Category: OCRCC Activities

Remember December 6

On this date in 1989, a gunman killed 14 women at Montreal’s École Polytechnique, before killing himself. In the suicide note he left on his body, he described his rage against women and identified their pursuit of social equality as the event that

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Ontario’s Resolution R4 (on gender identity): OCRCC Responds

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) denounces resolution R4, the PC government’s recent draft   resolution to not recognize gender identity. If confirmed, this resolution would guide the Ontario’s PC party’s policies. The inclusion of gender identity in curriculum, school-based

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#SurvivorsCan’tWait: Ontario rape crisis centres still awaiting funding promised

Included in the Ontario gender-based violence strategy was up to $14.8-million over three years to increase the capacity of current Sexual Assault Centres — as well as open new ones in communities where none currently exist. The Sexual Assault Centre

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Ontario: Won’t Say If They’ll Honour Funding Bump For Rape Crisis Centres

Last week, NDP MPP Suze Morrison rose in question period to ask the Ontario Progressive Conservatives if they would honour the previous government’s gender-based violence strategy, which included a promise to increase funding for rape crisis centres by 33 per

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OCRCC: Ontario elects Progressive Conservative government

The Province of Ontario elected a Progressive Conservative, government on June 7, 2018. At Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC), we have appreciated the significant work of the previous Ontario government’s It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan on Sexual

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Count Us In: Women will vote on June 7

Count Us In: Women will vote on June 7 This article was written by Pamela Cross, Lieran Docherty, Amanda Dale, Farrah Khan, Marlene Ham, Lenore Lukasik-Foss (of OCRCC) & Margaret MacPherson, and appeared in the Globe and Mail on May 30,

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What will help Ontario Thrive? An Ontario that works to end sexual violence

The last few months have seen the public extremely engaged on issues related to sexual violence, safe workplaces and many others connected to gender equity. The election is an important time. In our experience, strong engagement from political candidates and parties makes a huge difference in prevention

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Using Technology to Better Support Survivors: Literature Review

Technology can make access to crisis, counselling and other supports easier to access for some populations of survivors of sexual violence in Ontario. This can include women living with disabilities and Deaf women, youth, working women, rural women in regions

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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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OCRCC Responds to the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HRPAC) on the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy

The impacts of sexual violence are most commonly understood via trauma or mental health frameworks. But we believe that sexual violence cannot be separated from a broader social context – one in which the victim, the offender, and the violation

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