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Once again, A Canadian court challenges the law barring self-induced intoxication as defence for sexual assault. As sexual violence survivor advocates, we at Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) are both alarmed at the implications of this challenge, and …

Ontario court throws out law barring self-induced intoxication as defence for sexual assault: OCRCC responds Read More »

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As women’s advocates, we know that the threat of violence continues to loom too large as a reality in the lives of Indigenous girls and women in Canada. On average, Indigenous women aged 25 to 44 are five times more …

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: “pervasive, immediate and urgent” 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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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. …

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

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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 …

Get the Facts: What is Sexual Assault? Read More »

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