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 …

Violence impacting Indigenous people and communities 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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Thinking about the impacts the upcoming federal election could have on important issues, such as reproductive rights, gender-based violence, the experiences of marginalized communities, community violence and systemic inequalities?  Talking to local candidates in your community?  Going to a candidates’ …

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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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While all survivors of violence face barriers to getting the support they need, rural survivors of sexual violence face concerns that urban survivors do not. Sexual violence is easily hidden in vast communities were women are isolated from loved ones …

Sexual Violence: Rural realities Read more »

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