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.

2019 Groups Not Requiring Registration

Introducing Young Women Empowering Young Women, a new group for young women between the ages of 13-29

This exciting new group will provide young women with opportunities to share their experiences, discuss the cycle of violence against women and types of violence in a relaxed, safe and non–judgemental atmosphere.  This is a six-week drop-in group will be held on Wednesday evenings from January 16 to February 20, 2019.

Please download the flyer below for more details or call 416-323-9149 ext 234 if you require further information.

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Young Women Empowerment Flyer

Welcome to our “Spirited Women Group” for women survivors of violence!

This is a seven-week drop-in group held from January 10 to February 21, 2019. Sessions will be on Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Please download the flyer below for more details or call 416-323-9149 ext 234 if you require further information.

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Winter 2019 Spirited Women flyer
2019 Groups Requiring Registration

 Living Artfully Beyond Trauma, an art therapy group for women survivors of abuse.

This is a 12-week art therapy group for women survivors of abuse. Sessions will be on Tuesdays from 10 am to 12 pm starting January 22, 2019. Please download the flyer below for more details or call 416-323-9149 ext 234 if you require further information.

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Living Artfully Beyond Trauma
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.