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Author: OCRCC Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres

The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre and Ontario’s 41 other sexual-assault centres are a lifeline to scores of survivors of sexual violence in Ontario. For one survivor who shared her story, meeting a sexual assault centre counsellor was a turning point …

‘No one should have to wait’: Supports for sexual assault survivors Read More »

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In Toronto, wait times for sexual violence counselling are around 11 months. The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre in Halifax stopped putting people on its waiting list when it topped 112 in April 2019. It’s happening at a time when more women …

Sexual assault centres struggle with limited funding as more women come forward to say #MeToo Read More »

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With the start of the criminal trial of Harvey Weinstein, the pervasiveness of sexual assault is back in the public eye. We have heard people make comments that “the #MeToo Movement has gone too far.” But it seems the movement …

Even today, sexual violence survivors struggle to be heard Read More »

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“The day in march 2018 when the Ontario Liberals announced their gender-based violence strategy, I cried with joy. The plan included $14.8 million in additional funding for Ontario’s rape crisis centres. “That money was needed. At the Toronto Rape Crisis …

“I have to tell rape victims to come back in 11 months”: A counsellor at the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre, on the provincial funding cuts Read More »

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On December 6, 1989, a gunman killed 14 women − 13 students and one staff – at Montreal’s École Polytechnique, before killing himself.  He had studied for admission to the school, but was not accepted — a decision he blamed …

30 Years Later: Remember December 6 Read More »

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The network of sexual assault and rape crisis centres across Ontario is demanding Ontario’s attorney general reverse recent changes to victim compensation services. According to the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres, survivors of historical sexual abuse are now unable to …

Ontario’s revamped compensation program unavailable to victims of historical sexual crimes: OCRCC Responds Read More »

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In September, the Ontario Government announced supports meant to “make it easier for victims of violent crime and their families to get the help they need when and where they need it most” [1]. These changes include both an “enhanced” …

Sexual abuse survivors: Province cuts crime victims fund Read More »

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Thinking about the impacts the upcoming federal election could have on important issues, such as reproductive rights, gender-based violence, the experiences of marginalized communities, community violence and systemic inequalities?  Talking to local candidates in your community?  Going to a candidates’ …

OCRCC: Federal Election Toolkit Read More »

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People working on the front lines to support victims of crime say Ontario’s changes to support programs will rob some victims some of vital counselling and “life-changing” funding. The government has scrapped the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and the Financial …

Victims left short by program changes: Ontario critics Read More »

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