2022 Spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award

2022 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 10th annual Spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award. The award winner will be announced as part of our online 2022 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 (self-identified), nonbinary, intersex, gender diverse and Two Spirit 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: Spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award – Nomination Form Survey (surveymonkey.com)

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022


The 2022 Spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award Winner will receive:

  • 2022 Spirit of Barbara Schlifer Plaque
  • Recognition in the online 2022 Spirit of Schlifer Campaign Digital Program
  • Video of candidate accepting the 2022 Spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award to be posted on campaign landing page
  • Acknowledgement in Clinic’s social media channels
  • Acknowledgement in Clinic’s 2022 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 $182,000. These funds are instrumental in creating new and innovative ways to meet the need of our clients, especially during the pandemic.

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We need your support

Our doors are open to women experiencing violence during COVID-19.