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The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic offers legal, counselling and interpretation services to marginalized and racialized populations of women who have survived violence.

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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.”

Deepa Mattoo

Executive Director, Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

Special Projects

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.

Public Education

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.

Legal Reform

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

Your support is important to the work we do today and every day.

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, the Clinic is following the direction of the Ministry of Health and reducing its on-site capacity to ensure the safety of all staff and clients and to do its part to slow the spread of the Omicron variant. As an essential service, we are committed to assisting the community therefore, a reduced number of people will be on-site to assist those in need of immediate support. Please continue to reach us through our Central Intake at 416-323-9149 ext 234 or by contacting us online at