and access, the best interests of the child test and the definition of family...

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August 27, 2019
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1 hour and 15 minutes

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

Recorded on March 28, 2019 1:00 p.m. E.S.T. - 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 option.  This webinar...

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March 28, 2019
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1 hour and 15 minutes

How Survivors Of Partner Violence Can Work With Their Family Lawyer: what to ask for and what to expect

Recorded on March 11, 2019 - How can a survivor of intimate partner violence make the most of the working relationship with their lawyer in a family law case? How can misunderstanding and further trauma be avoided? This webinar will discuss best practices for an effective and efficient lawyer-client working relationship, and what survivor clients can and should reasonably expect and ask from...

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March 11, 2019
Length:
1 hour and 15 minutes