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Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

Community legal aid clinic for women who have experienced violence. 

Record #: OCR3063 Last Full Update: 12 Apr 2016
Description and Services
Description (Service) Legal services, -- information, advice and consultation on issues of violence against women * referrals to lawyers * assistance with all levels of the justice system * family and immigration law representation * community education * systemic advocacy 
Family Court Support Worker Program -- information on the family court process * assistance in documenting the history of abuse for family court proceedings * referral to specialized services and supports in the community * safety planning * accompaniment to court proceedings when appropriate 
Counselling Services, -- individual and group counselling * mindfulness, trauma support * referrals to community agencies * transitional housing and support for women leaving abusive relationships * Gardiner Expressive Arts Group for survivors of sexual abuse * Outburst! -- group support for young Muslim women who speak out about violence 
Interpreter Services Toronto, -- language interpretation to access support services in the community and in Domestic Violence Courts * includes services for clients who are deaf or hard-of-hearing * interpreter training and employment opportunities
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Women 16 years and older who have experienced violence, including sexual assault, partner assault, incest or child sexual abuse * Family Court Support Worker Program -- women who have experienced domestic violence and are involved in the family court process
Application Counselling intake 416-323-9149 ext 234 * Legal intake 416-323-9149 ext 278 * Interpreter services 416-323-9149 ext 236
Languages English ; American Sign Language (ASL) - interpreters available ; Portuguese ; Spanish ; Tamil ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Service Categories Duty Counsel ~ Abused Women ; General Legal Aid ~ Abused Women ; Legal Representation ~ Abused Women ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Abused Women
Contact Information
Office Phone 416-323-9149
TTY Phone 416-323-1361
Fax 416-323-9107
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Contact Genevieve Weigel, Intake Counsellor; Phone: 416-323-9149 ext 234; Email:
Alternate Contact Paula Alves, Legal Intake Worker; Phone: 416-323-9149 ext 278; Email:
Primary Executive Amanda Dale, Executive Director; Phone: 416-323-9149 ext 244; Email:
Alternate Executive Lynne Jenkins, Director, Counselling Services; Phone: 416-323-9149 ext 235; Email:
Alternate Name BSCC ; Schlifer Clinic
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Toronto Downtown
Address & Map
489 College St, Ste 503
Toronto, ON M6G 1A5
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Intersection Bathurst St and College St
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Elevator with braille and voice/tone features - lowered buttons * wheelchair accessible building including main entrance * barrier free washrooms * street parking close to entrance
Other Details
Funding United Way
Resources Website
Accreditation No