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Statistics Canada: Almost 19% year over year increase in Sexual Assaults in Ontario

Last week, Statistics Canada released recent findings of Incident-based crime statistics[1] in Canada. In these statistics, we can see that ...
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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: “pervasive, immediate and urgent”

As women’s advocates, we know that the threat of violence continues to loom too large as a reality in the ...
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Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) Responds to Attack at synagogue in Poway, California and other targeted attacks

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) acknowledges and condemns the targeted violent attack at a Chabad synagogue in Poway, ...
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Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres responds to the Student Voices on Sexual Violence Survey findings

Sexual violence can happen anywhere. Yet colleges and universities in Canada are home to those who are at the highest ...
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Sexual violence crisis centre faces an uncertain future

York Region’s only sexual violence crisis centre faces an uncertain future after promised provincial funding falls through. The Women’s Support ...
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Has #MeToo really made a difference?: NOW Toronto

The #MeToo movement surged in the fall of 2017. But it hasn’t exactly changed everything. When it comes to sexual ...
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Government spending cuts impact Indigenous programming in Ontario: OCRCC Responds

The Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) responds with concern to recent government spending cuts impacting Indigenous programming in ...
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Ontario’s Rape crisis centres continue to await promised funding

Rape crisis centres don’t yet know if they will receive additional funding promised by Ontario’s previous Liberal government earlier this year as ...
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Ontario’s Resolution R4 (on gender identity): OCRCC Responds

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) denounces resolution R4, the PC government's recent draft   resolution to not recognize gender ...
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Sexual assault centres are overwhelmed in the #MeToo era

In Waterloo Region, a woman was visiting her doctor's office when she noticed a sign and phone number for the ...
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