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The courage of a woman alone is not enough

Ontario Budget 2021 and Gender-based Violence spending: Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) Responds

Since 2016, Ontario’s community-based sexual assault centres have faced increased demands for service and wait lists for supportive counselling to ...
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Ontario court throws out law barring self-induced intoxication as defence for sexual assault: OCRCC responds

Once again, A Canadian court challenges the law barring self-induced intoxication as defence for sexual assault. As sexual violence survivor ...
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Environmental Scan

In 2020, OCRCC completed an Environmental Scan on the Coalition, its history, and the many social contexts impacting its work ...
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Government ends One-time Funding Resources for Ontario Sexual Assault Centres: OCRCC Responds

A year ago, in the face of increased demands for service and crushing wait lists for supportive counselling to survivors ...
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‘No one should have to wait’: Supports for sexual assault survivors

The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre and Ontario’s 41 other sexual-assault centres are a lifeline to scores of survivors of sexual ...
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“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

“The day in march 2018 when the Ontario Liberals announced their gender-based violence strategy, I cried with joy. The plan ...
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Remember December 6

On this date in 1989, a gunman killed 14 women at Montreal’s École Polytechnique, before killing himself. In the suicide note ...
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