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Ontario court throws out law barring self-induced intoxication as defence for sexual assault: OCRCC responds

Once again, A Canadian court challenges the law barring self-induced intoxication as defence for sexual assault. As sexual violence survivor ...
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Systemic violence impacting the Black community: OCRCC

We are witness to systemic violence committed against Black individuals and the Black community, in places both far from and ...
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Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres: Our condolences to those affected by the violent attack in Nova Scotia, Canada (April 18-19, 2020)

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) stands in solidarity with the communities of Nova Scotia, Canada. We were saddened ...
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COVID-19, Pandemics and Gender: OCRCC Statement

Support for survivors of sexual violence in our communities continues. Ontario sexual assault centres are operating, with some modifications to ...
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$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 ...
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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 ...
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$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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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