If you have questions or feedback about any of the webinars listed here, please contact Leah at leah@endvaw.ca. You can also let us know what topics you would like to see covered in future webinars!

Upcoming WSC Webinars

Series on Family Law and Domestic Violence:

Parenting challenges for women with abusive ex-partners under the new Divorce Act
Part Two: The best interests of the child test
Thursday, January 13 2022, 2pm-3pm ET
This webinar is the second half of our two-part look at the impact of the revised Divorce Act on parenting issues for women who have left abusive partners (view the recording of part one here). In this session, Pamela Cross will focus on two requirements in the best interests of the child test: (1) that parents cooperate and communicate with one another and (2) that each parent encourages the children to have a relationship with the other parent. She will also look at what women can do if their kids don’t want to spend time with the father. As in part one, we will look at what the law says, the role of violence, and cases decided since the revised legislation came into effect in March 2021. Pamela Cross is the Legal Director at Luke’s Place in Ontario, a feminist lawyer, and a respected expert on violence against women and the law. Simultaneous interpretation into French will be available during this webinar. Register here.