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Ontario Budget 2021 and Gender-based Violence spending: Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) Responds

Since 2016, Ontario’s community-based sexual assault centres have faced increased demands for service and wait lists for supportive counselling to ...
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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 ...
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OCRCC supports a Just Recovery from COVID-19

Who we are The Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) is an equity-seeking network of community-based rape crisis/sexual assault ...
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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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