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$11.5 million increase to shelters and counselling, but no news on Sexual Violence Support services

Last week, Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues Lisa McLeod announced a $11.5 million increase to shelters and counselling services. While we laud this investment as positive for our shelter sisters and counselling services, this announcement created significant confusion among Ontario

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Sexual assault centres are overwhelmed in the #MeToo era

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

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

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

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

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

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Sexual Assault Survivors know Dr. Blasey Ford’s impossible burden

Testimony in a sexual assault case – which relies on a survivor’s willingness to provide it – has the power to make an unknown and often serious incident visible. Without the victim’s story, it can remain a secret, hidden forever.

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Online Sexual Violence

What is Online Sexual Violence? Online sexual violence can include… Spreading lies online about someone’s sexual reputation Spreading truths online about someone’s sexual reputation Forwarding a sexy, nude or hookup picture or text of someone to your friends without that

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Government repeals Ontario’s Sex Education Curriculum: OCRCC Responds

This September, Ontario will revert to an outdated 1998 sex-ed curriculum. Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) believes that this shift will adversely impact Ontario’s young people. Providing comprehensive sex-ed is first and foremost “about making sure that young

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Get the Facts: Healthy Relationships

Get the facts on Healthy Relationships…and signs of a less-healthy relationship. Read more about healthy relationships and relationship abuse in our Healthy Relationships Fact Sheet (English).  Healthy Relationships Fact Sheet (Arabic) Healthy Relationships Fact Sheet (French) Healthy Relationships Fact Sheet

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Get the Facts: What is Sexual Assault?

Get the facts on Sexual Assault Read more about sexual assault in our Sexual Assault Definition Fact Sheet (English). Sexual Assault Definition Fact Sheet (French) Sexual Assault Definition Fact Sheet (Arabic) Sexual Assault Definition Fact Sheet (Simplified Chinese) Sexual Assault

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OCRCC: Ontario elects Progressive Conservative government

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

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