In a visit across Canada, Pope Francis asked for “forgiveness in the name of the church” for its part in Canada’s residential school system, the church’s attempts to erase Indigenous cultures, and the role many of its members played in …

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The U.S. Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022, declaring that the constitutional right to abortion, upheld for nearly half a century, no longer exists. We at Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) are alarmed by …

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The Supreme court has ruled that extreme intoxication is an available defence for violent crimes. As sexual violence survivor advocates, we at Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) are both alarmed at the implications of this ruling, and frustrated …

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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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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 survivors …

Bill 251, Combating Human Trafficking Act, 2021: Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres responds Read more »

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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The Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) is committed to creating safer and accountable spaces for trans, genderqueer, non-binary, Two Spirit, and intersex people at our table. We are a network of Rape/Sexual Assault Centres (SACs) who support survivors …

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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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