2021 Spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award

Countdown to Award Nomination Deadline!








2021 Spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award: Call for Submissions

In May 2012, the Barbra Schlifer Clinic launched its first Spirit of Barbara Schlifer Award.  This award was historically presented at our Annual Tribute fundraiser. The Clinic is happy to present the 9th annual Spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award. This year’s award winner will be announced in June 2021 as part of our online 2021 Spirit of Schlifer Campaign.


Do you know a remarkable woman?

The nominee is selected based on her outstanding commitment to disrupting gender-based violence and supporting women, those who self-identify as “woman,” including cisgender, transgender, intersex, Two Spirit and gender non-conforming folks, who want to build lives free from violence through increased access to justice and other systems. She is recognized for advocacy in the violence against women’s sector through her paid employment, community leadership or volunteer work. The successful candidate’s work will exemplify her understanding of the important intersections of gender, race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, geographic isolation/disadvantage, disability, and religious belief in building lives free from violence.

Please find the application at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SBSAWARD21

Application Deadline: May 28, 2021


The 2021 Spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award Winner will receive:

  • 2021 Spirit of Barbara Schlifer Plaque
  • Recognition in the online 2021 Spirit of Schlifer Campaign Digital Program
  • Video of candidate accepting the 2021 Spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award to be posted on campaign landing page
  • Acknowledgement in Clinic’s social media channels
  • Acknowledgement in Clinic’s 2021 Annual Report


About the Spirit of Schlifer Campaign

The campaign was launched in the spring of 2020, once it became clear that the COVID-19 pandemic would impact the Clinic’s services longer than a few weeks. We needed to work swiftly and made the decision to cancel our largest fundraising event, the Annual Tribute and instead launched the Spirit of Schlifer Campaign online.  The newly formatted campaign brought together past and present supporters of the Clinic and raised more than $98,000. These funds were instrumental in creating new and innovative ways to meet the need of our clients during the pandemic.

As an essential service, we are committed to keeping our doors open, physically and virtually, to women who need our help. This year’s second annual Spirit of Schlifer campaign has a goal of reaching $180,000 to enable us to continue to provide vital legal, counselling, and interpretation services to women experiencing violence.

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We need your support

Our doors are open to women experiencing violence during COVID-19. Please join our partners and help us raise $180,000+.