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Get to know us

Get to know us

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Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres is a network of community sexual assault centres across Ontario

Community-based sexual assault centres work with survivors in local communities. When survivors express a need for safe housing, face local trends in victimization, or increase calls to crisis lines, community-based sexual assault centres are often the first to know this. Together, these 30+ centres make up the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC).

Our vision

Our communities are free of sexual and gender-based violence

Our mission

The Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) is committed to leading profound social transformation that prevents and eliminates sexual and gender-based violence.

Our values

Feminism, anti-oppression and anti-racism

We are committed to changing all systemic forms of inequality, inequity and oppression.

Trauma and violence-informed

We are guided by the voices of survivors in all our work to support survivor well-being, strength and resiliency.


Every individual and collective have the right to make decisions about their own lives and identities and advocate for the removal of disproportionate barriers to freedom faced by those experiencing oppression.


We are committed to the ongoing process of decolonization and value and support the revitalization of Indigenous knowledge, languages and culture-based approaches.


We value equitable pay and non-exploitation of labour, sustainable economic planning and equitable division of resources for the health of all future generations and of our planet.


We believe in an equitable division of power to end marginalization on the basis of sex, gender, race, age, ethnicity, religion or belief, health status disability, sexual identify, gender identity, gender expression, education or income, or living in various geographic locations.


We seek an equitable division of societal power which eliminates intersectional barriers to justice for sexual and gender-based violence.


All people have the right to live free of violence in all its forms.

OCRCC Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan includes the things we commit to achieve over the next 5 years in order to address sexual violence.

Get to know us more

Learn more about OCRCC and Ontario’s community sexual assault centres

Get involved

Get involved in ending sexual violence in Ontario: Donate to OCRCC, learn about job opportunities at sexual assault centres across Ontario, or reach out to us.

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