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

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, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation among individuals and states. International…

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…

Rosa Jeyapalan

Interview with Rosa Jeyapalan, Transitional Support Counsellor at the Barbra Schlifer Clinic Q: By definition, the humanitarian worker provides material and logistic support to people with the objective of saving lives, alleviating suffering and maintaining human dignity. Do you consider yourself a humanitarian worker? Rosa: Yes. I work with people in distress, who are looking for a way out…

Paula

Paula Alves

Interview with Paula Alves, Manager of Legal Operations at the Barbra Schlifer Clinic Q: By definition, the humanitarian worker provides material and logistic support to people with the objective of saving lives, alleviating suffering and maintaining human dignity. Do you consider yourself a humanitarian worker? Paula: Yes, I do. At the Clinic, staff work daily…