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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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Ontario’s Rape crisis centres continue to await promised funding

Rape crisis centres don’t yet know if they will receive additional funding promised by Ontario’s previous Liberal government earlier this year as part of a gender-based violence strategy. Deb Singh, of the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape, said Wednesday the government

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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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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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Count Us In: Women will vote on June 7

Count Us In: Women will vote on June 7 This article was written by Pamela Cross, Lieran Docherty, Amanda Dale, Farrah Khan, Marlene Ham, Lenore Lukasik-Foss (of OCRCC) & Margaret MacPherson, and appeared in the Globe and Mail on May 30,

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Using Technology to Better Support Survivors: Literature Review

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

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