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.
Our experienced counsellors are here for you when you are ready to talk.
Our lawyers believe your experiences of violence are important.
If English is not your first language, we will provide free interpretation.
We envision a world where all women live free from violence.
We raise our voice on a number of important legal issues so that all women can build lives free from violence.
Statements and Submissions
Read the various statements and legal submissions put forth by the Clinic on violence against women related issues.
Coalitions and Campaigns
The Schlifer Clinic is a leader in the violence against women services field. We are active in a number of projects and programs geared toward providing survivors of gender-based violence with the services they need to access the justice system while taking into consideration the complex lived realities of survivors and current understandings of gender-based violence (GBV).
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.
“Any erosion of access to justice for a sexual assault victim makes all women more vulnerable to attack.”
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.