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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Introduction: About us Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) is comprised of 30 Anglophone community-based sexual assault centres from across Ontario. Member centres have been supporting survivors of sexual violence since 1977: our member centres’ services include counselling to …

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In recent weeks, we have been witness to both historical and recent violence against Indigenous individuals and communities. Many of these atrocities have particularly affected Indigenous women, children, and gender-diverse people. Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres OCRCC) stands in …

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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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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 …

Sexual assault survivor fined for violating publication ban on her own name: 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 …

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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 …

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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 »

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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 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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