The Schlifer Clinic offers legal, counselling and interpretation services to marginalized populations of women who have survived violence. Our experienced lawyers, counsellors and interpreters have years of training, come from a range of backgrounds, and have helped women from many diverse communities in many kinds of situations.

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We envision a world where all women live free from violence.

Founded in 1985, the Clinic has helped more than 70,000 women to live free from violence.

In addition to the direct services provided, the Clinic takes a multi-faceted approach to the eradication of violence against women through its public education, training, community development and its national and international policy and advocacy work.

2017 Schlifer Clinic Annual Report cover

“Any erosion of access to justice for a
sexual assault victim makes all women
more vulnerable to attack.”

Amanda Dale, former executive director

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Annual Award

Since 2012, the Spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award has recognized a woman who makes a demonstrable contribution to improving the lives of women wanting to build lives free from violence.

Annual Tribute

Join us for the Annual Tribute fundraiser and Award night in honour of Barbra Teena Schlifer, a promising young lawyer who was sexually assaulted and murdered in Toronto the same night of her call to the bar in 1980. The Schlifer Clinic commemorates Barbra’s memory by assisting more than 7,000 women survivors of violence each year.

Host an Event

Turn an enjoyable social gathering into a fundraiser for a great cause. Organize an event, such as a dinner or a walk, and name the Schlifer Clinic as your charity of choice.

Student Placements

At the Clinic we believe in helping students develop professional skills and knowledge through practical work experience.
We greatly appreciate the contribution that students and their supervisors make.


Become a volunteer today. Volunteers are essential to the services and programs the Schlifer Clinic is able to provide each and every day.The commitment and energy of our volunteers directly reflect their determination to help women build lives free of violence.

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