OCRCC in the News

News and media articles featuring OCRCC and Ontario sexual assault centres.
  • Rabble: Supporting survivors with Jessica Bonilla-Damptey

    "As a new executive member of the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres and the director of SACHA, one goal for the next year is to keep raising awareness of [...]

  • Ophea: #DTL16Days Gender-Based Violence Prevention Education in School Communities: Q&A Panel Webinar Recap

    "The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual global campaign that begins on the 25th of November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, [...]

  • CECE College Talk: Trauma Informed-Care Workshops: What you need to know

    "Since August 2022, the College, in collaboration with the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres and Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes, has been offering members and employers [...]

  • CECE Employer Newsletter: Highlights from Trauma Informed-Care Workshop for Employers

    "This past September, the College of Early Childhood Educators (the College) facilitated live workshops on trauma-informed care, specifically for employers. The workshops focused on offering ways you may support the RECEs [...]

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

    "A lot of ... changes need to happen within the justice and policing system. Is there the wherewithal to make that happen? I don't know." 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, [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • CTV NEWS: Planned Walkout at Western University

    OCRCC Writer and Advocate, Nicole Pietsch, and OCRCC Chair, Deb Singh, speak to CTV News about the Western University student walkout.  

  • 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 [...]