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‘No one should have to wait’: Supports for sexual assault survivors

The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre and Ontario’s 41 other sexual-assault centres are a lifeline to scores of survivors of sexual ...
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Sexual assault centres struggle with limited funding as more women come forward to say #MeToo

In Toronto, wait times for sexual violence counselling are around 11 months. The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre in Halifax stopped putting ...
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Even today, sexual violence survivors struggle to be heard

With the start of the criminal trial of Harvey Weinstein, the pervasiveness of sexual assault is back in the public ...
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“I have to tell rape victims to come back in 11 months”: A counsellor at the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre, on the provincial funding cuts

“The day in march 2018 when the Ontario Liberals announced their gender-based violence strategy, I cried with joy. The plan ...
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Ontario’s revamped compensation program unavailable to victims of historical sexual crimes: OCRCC Responds

The network of sexual assault and rape crisis centres across Ontario is demanding Ontario's attorney general reverse recent changes to victim ...
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Victims left short by program changes: Ontario critics

People working on the front lines to support victims of crime say Ontario’s changes to support programs will rob some ...
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Gender-based violence: the importance of affordable, accessible childcare

Canadian research shows that “there is a direct link between economic empowerment and gender-based violence. Women with domestic violence experiences ...
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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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