Group Counselling

The Schlifer Clinic offers a number of open and closed counselling groups throughout the year, with the exception of summer. Information on the groups is available below, including how to register, if registration is required.  Please check back regularly to learn of added groups, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive updates.

There is strength in numbers. Sometimes the best thing is to sit down with other women who are also in your situation and learn from each other how to cope and recover.

2018 Groups Not Requiring Registration

Women Empowering Women

Join other women who have experienced violence, in a welcoming group setting to build on or develop your communication skills, and learn effective ways to talk to workers in various organizations and governmental and community agencies.

Date: March 8 to 29, 2018

Day: Thursdays

Time: 10:30 am to 12.30 pm.

Location: Barbra Schlifer Clinic, 489 College Street, Suite 503

Registration for this group is NOT required. Just show up!

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Spirited Women

This is a 6-week drop-in group for women survivors of violence, who have no prior group experience. Be a part of a welcoming group environment that unites women in a community. Even if you have participated in a group before, this group may be for you.

Date: March 8 to April 12, 2018

Day: Thursdays

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Barbra Schlifer Clinic, 489 College Street, Suite 503

Registration for this group is NOT required. Just show up!

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Out of Isolation

This is a 6-week drop-in group for women survivors of violence, who have no prior group experience. Be a part of a welcoming group environment that unites women in a community. Even if you have participated in a group before, this group may be for you.

Date: February 16 to March 23, 2018

Day: Fridays

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

Location: Sistering, 962 Bloor Street West

Registration for this group is NOT required. Just show up!

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2018 Groups Requiring Registration

Digital Storytelling

Visual Voices: Learn how to make a digital story. Tap into your creative potential and join with other women in a community.
Interested? Facilitated by filmmaker, Brenda Longfellow and Art Therapist, Jacquie Compton, this 5-week workshop will introduce you to the
basic principles of digital storytelling.

Location: Barbra Schlifer Clinic 489 College Street, Suite 503
Dates: January 23 to February 27, 2018
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 4:30  – 6:30 pm

Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call: 416-323-9149 ext 234 or email intake@schliferclinic.com

Language interpretation is available, including ASL or Deaf interpretation. Must be booked in advance by calling the Schlifer Clinic Intake at 416-323-9149 ext 234.

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Living Artfully Beyond Trauma

This is a 12-week drop-in group for women who have experienced violence, and who want to use the visual arts as a way to communicate their experience in a supportive and validating circle of women.

Date: January 16 to April 3, 2018

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 2- 4 pm

Location: Barbra Schlifer Clinic, 489 College Street, Suite 508

Registration for this group is required. 

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Out of Isolation, Winter 2016 Study

In winter 2016, the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic and Sistering offered a first stage, low-barrier drop-in group to provide homeless or precariously housed women who have experienced violence with the opportunity to attend weekly group sessions. The group was facilitated by Barbra Schlifer Clinic and Sistering counsellors. Dr. Catherine Classen conducted research on the group to explore the acceptability and effectiveness of trauma-informed group intervention on this specific demographic of women who are normally excluded from trauma groups.

Contact Us

To find out more about our services, please call our intake counsellors at 416-323-9149 ext. 234.

PLEASE NOTE: You may have to leave a message.

  • Say your name and phone number clearly and tell us when we can reach you.
  • Please tell us if it is safe for us to call you back and for us to leave a message.

For French-speaking women, services are provided by Oasis Centre des Femmes. Oasis can be reached at 416-591-6565.