Anti-SLAPP Legislation

Family Law Reform in Ontario

Family Law Reform in Ontario: increasing safety for women and children and bringing more consistency between the Children’s Law Reform Act and the Divorce Act The Clinic is pleased to provide the following recommendations for amending the Children’s Law Reform Act, to assist women who are accessing Ontario’s family law legal system for safe and fair resolutions following…

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LEGAL SUMMER (2020) STUDENT PROGRAM

The Schlifer Clinic’s Legal Department is currently accepting applications for our Summer 2020 Student Program. Every summer, we host summer students: through externally funded internships/fellowships; for pre-arranged course credit; or as volunteers. The clinic does not have any internal funding for these summer student positions. Minimum Requirements Students should have some legal training, work experience…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Maggie Morris

Volunteer Spotlight: Maggie Morris Each year, the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic receives support from over 100 volunteers. Without them, it would not be possible for us to deliver the programs and  services we do today. Clinic volunteers lend their time and skills to the planning and execution of special events, and to providing day-to-day assistance…

Anti-SLAPP Legislation

Anti-SLAPP Legislation

Motion by the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic for Leave to Intervene pursuant to Rules 47 and 55 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada The Clinic has a significant interest in the interpretation and application of legislation addressing allowing for the summary dismissal of strategic lawsuits against public participation (“SLAPP”). The Clinic represents…

Freelance Interpreter, Diana Alvarado

Diana Carolina Alvarado, Freelance Interpreter

Diana Carolina Alvarado, Freelance Interpreter at the Barbra Schlifer Clinic September 30th is International Translation Day. Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on May 24, 2017, the day recognizes the role of language professionals in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding and development. Translators and interpreters play an important role in bringing nations together,…

Anti-SLAPP Legislation

LEAF and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic Support Senator’s Proposed Amendment to Sexual Assault Legislation

On November 14, 2018, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould supporting Senator Kim Pate’s proposed amendment to Bill C-51. This amendment would provide much-needed provisions to ensure that the law of sexual assault…

Filling the Gap

Fundraising Spotlight

Filling the Gap By Ly Berry The Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic is honoured to receive funding as a United Way anchor agency, and other funding through foundations, corporations, and the Canadian government. Despite the great generosity of our current sponsors, a gap in our funding remains and we have to rely on additional fundraising activities…