OCRCC in the News

News and media articles featuring OCRCC and Ontario sexual assault centres.
  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • $1 million cut to rape crisis funding a ‘callous place to pinch pennies’

    Last year, the provincial government announced stopgap funding to help shorten wait times for victims of sexual violence to speak to counsellors. The Guelph-Wellington Women In Crisis executive director says she [...]

  • Ontario government denies extra funding to sexual assault centres

    Advocates for Ontario’s 42 sexual assault centres say the provincial government will not renew a $1-million funding boost next year, even though demand for services is rising. The Progressive Conservative government [...]

  • Ontario Ends Extra Funding For Rape Crisis Centres As Wait Times Soar

    The Ontario government will not provide cash-strapped rape crisis centres with any additional funding this year, despite a spike in demand from sexual assault victims in need of help.  The Ontario [...]

  • Ontario cancels $1M for rape crisis centres, prompting concerns wait times will spike

    Ontario's 42 rape crisis centres have learned the $1 million funding boost they received last year from the province will not be renewed, fuelling concerns wait times for survivors of sexual [...]

  • Province will not renew $1M in funding to cut waitlists at rape crisis centres

    Two weeks before International Women’s Day, a network of sexual assault centres across Ontario received news that additional funding provided by the PC government to help reduce waitlists for counselling services [...]

  • Government axes $1M funding boost for rape crisis centres

    The province has axed an additional $1 million in funding for the province’s 42 rape crisis centres, which are now warning that supports for survivors will have to be cut while [...]