Policy & Political Action

Papal apology to Indigenous Peoples in Canada: OCRCC responds

In a visit across Canada, Pope Francis asked for "forgiveness in the name of the church" for its part in ...
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U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, impacting the right to abortion: OCRCC responds

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022, declaring that the constitutional right to abortion, upheld ...
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CBC: the need for more funding for sexual assault centres

"We are a privileged country. We have the means to do better." - Deb Singh, Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women ...
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CBC News: Ontario’s sexual assault support centres say they are stretched thin and need more funding

"Many of these centres are funded at a 1990s level, but they're seeing service demands that are more reflective of ...
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Supreme Court rules extreme intoxication defence available for violent crimes: OCRCC responds

The Supreme court has ruled that extreme intoxication is an available defence for violent crimes. As sexual violence survivor advocates, ...
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Violence impacting the Black community: OCRCC responds

This past weekend in Buffalo, N.Y, ten people were fatally shot at a neighborhood supermarket. This incident was a targeted ...
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Sexual Assault Evidence Kits: interview with the Canadian Women’s Foundation

Nicole Pietsch, OCRCC Writer and Advocate speaks about sexual assault evidence kits, speaking out against sexual violence, and the ever ...
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Sexual violence in Ontario: Trends in survivors seeking support

Sexual assault centres have been operating in Ontario since the 1990s -- some since the 1970s. Since then, the number ...
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Are you a friend of your local community sexual assault centre?

If yes, help us support sexual violence survivors in our communities. More survivors could be getting support by now. A ...
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