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“The day in march 2018 when the Ontario Liberals announced their gender-based violence strategy, I cried with joy. The plan included $14.8 million in additional funding for Ontario’s rape crisis centres. “That money was needed. At the Toronto Rape Crisis …

“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 Read More »

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People working on the front lines to support victims of crime say Ontario’s changes to support programs will rob some victims some of vital counselling and “life-changing” funding. The government has scrapped the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and the Financial …

Victims left short by program changes: Ontario critics Read More »

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In Waterloo Region, a woman was visiting her doctor’s office when she noticed a sign and phone number for the Sexual Assault Support Centre. She went home and called the number, and shared that she was sexually abused as a …

Sexual assault centres are overwhelmed in the #MeToo era Read More »

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Included in the Ontario gender-based violence strategy was up to $14.8-million over three years to increase the capacity of current Sexual Assault Centres — as well as open new ones in communities where none currently exist. The Sexual Assault Centre …

#SurvivorsCan’tWait: Ontario rape crisis centres still awaiting funding promised Read More »

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Last week, NDP MPP Suze Morrison rose in question period to ask the Ontario Progressive Conservatives if they would honour the previous government’s gender-based violence strategy, which included a promise to increase funding for rape crisis centres by 33 per …

Ontario: Won’t Say If They’ll Honour Funding Bump For Rape Crisis Centres Read More »

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The Province of Ontario elected a Progressive Conservative, government on June 7, 2018. At Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC), we have appreciated the significant work of the previous Ontario government’s It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan on Sexual …

OCRCC: Ontario elects Progressive Conservative government Read More »

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Technology can make access to crisis, counselling and other supports easier to access for some populations of survivors of sexual violence in Ontario. This can include women living with disabilities and Deaf women, youth, working women, rural women in regions …

Using Technology to Better Support Survivors: Literature Review Read More »

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