Toronto, ON – June 28, 2016 –The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic is excited to announce that long-time women’s advocate, Deepa Mattoo will join the Clinic as its new Legal Director on August 15, 2016.
With more than 17 years of experience providing direct Human Rights related services as well as public education, social justice and advocacy, Deepa brings a deeply intersectional approach to women’s rights. She played an instrumental role in successfully influencing immigration policies for extending abuse exception for the conditional permanent residence in sponsorship situation to Forced Marriage Survivors and opposing Bill S7 (Barbaric Cultural Practices).
“The Barbra Schlifer Clinic is ecstatic to have Deepa join us as our new Legal Director,” says Amanda Dale, the Clinic’s Executive Director. “Her wealth of knowledge coupled with her depth of experience and passion for legal reform with respect to violence against women in a multi-layered reality, makes her an incredible fit that will inevitably inspire the next phase of our established work in the delivery of legal services and law reform.”