Abuse and family violence – More legal information

Do you need to leave your rental home quickly due to violence?

Read our LEARN Law Newspaper Column, Ending a Tenancy Early Due To Domestic or Sexual Violence, to learn how you can give short notice to leave your rental unit without penalty.

You can also find information on moving out quickly due to abuse at Steps to Justice.

Other resources

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)

CLEO’s Your Legal Rights

They have information on Abuse and Family Violence, which includes information about partner abuse, elder abuse, child abuse and peace bonds and restraining orders.

Family Court and Beyond – Luke’s Place

The Family Court Survival Workbook for women leaving abusive relationships provides information on legal issues and family court processes, how to provide evidence of abuse, and completing court documents. There are downloadable checklists, and an organizer.

DAWN Ontario – Disabled Women’s Network Ontario

DAWN is an organization created with a mission to end poverty, isolation, discrimination and violence experienced by women with disabilities and Deaf women. They offer tips on Safety Planning, and other violence resources, among other fact sheets.

Ontario Women’s Justice Network

The Ontario Women’s Justice Network is an online legal resource for women’s organizations and individuals working on issues related to justice and violence against women and children. Their resources include:

Pamela Cross’s Blog

This Canadian feminist lawyer and women’s advocate writes a blog about violence against women and the justice system.

Resources for family law lawyers

What you don’t know can hurt you: The importance of family violence screening tools for family law practitioners – From Justice Canada, written by Luke’s Place

Luke’s Place – webpage for lawyers offering training, resources and pro bono opportunities

Elder Abuse

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)

They provide information about elder abuse and links to publications.

Elder Abuse Ontario

Elder Abuse Ontario has information and links about elder abuse.

Financial Abuse

Find resources for seniors experiencing financial abuse on our Seniors’ issues – More legal information page, under Consumer Resources heading.

Ontario Ministry of Seniors Affairs

They have information about elder abuse including what to do if you or a senior you know is being abused. They also have a safety planning checklist and links to more resources.

National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)

They have information on preventing and intervening in situations of financial abuse. See their Tools page for more resources.