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).

Current Projects

CRIMINALIZATION

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The Criminalization of Women Pro-Bono program, funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario, seeks to increase access to justice for women who are and have been charged with and/or convicted of criminal offences.

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#ANDMETOO

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#AndMeToo seeks to increase access to justice for precariously employed women who have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment in their workplace.

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RISK ASSESSMENT

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The Risk Assessment project, funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario, tool will take into account the complex lived realities of survivors and current understandings of gender-based violence (GBV).

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Ongoing 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

Past Projects
The Luke’s Place Virtual Legal Clinic

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 the community and funders with practical suggestions and interesting project ideas.

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