Press Releases

On a podium: Taking Action Against Sexual Violence and Harassment

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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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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Violence, fears about sexual assault mark start to university school year: OCRCC responds

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) is concerned to learn of violent incidents coinciding with the beginning of the ...
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Our Statement on Sex Work

Introduction: About us Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) is comprised of 30 Anglophone community-based sexual assault centres from ...
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Violence impacting Indigenous people and communities

In recent weeks, we have been witness to both historical and recent violence against Indigenous individuals and communities. Many of ...
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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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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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