The Schlifer Clinic is a leader in the violence against women services field. We are active at numerous tables and forums to improve the strength of the sector to respond to women’s needs. We do this through service innovation and sector reform.
Key Projects

Not OkayBuilding on independent legal advice (ILA) piloted by the Province of Ontario at the Clinic, and working in partnership with Sexual  Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre at Women’s College Hospital, and Aboriginal Legal Services, NOT OKAY is a three-year collaborative project of the Barbra Schlifer Clinic to provide women from underserved communities who have experienced sexual assault with the services they need at familiar and frequently accessed locations.

Based on the workshop led by Pamela Cross, we created a webinar and a series of brochures that provide information to front-line workers, their clients and women who have experienced sexual assault and want to better understand their options prior to taking a legal course of action.  This content is now available on our website by clicking here

Other Projects Include
Past Projects
The Luke’s Place Virtual Legal Clinic (LPVLC)

A Luke’s Place project running from April 2016 to January 2017. With this service, women who have experienced abuse and are involved in family court in Ontario will be able to receive free summary legal advice through web-based video conference consultations with pro bono lawyers.

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Justice Done

In 2011, the Barbra Schlifer Clinic held a provincial forum with advocates and legal professionals working in the area of violence against women.

An atmosphere of collaboration and innovation inspired us to build on each other’s strengths to identify and address service gaps for women across the province. The resulting report went out to community and funders with practical suggestions and interesting project ideas.

Read the reports:

Community Partners and Collaborators
  • Access Alliance Multicultural Community Health Centre
  • Birkdale Residence Canadian Council for Refugees
  • Centennial College, Corporate Communications and Public Relations
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse Network and Working Group
  • Children’s Aid Society
  • Domestic Violence Court — College Park Advisory Committee
  • Domestic Violence Court — Old City Hall Advisory Committee
  • Elizabeth Fry Toronto
  • Gardiner Museum
  • Health Interpreters Network (HIN)
  • Integrated Domestic Violence Court Community Advisory Committee
  • Luke’s Place
  • New Mennonite Centre
  • Ontario Coalition of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
  • Ontario Network of Language Interpreter Services (ONLIS)
  • Parkdale Community Legal Services
  • Refugee Lawyers Association
  • Regent Park Community Health Centre
  • Ryerson University
  • Sanctuary
  • Sistering
  • Social Planning Council Toronto
  • South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario – Forced Marriage Project
  • Springtide Resources
  • TAPE Educational Services
  • Toronto Transition to Work Program
  • University of Toronto Law School
  • Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (Woman ACT)
  • Working for Change
  • York University, Faculty of Social Work
  • YWCA Toronto Breakthrough