About the OCRCC

The Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) is a network of 30+ English-language sexual assault centres in Ontario. Our members offering counselling, information and support services to survivors of sexual violence, including sexual harassment, human trafficking, childhood sexual abuse and incest.

What do we do?

We speak up with and for survivors of sexual violence, bust victim-blaming myths, and reduce stigma for sexual violence survivors.

We speak to the media about sexual violence myths and misconceptions, the facts about reporting and conviction rates in Canada, and the needs of survivors in local communities.

We partner with allies such as Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes, the Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children, The Learning Network on Violence Against Women to share information about sexual violence and its root causes.

We help other organizations to increase their sexual violence awareness.

We develop sexual violence training for other groups and organizations.

We engage with the provincial government on policy issues relevant to sexual violence.

We make policy recommendations on issues relevant to sexual violence, the needs of survivors, and sexual assault centres.

We prevent sexual violence through prevention education: Our provincial public education campaign “Draw The Line”, funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (Ontario) and developed in partnership with Action ontarienne, challenges myths about sexual violence, and equips bystanders with information on how to intervene safely and effectively.

We strengthen communications between sexual assault centres.

We work with other regional, provincial and national groups addressing sexual violence and other forms of gender-based violence.

… and much more!

OCRCC’s work includes partnering with various community and academic allies to improve their skills in responding to the needs of sexual violence survivors.