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A Panel Discussion on the Nexus of Accessibility and Economic Empowerment

Date: Friday, March 15, 2024

Time: 8:30 AM

Location: CCUN, 2nd Floor

Risk Assessment and Safety Planning Tool for survivors of gender-based violence released by the Barbra Schlifer Clinic

Informed by a 3-year community-based research study, the online tool will be available to service providers across Canada to help them assess the risks of violence faced by survivors and to enhance safety planning.   Toronto, Ontario - Released this fall by the...

Decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in the case of Ahluwalia v Ahluwalia released today

Toronto, Ontario: July 7, 2023 - Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic is encouraged by the Ontario Court of Appeal’s recognition that “it is axiomatic that intimate partner violence must be recognized, denounced and deterred” and that “society, the legislature, and...

OBA Award of Excellence in The Promotion of Women and Gender Diverse People’s Equality

June 1, 2023 Deepa Mattoo, OBA Conference CentreGood evening, everyone. Today marks the beginning of Pride, and I am so proud of the Clinic's commitment to supporting trans and gender-diverse communities. Happy Pride to all. It is an honour to stand before you as this...

2023 Spirit of Barbra Schifer Award Recipients

 Dr. Wendy Cukier and Oyeyinka Oyelowo Announced as the 2023 Spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award Recipients The annual award acknowledges their commitment to protecting and advocatingfor the rights of survivors of gender-based violence.   Toronto, ON -- Barbra Schlifer...

DVDRC Announcement

Deepa Mattoo is among the 16 new members of the 2023 Domestic Violence Death Review Committee   The Office of the Chief Coroner is pleased to announce the new members of the Domestic Violence Death Review Committee (DVDRC). In June 2022, the...

#Women4GunControl

Open Letter: #Women4GunControl To: Justin Trudeau, Pierre Poilievre, Yves-François Blanchet, Jagmeet Singh, Elizabeth May  CC: Ron McKinnon, Raquel Dancho, Kristina Michaud, Paul Chiang, Pam Damoff, Iqwinder Gaheer, Peter Julian, Dane Lloyd, Glen...

That’s a wrap

December 16, 2022 - As the year wraps, we wish everyone a safe holiday season and thank you for supporting our work throughout the year. Before we close our doors for a much-needed and well-deserved break, I want to leave you with my final thoughts...

In solidarity with Indigenous families

December 6, 2022 – As we observe the 16 Days of Activism on GBV and the National Day of Remembrance and Action on VAW, the announcement of charges in the murder of four Indigenous women at the hands of an alleged serial killer linked to white...