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

Spirited Womxn*


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

Topics include:

  • How does violence affect us?
  • What is trauma?
  • What resources are available to me?
  • How can I better manage stress during challenging times?
  • What is a healthy relationship and how can I have one?
  • What are boundaries?

*people who identify as women and people with non -binary gender identity.


Please download the flyer below for more details.

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Spirited Womxn
2019 Groups Requiring Registration
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.