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).
In addition to the current and ongoing projects listed on our homepage, below are a number of past projects the Clinic undertook with various partners.
Migrant Women’s Rights
Migrant Women’s Right is a consortium, convened by the Clinic, of concerned service providers, agencies and researchers who work with women with precarious immigration status who are vulnerable to trafficking.
Risk Assessment Project
The Risk Assessment Project, funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario, took into account the complex lived realities of survivors and current understandings of gender-based violence (GBV).
Not Okay built on the independent legal advice (ILA) pilot project and worked in partnership with Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre at Women’s College Hospital, and Aboriginal Legal Services to provide women from underserved communities who experienced sexual assault with the services needed at familiar and frequently accessed locations.
A Luke’s Place project ran from April 2016 to January 2017, and provided women who experienced abuse and were involved in family court in Ontario with free summary legal advice through web-based video conference consultations with pro bono lawyers. Read More
Justice Done In 2011, the Barbra Schlifer Clinic held a provincial forum with advocates and legal professionals working in the area of violence against women. The resulting report went out to the community and funders with practical suggestions and interesting project ideas.
Read the reports:
- Blueprints Project for system change with Elizabeth Fry Toronto and WomanACT
- Women Speak Out, with Sistering, Working for Change and the Mennonite New Life Centre
- The provincial Family Court Support Worker training project, headed by Luke’s Place and Action ontarienne
- The CAW/VAW Protocol Steering Committee with the Ministry of Community and Social Services
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