Not even fire stopped us.
Though the odds may have been stacked against us, in true Schlifer Clinic nature, we rose above to deliver another successful Annual Tribute!

As many of you may recall, an unanticipated fire at Daniels Spectrum one week before the Annual Tribute threatened to sideline our event. Clinic staff rose to the challenge and with the support of many, we were able to secure the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library.

While we anticipated that the fire, combined with the Provincial election and other competing events would have an impact on our fundraising results, the result was not a great as we feared. With your commitment to the Clinic and the support of our donors, supporter and guests, we raised nearly $200,000.  Though this falls short of our $245,000 goal, we are thankful to everyone who got us there and we are confident that we will raise the outstanding amount.

If you want to help us reach our goal, please consider a donation to the Tribute.

What is the Annual Tribute?

As part of our fundraising efforts, the Barbra Schlifer Clinic holds a signature fundraising event. Hosted by Blakes, the Annual Tribute is a truly inspiring evening that brings together an influential and diverse collection of people determined to inspire change.  

The Annual Tribute represents many things: the coming together of a tight-knit community to honour a woman whose life was ended by violence; the incredible commitment of our sponsors, donors and guests who make the evening a triumphant success; the tireless devotion of staff whose work focuses on what Barbra had once dreamed of doing herself; and, the bravery of women whose lives have been interrupted by violence. Next year, will mark our 25th Anniversary.  We hope you will join us!

Curious why raising this amount is so important?  Please read Amanda Dale’s interview with Laurie Monsebraaten to learn more about the crisis facing organizations, like the Barbra Schlifer Clinic, within the service sector who still feel the effect of the 1993 Social Contract.

(To learn more about the many ways in which funds are needed and used, please download a copy of our Annual Report.)

Hanna's story of courage, strength and determination.
Dr Dawn Lavell-Harvard, Spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award Recipient
Watch our 2017 Tribute video