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Who we are The Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) is an equity-seeking network of community-based rape crisis/sexual assault centres across Ontario, committed to leading social transformation that prevents and eliminates sexual violence. Our membership includes 29 community-based Anglophone …

OCRCC supports a Just Recovery from COVID-19 Read More »

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14 women were killed at École Polytechnique on December 6, 1989. Over 35 women and girls in Ontario were killed by men who were either a former or current intimate partner, a family member, or someone known to them in …

We remember December 6 Read More »

Once again, A Canadian court challenges the law barring self-induced intoxication as defence for sexual assault. As sexual violence survivor advocates, we at Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) are both alarmed at the implications of this challenge, and …

Ontario court throws out law barring self-induced intoxication as defence for sexual assault: OCRCC responds Read More »

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We are witness to systemic violence committed against Black individuals and the Black community, in places both far from and near to our own communities. In Minnesota, the USA and Canada, communities are expressing their outrage in response to the …

Systemic violence impacting the Black community: OCRCC Read More »

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Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) stands in solidarity with the communities of Nova Scotia, Canada. We were saddened to learn of the violent attack that has left many individuals, families and communities grieving and frightened. We extend our sincere …

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres: Our condolences to those affected by the violent attack in Nova Scotia, Canada (April 18-19, 2020) Read More »

In 2020, OCRCC completed an Environmental Scan on the Coalition, its history, and the many social contexts impacting its work. See below for this document.

Support for survivors of sexual violence in our communities continues. Ontario sexual assault centres are operating, with some modifications to services that include the closure of their physical offices. Learn more and find your local sexual assault centre here. Some …

COVID-19, Pandemics and Gender: OCRCC Statement Read More »

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Ontario’s rape crisis centres await details from the provincial government on a $2 million funding announcement addressing resources for sexual assault and human trafficking. The coalition said that the new, $2 million from a different ministry — community and social …

$2 million for human trafficking services was pledged by the Ontario government: Rape crisis centres wait — and worry — for details on promised provincial funding Read More »

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Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) has learned that the PC Government intends to commit to $2 million in annual funding for Ontario Sexual Assault Centres for work with survivors of sexual violence impacted by human trafficking. On March …

PC Government commits $2 million for human trafficking; but ends funding to reduce wait-times: OCRCC Responds Read More »

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Last year, the provincial government announced stopgap funding to help shorten wait times for victims of sexual violence to speak to counsellors. The Guelph-Wellington Women In Crisis executive director says she is disappointed in the government’s decision to not renew …

$1 million cut to rape crisis funding a ‘callous place to pinch pennies’ Read More »

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