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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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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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Last week, Statistics Canada released recent findings of Incident-based crime statistics[1] in Canada. In these statistics, we can see that the prevalence of sexual assault in Ontario rose from 7,434 police-reported incidences in 2016 and 8,782 in 2017 to 10,634 …

Statistics Canada: Almost 19% year over year increase in Sexual Assaults in Ontario Read More »

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Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) acknowledges and condemns the targeted violent attack at a Chabad synagogue in Poway, California, outside San Diego this weekend. Six months after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, one month since the Christchurch mosque attacks …

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) Responds to Attack at synagogue in Poway, California and other targeted attacks Read More »

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Sexual violence can happen anywhere. Yet colleges and universities in Canada are home to those who are at the highest statistical risk of experiencing sexual violence: young women between the ages of 15 and 25 years[1]. In this, it makes …

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres responds to the Student Voices on Sexual Violence Survey findings Read More »

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This September, Ontario will revert to an outdated 1998 sex-ed curriculum. Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) believes that this shift will adversely impact Ontario’s young people. Providing comprehensive sex-ed is first and foremost “about making sure that young …

Government repeals Ontario’s Sex Education Curriculum: OCRCC Responds Read More »

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On March 1, 2018, the Province of Ontario launched the It’s Never Okay: Ontario’s Gender-Based Violence Strategy. Announced by Harinder Malhi, Minister of the Status of Women, Michael Coteau, Minister of Community and Social Services, and Yasir Naqvi, Attorney General …

OCRCC Responds: Ontario’s Strategy to End Gender-Based Violence Read More »

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

Unfounded: OCRCC Responds Read More »

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