You're not alone
The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic offers legal, counselling and interpretation services to marginalized and racialized populations of women who have survived violence.
The Clinic is committed to helping diverse women (self identified), non-binary, intersex, and Two Spirit people live free from violence by offering a variety of services. Our diverse, skilled and compassionate staff come from a range of backgrounds, and have helped women from diverse communities navigate many kinds of complex situations.
Supporting you during COVID-19
As an essential service, our offices will remain open. While a number of our staff are working remotely, we remain fully available to our clients by phone and email.
As circumstances surrounding this pandemic are evolving by the hour, we will continue to review our approach daily and provide updates as appropriate.
“On the background of lost life, it is easy to see how the gender-based violence crisis is like a virus that has been eating away at the rights of women for centuries, causing loss of dignity and death.”
The Clinic takes a multi-faceted approach to eradicate violence against women through its services, public education and advocacy efforts. Special Projects play an integral role in filling identified gaps in service provision experienced by the racialized and marginalized populations to whom we provide our services.
#AndMeToo advocates for the most marginalized women in Canada, who are unable to cope with the social and economic costs of defending their rights in situations of harassment, sexualized violence, or economic coercion at work.
High-need clients are referred to case managers by their primary workers at the Clinic. These individuals are experiencing significant barriers to service, and face multiple forms of discrimination and systemic violence.
The Criminalization of Women Project addresses the disproportionate impact of the law on women who identify intimate partner and sexual violence against them, but then find themselves facing criminal and other consequences.
Funded by WAGE Canada, and in partnership with agencies across Canada, researchers and survivors of violence, the Clinic is developing practices, frameworks and resources for gender-based violence risk identification and assessment.
The Clinic offers a number of resources that are available to download. In addition we host a number of trainings, webinars, seminars and events that are geared toward educating the public on issues relavant to gender-based violence.
The Clinic is a resource on legal issues relevant to victims of violence. We raise our voice on a number of important legal issues so that all women can build lives free from violence, and provide expertise to other community agencies working with women experiencing violence.
Statements and Submissions
The Clinic actively works with all levels of government, UN agencies, and international bodies to change the social conditions that generate and perpetuate violence against women.
We need your support
To continue providing the breadth of services to our clients and doing the important advocacy work, we need your support.
Please join us on our mission.