The Schlifer Clinic offers a number of open and closed counselling groups throughout the year, with the exception of summer.

Information on the groups is available below, including how to register, if registration is required.  Please check back regularly to learn of added groups, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive updates.

There is strength in numbers. Sometimes the best thing is to sit down with other women who are also in your situation and learn from each other how to cope and recover.

2019 Groups Not Requiring Registration

Please join us for Spirited Women, a seven-week drop-in group for women survivors of violence.

Be a part of a welcoming group environment that unites women in a community, out of isolation. If you have never participated in a group before, this one may be for you.

No registration or previous group experience required.

Please download the flyer below for more details or call 416-323-9149 ext 234 if you require further information.

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Spirited Women Spring 2019

Introducing our Open Studio Groups!  In this new trauma informed open studio you will discover:

  • Ways to connect to your creativity and wisdom
  • Learn creative ways for self-care
  • Learn new skills
  • A safe space to create and be in community
  • Learn different ways to cope with overwhelming emotions
  • Decrease your isolation by being and creating with others
  • Share and learn from other women in a relaxed studio atmosphere
  • Learn information about other forms of support and community resources

No registration or previous group experience required.

Please download the flyer below for more details or call 416-323-9149 ext 234 if you require further information.

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Introducing Young Women Empowering Young Women, a new group for young women between the ages of 13-29

This exciting new group will provide young women with opportunities to share their experiences, discuss the cycle of violence against women and types of violence in a relaxed, safe and non–judgemental atmosphere.  This is a six-week drop-in group will be held on Wednesday evenings from January 16 to February 20, 2019.

Please download the flyer below for more details or call 416-323-9149 ext 234 if you require further information.

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Young Women Empowerment Flyer

Women Empowering Women

Join other women who have experienced violence, in a welcoming group setting to build on or develop your communication skills, and learn effective ways to talk to workers in various organizations and governmental and community agencies. The group runs from February 14 – March 21, 2019, 10 am to 12 pm.

Please download the flyer below for more details or call 416-323-9149 ext 234 if you want more information.

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Women Empowering Women
2019 Groups Requiring Registration

Welcome to our “Cultivating Movement” 4-week body-based expressive arts group for women survivors of violence

From March 4–25, explore mindfulness, movement and breath work in a supportive and trauma-sensitive environment, attune to the resources in the physical body that help manage the effects of trauma, engage in the creative process, and learn, connect and share with other women.

Please download the flyer below for more details or call 416-323-9149 ext 234 if you require further information.

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Out of Isolation, Winter 2016 Study

In winter 2016, the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic and Sistering offered a first stage, low-barrier drop-in group to provide homeless or precariously housed women who have experienced violence with the opportunity to attend weekly group sessions. The group was facilitated by Barbra Schlifer Clinic and Sistering counsellors. Dr. Catherine Classen conducted research on the group to explore the acceptability and effectiveness of trauma-informed group intervention on this specific demographic of women who are normally excluded from trauma groups.

 

Contact Us

To find out more about our services, please call our intake counsellors at 416-323-9149 ext. 234.

Please note: You may have to leave a message.

  • Say your name and phone number clearly and tell us when we can reach you.
  • Please tell us if it is safe for us to call you back and for us to leave a message.

For French-speaking women, services are provided by Oasis Centre des Femmes. Oasis can be reached at 416-591-6565.