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 on the year...

Immigration

Immigration It’s a clear reversal of Canada’s previous leadership on helping women who face gender persecution around the world.  The Schlifer Clinic is concerned that changes to immigration and refugee law in Canada as reflected in Bills C-49 and C-31 will have dire...

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...

Jean Somar: 30 Years Devoted to Freedom from Violence

Jean Somar: 30 Years Devoted to Freedom from Violence Jean Somar: Retiring after 30 Years of Service as Office Manager at the Schlifer Clinic 34 years ago, the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic was founded with the goal of supporting women survivors of violence and...