We know that this moment in time is unnerving. We are all in this situation together, so please remember how important it is to support one another.

As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to evolve globally, we are taking some immediate, precautionary measures to preserve and promote the health of our clients, staff and other community members.

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.

The Schlifer Clinic offers legal, counselling and interpretation services to marginalized populations of women who have survived violence. Our experienced lawyers, counsellors and interpreters have years of training, come from a range of backgrounds, and have helped women from many diverse communities in many kinds of situations.



Interpretation Services

If English is not your first language, we will provide free interpretation.


Founded in 1985, the Clinic has helped more than 80,000 women to live free from violence.

In addition to the direct services provided, the Clinic takes a multi-faceted approach to the eradication of violence against women through its public education, training, community development and its national and international policy and advocacy work.

On the background of lost life, it is easier 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 death and loss of dignity.

Deepa Mattoo, Executive Director

Projects and Programs

The Schlifer Clinic is a leader in the violence against women services field. We are active in a  number of projects and programs geared toward providing survivors of gender-based violence with the services they need to access the justice system while taking into consideration the complex lived realities of survivors and current understandings of gender-based violence (GBV).

High Need Case Management

Risk Assessment


Criminalization of Women

Annual Tribute

Hosted by Blakes, the Annual Tribute is a truly inspiring evening that brings together an influential and diverse collection of people determined to inspire change.  

Host an Event

Turn an enjoyable social gathering into a fundraiser for a great cause. Organize an event, such as a dinner or a walk, and name the Schlifer Clinic as your charity of choice.


Become a volunteer today. Volunteers are essential to the services and programs the Schlifer Clinic is able to provide each and every day.The commitment and energy of our volunteers directly reflect their determination to help women build lives free of violence.


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