Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) is concerned to learn of violent incidents coinciding with the beginning of the school term at Western University. The university “is investigating reports of sexual violence reported over social media”; more, local officials …

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Last week, Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) learned of a sexual assault survivor in Waterloo Region who was charged and fined for breaching the publication ban in her own sexual assault trial. She shared the trial transcript with …

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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 …

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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 …

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Advocates for Ontario’s 42 sexual assault centres say the provincial government will not renew a $1-million funding boost next year, even though demand for services is rising. The Progressive Conservative government gave the centres an additional “one-time” $1-million in funding …

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The Ontario government will not provide cash-strapped rape crisis centres with any additional funding this year, despite a spike in demand from sexual assault victims in need of help.  The Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres was informed by the …

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Ontario’s 42 rape crisis centres have learned the $1 million funding boost they received last year from the province will not be renewed, fuelling concerns wait times for survivors of sexual violence will spike as a result. Deb Singh, chair of …

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Two weeks before International Women’s Day, a network of sexual assault centres across Ontario received news that additional funding provided by the PC government to help reduce waitlists for counselling services will not be renewed. The $1 million one-time funding …

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