Ontario’s revamped compensation program unavailable to victims of historical sexual crimes: OCRCC Responds

The network of sexual assault and rape crisis centres across Ontario is demanding Ontario’s attorney general reverse recent changes to victim compensation services.

According to the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres, survivors of historical sexual abuse are now unable to access the trauma therapy they need. The cuts have caused a lot of anxiety and confusion among survivors of childhood abuse who no longer qualify for therapy.

“To have … this kind of support snatched away from you, it’s effectively somebody saying you don’t matter,” says Ally Crockford, executive director of the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre.

Read more here about how changes to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and Victim Quick Response Program are impacting survivors of sexual violence.

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