Toronto, Thursday, July 26, 2018 – The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic supports the motion put forward by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam to create an intersectional gender equity strategy and gender equality office for Toronto.

Since 1985, the Clinic has worked with the marginalizedpopulations of women identified by Councillor Wong-Tam, to provide them with the legal, counselling and interpretation services they need to escape violence. Over the years, we have witnessed a steady increase in the number of women calling on the Clinic for help. In 2017, we assisted 4,700 women. In 2018, we assisted 7,000 women – a shocking 49 per cent increase over the previous year.

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