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.
Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
- Do you know a woman who is being abused?
- Family violence when a women is sponsored by a spouse or partner
- My Safety Plan (helps people in abusive relationships create a safety plan)
- Elder Abuse: The Hidden Crime
CLEO’s Your Legal Rights
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:
- Rural Women’s Justice Guide, specifically for women living in rural areas.
- Domestic Abuse: Increasing your safety.
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
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.
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.