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Resources For Survivors

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Resources For Survivors

The trauma of a sexual assault or abuse, whether for adults, children, or even family members of the survivor, can leave all parties feeling isolated and hopeless. The Lerners Sexual Assault and Abuse Team wants every survivor and their family to have access to all the resources they need to begin down a path of healing.

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Former Anglican priest says sexual relationship with parishioner was consensual

Nigel Packwood, a former Anglican priest in Manitoba who resigned in August 2016, has stated […]

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Lakefield College School

Private boys school sued for sexual abuse by former staff member

Two former students have come forward years after suffering abuse at the hands of Anglican […]

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Public employers should avoid gag orders

Public employers should steer clear of “gag orders”, Toronto personal injury lawyer Elizabeth Grace tells the CBC’s Go […]

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Harvey Weinstein case: Should confidentiality agreements exist?

Harvey Weinstein case: Should confidentiality agreements exist?

Powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been fired by the company he co-founded, stands […]

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Parishioner suing former Manitoba Anglican priest for alleged sexual exploitation

A woman, represented by Lerners Lawyer Elizabeth Grace, is suing her former priest, Nigel Packwood, […]

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Missed opportunities when derivative claims for sexual abuse aren’t considered

Both physical and psychological injuries affect survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault directly. But […]

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Civil suit gives sexual abuse victims more control

Civil lawsuits give sexual abuse survivors a degree of control and accountability that they cannot […]

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Sexual Abuse Victims

Ontario Government Introduces Rule Changes that Help Sexual Abuse Victims

In May 2015, I made written and oral submissions to the Ontario Government’s Select Committee […]

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When A Criminal Defence Must Yield To Civil Protections: The Use Of Compelled Documentary Productions From A Civil Lawsuit

Because sexual assault is a recognized wrong in many areas of our substantive law, it […]

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