Not Okay: A Knowledge Sharing Forum

Not Okay: A Knowledge Sharing Forum Over the past 30 years, the legal response to sexual violence has evolved considerably. High profile cases such as the 1999 Jane Doe Audit, the 2014 Jian Ghomeshi case in Canada, and the 2017 revelations about sexual violence by...

The Clinic at the Supreme Court, November 12, 2019

The Schlifer Clinic at the Supreme Court of Canada intervening on two appeals regarding Anti-SLAPP Legislation On Tuesday, November 12th, the Clinic’s pro-bono lawyer Joanna Birenbaum and  Andrew Bernstein from Tory’s argued at the Supreme Court of...

Concerning Sexual Assault Cases in Canada

In Halifax, the Crown is appealing a judge’s decision that a woman can consent to sex even when unconscious. In Toronto, the convicted rapist, Mustafa Ururyar, is appealing his conviction in a case that raises important perspectives on the nature of legal support and...

Free Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Ontario Launches Pilot Program in Toronto, Ottawa and Thunder Bay to provide survivors of sexual assault with free legal advice. Women living in the City of Toronto also have the option to access the program directly through the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic....

Wrong Way to Tackle Forced Marriages

Deepa Mattoo, The 3rd Annual Spirit Of Barbra Schlifer Award Winner, And Farrah Khan, Schlifer Clinic Counsellor and Advocate, spoke with Catherine Porter of the Toronto Star about their innovative work on forced marriage and why criminalizing forced marriage as a...