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Volunteer Board Position

Become a Board Member Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic is a Toronto-based charitable organization that assists women from underserved communities who are experiencing violence or its aftermath. Through services such as legal representation, professional counselling and multilingual...

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COVID-19 SELF-CARE STRATEGIES

As a necessary precautionary measure, and to reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID-19, we modified how we deliver services on Monday, March 16, 2020. We know that the situation we currently find ourselves in is new and unnerving. For many of us, it will increase the intensity of...

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COVID-19 Plan

The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic is designated as an essential service. The Clinic remains open and accessible to clients both onsite and online until further notice. We are continuously taking measures to ensure the health and well-being of staff and clients.  Although most of...

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Not Okay: A Knowledge Sharing Forum

Over the past 30 years, the legal response to sexual violence has evolved considerably. High profile cases such as the 1999 Jane Doe Audit, the 2014 Jian Ghomeshi case in Canada, and the 2017 revelations about sexual violence by powerful men in the entertainment industry have created a huge...

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Ester: Defending her Right to Motherhood

The thought of having my second child taken from me left me feeling such profound pain and desperation, that I considered ending my life. I decided to go to church first. This is when the priest gave me the number of the Barbra Schlifer Clinic and turned my fate around completely. Ester,...

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The Clinic at the Supreme Court, November 12, 2019

The Schlifer Clinic at the Supreme Court of Canada intervening on two appeals regarding Anti-SLAPP Legislation On Tuesday, November 12th, the Clinic’s pro-bono lawyer Joanna Birenbaum and  Andrew Bernstein from Tory’s argued at the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of the Clinic in...

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