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With the start of the criminal trial of Harvey Weinstein, the pervasiveness of sexual assault is back in the public eye. We have heard people make comments that “the #MeToo Movement has gone too far.” But it seems the movement …

Even today, sexual violence survivors struggle to be heard Read More »

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“The day in march 2018 when the Ontario Liberals announced their gender-based violence strategy, I cried with joy. The plan included $14.8 million in additional funding for Ontario’s rape crisis centres. “That money was needed. At the Toronto Rape Crisis …

“I have to tell rape victims to come back in 11 months”: A counsellor at the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre, on the provincial funding cuts Read More »

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On December 6, 1989, a gunman killed 14 women − 13 students and one staff – at Montreal’s École Polytechnique, before killing himself.  He had studied for admission to the school, but was not accepted — a decision he blamed …

30 Years Later: Remember December 6 Read More »

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The network of sexual assault and rape crisis centres across Ontario is demanding Ontario’s attorney general reverse recent changes to victim compensation services. According to the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres, survivors of historical sexual abuse are now unable to …

Ontario’s revamped compensation program unavailable to victims of historical sexual crimes: OCRCC Responds Read More »

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In September, the Ontario Government announced supports meant to “make it easier for victims of violent crime and their families to get the help they need when and where they need it most” [1]. These changes include both an “enhanced” …

Sexual abuse survivors: Province cuts crime victims fund 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’ …

OCRCC: Federal Election Toolkit 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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As women’s advocates, we know that the threat of violence continues to loom too large as a reality in the lives of Indigenous girls and women in Canada. On average, Indigenous women aged 25 to 44 are five times more …

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: “pervasive, immediate and urgent” Read More »

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Three-quarters of Ontarians are opposed to the province’s cuts to Legal Aid Ontario, a new poll has found. Legal Aid Ontario provides legal support and representation for residents with little to no income, at family and criminal court, and to …

Vast Majority Of Ontarians Oppose Cuts To Legal Aid Read More »

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