OCRCC in the News

News and media articles featuring OCRCC and Ontario sexual assault centres.
  • U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, impacting the right to abortion: OCRCC responds

    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 [...]

  • CBC: Hoping for change this time, as Renfrew County triple femicide inquest looms

    Read the full story here.

  • CBC: the need for more funding for sexual assault centres

    "We are a privileged country. We have the means to do better." - Deb Singh, Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape "We have dealt with one crisis after another, which [...]

  • CBC News: Ontario’s sexual assault support centres say they are stretched thin and need more funding

    "Many of these centres are funded at a 1990s level, but they're seeing service demands that are more reflective of reduced stigma and more people wanting to talk about sexual violence [...]

  • Supreme Court rules extreme intoxication defence available for violent crimes: OCRCC responds

    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 [...]

  • Sexual Assault Evidence Kits: interview with the Canadian Women’s Foundation

    Nicole Pietsch, OCRCC Writer and Advocate speaks about sexual assault evidence kits, speaking out against sexual violence, and the ever growing need for sexual assault centre services in this interview with [...]

  • CBC: 23 women have died after intimate-partner violence since the 1970s in this rural Ontario community

    "JoAnne Brooks, the coordinator for the Ending Violence Against Women Committee of Renfrew County, says the geography of the county and the lack of affordable housing makes it especially difficult for [...]

  • CTV NEWS: Planned Walkout at Western University

    Friday September 17, 2021

  • Violence, fears about sexual assault mark start to university school year: OCRCC responds

    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 assault survivor fined for violating publication ban on her own name: Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) Responds

    Last week, Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) learned of a sexual assault survivor in Waterloo Region who was charged and fined for breaching the publication ban in her own [...]

  • $2 million for human trafficking services was pledged by the Ontario government: Rape crisis centres wait — and worry — for details on promised provincial funding

    Ontario's rape crisis centres await details from the provincial government on a $2 million funding announcement addressing resources for sexual assault and human trafficking. The coalition said that the new, $2 [...]

  • PC Government commits $2 million for human trafficking; but ends funding to reduce wait-times: OCRCC Responds

    Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) has learned that the PC Government intends to commit to $2 million in annual funding for Ontario Sexual Assault Centres for work with survivors [...]