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On a podium: Taking Action Against Sexual Violence and Harassment

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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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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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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Government ends One-time Funding Resources for Ontario Sexual Assault Centres: OCRCC Responds

A year ago, in the face of increased demands for service and crushing wait lists for supportive counselling to survivors ...
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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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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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