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What is Consent?

Get the facts about consent. Read more about consent in our Consent Fact Sheet. Share this page:

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OCRCC Election toolkit

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Do you know what your local political candidates will do to prevent sexual assault if elected? Ask them. Download the OCRCC Election Toolkit 2018. Share this page:

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Before #MeToo, victims lost everything

This article by OCRCC Coordinator, Nicole Pietsch, appeared in The Globe & Mail. A cursory look at your social-media news feed in the past several weeks may seem to suggest the growing list of celebrities and other high-profile men being

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Before #MeToo

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In the 8 years that I worked as a sexual assault counsellor, I saw one conviction out of all the women I accompanied to court. One. Read our opinion piece that appeared in The Globe. Share this page:

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Jailing a sex assault victim: This is not what justice should look like

This article by OCRCC Coordinator, Nicole Pietsch, appeared in The Globe & Mail.  Popular understandings of sexual assault reflect the shattering impact it can have on the lives of victims. They also reflect the public’s trust in the criminal justice

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OCRCC Supports C16: An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code

Press release: Bill C-16 An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code aims to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to add gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination. The enactment

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Victim of Unfounded Sexual Assault Complaint Sues the London Police Services for Violation of her Charter Rights

Press release: Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) stands in support of a survivor of sexual assualt and her claim against the London Police Services for investigating her sexual assault and then dismissing her allegation as “unfounded”. The central

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Unfounded: OCRCC Responds

Press release: A 20-month Globe and Mail investigation into police-reported sexual assault allegations has revealed how police services across Ontario record some sexual assault complaints as “unfounded” − a formal police classification that means “a crime was neither attempted, nor occurred”[1]. Unfounded rates remain

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Toronto man jailed for drugging friend with ‘date rape drug’: OCRCC Responds

Press release: OCRCC is writing regarding the case concerning Duilio “Nick” Franchino. Earlier this week, he was sentenced to nine months in jail after a jury found him guilty of drugging a close friend with the date rape drug GHB— but

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OCRCC Responds to Recent Developments in the Ghomeshi Case

Press release: In 2014, when allegations of violence against women were first brought against Jian Ghomeshi, many responded with disbelief: but as disclosures about Ghomeshi from women piled up, a different reflection began. The disclosures sparked important conversations in the public

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