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OCRCC: Ontario elects Progressive Conservative government

The Province of Ontario elected a Progressive Conservative, government on June 7, 2018. At Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres ...
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Count Us In: Women will vote on June 7

Count Us In: Women will vote on June 7 This article was written by Pamela Cross, Lieran Docherty, Amanda Dale, Farrah ...
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What will help Ontario Thrive? An Ontario that works to end sexual violence

The last few months have seen the public extremely engaged on issues related to sexual violence, safe workplaces and many others connected to gender equity. The ...
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OCRCC Responds: Ontario’s Strategy to End Gender-Based Violence

On March 1, 2018, the Province of Ontario launched the It's Never Okay: Ontario's Gender-Based Violence Strategy. Announced by Harinder ...
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Before #MeToo, victims lost everything

This article by OCRCC Coordinator, Nicole Pietsch, appeared in The Globe & Mail. A cursory look at your social-media news ...
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OCRCC Responds to the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HRPAC) on the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy

The impacts of sexual violence are most commonly understood via trauma or mental health frameworks. But we believe that sexual ...
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OCRCC Responds to: Moving Forward on a Strategy to Address Gender-Based Violence

We believe that a gender-based analysis of violence is critical to understanding how certain barriers impact different populations – women, ...
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Jailing a sex assault victim: This is not what justice should look like

This article by OCRCC Coordinator, Nicole Pietsch, appeared in The Globe & Mail.  Popular understandings of sexual assault reflect the ...
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OCRCC Supports C16: An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code

Press release: Bill C-16 An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code aims to amend the ...
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Victim of Unfounded Sexual Assault Complaint Sues the London Police Services for Violation of her Charter Rights

Press release: Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) stands in support of a survivor of sexual assualt and her ...
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