Since 2016, Ontario’s community-based sexual assault centres have faced increased demands for service and wait lists for supportive counselling to survivors of sexual assault. With the rise of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements in recent years, community-based sexual assault centres …

Ontario Budget 2021 and Gender-based Violence spending: Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) Responds Read more »

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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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A year ago, in the face of increased demands for service and crushing wait lists for supportive counselling to survivors of sexual assault, the Province of Ontario provided “$1 million in additional one-time funding to [42 community-based] sexual assault centres” …

Government ends One-time Funding Resources for Ontario Sexual Assault Centres: OCRCC Responds Read more »

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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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“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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