Skip to main content

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

Offers legal help, counselling and language interpretation to women who have experienced violence.

Record #: MET0074 Last Full Update: 13 Apr 2018
Alternate Name Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic ; Family Court Support Worker Program ; FCSWP ; Gardiner Expressive Arts Group ; HT1 ; Interpreter Services Toronto ; IST ; Outburst!
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Toronto Downtown West
Address & Map
489 College St, Suite 503
Toronto, ON M6G 1A5
View Google Map
Intersection Bathurst St and College St
Physical Access Elevator with braille and voice/tone features - lowered buttons ; Wheelchair accessible building including main entrance ; Barrier free washrooms ; Street parking close to entrance
Description and Services
Description (Service) Legal representation, counselling, multilingual interpretation and advocacy

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 preparing for family court proceedings (documenting history of abuse, accessing Legal Aid) * referral to specialized services and supports in the community * safety planning * court accompaniment to 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 Toronto
Eligibility Women 16 years and older who have experienced violence, including sexual assault, partner assault, incest or child sexual abuse

Family Court Support Worker Program -- victims of domestic violence 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 * visit website -- intake form available online
Languages English ; Portuguese ; Spanish ; Tamil ; 89 other languages available through interpreter services ; American Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI) and Deaf Interpreters (DI) available
Fees None
Service Categories Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups ~ Muslim Community ~ Abused Women ; Adult Child Sexual Abuse Counselling ~ Women ; Art Therapy ~ Women ~ Sexually Abused Adults ; Court Orientation Programs ~ Abused Women ; Crime Victim Accompaniment Services ~ Abused Women ; Domestic/Family Violence Legal Services ~ Women ; General Crime Victim Assistance ~ Women ; Interpretation/Translation ~ Abused Women ; Legal Assistance Referral Services ~ Abused Women ; Legal Assistance Referral Services ~ Women ~ Sexually Abused Adults ; Legal Counselling ~ Abused Women ; Legal Counselling ~ Women ~ Sexually Abused Adults ; Legal Representation ~ Abused Women ; Legal Representation ~ Women ~ Sexually Abused Adults ; Professional Skills Development Support ~ Interpreters/Translators ~ Domestic Violence Issues ; Sexual Assault Counselling ~ Women ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling ~ Abused Women ; System Advocacy ~ Domestic Violence Issues ; System Advocacy ~ Sexual Assault Issues ; Transitional Housing/Shelter ~ Abused Women ; Women's Advocacy Groups
Contact Information
Office Phone 416-323-9149
TTY Phone 416-323-1361
Fax 416-323-9107
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:
Other Details
Funding United Way ; Regional / Municipal - Community Service Partnerships (CSP)