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 of survivors accessing crisis support and counselling has multiplied—in some regions by up to 4 times. Yet funding for these services has not kept pace.

Learn more, below.

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) includes over 30 community-based sexual assault centres in Ontario. This infographic was compiled in 2022, using data collected over a 9-month period in both 2019 and in 2021, and provided by a sample of 18 OCRCC member centres. If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence, go to:

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