Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) is concerned to learn of violent incidents coinciding with the beginning of the school term at Western University. The university “is investigating reports of sexual violence reported over social media”; more, local officials …

Violence, fears about sexual assault mark start to university school year: OCRCC responds Read more »

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Support for survivors of sexual violence in our communities continues. Ontario sexual assault centres are operating, with some modifications to services that include the closure of their physical offices. Learn more and find your local sexual assault centre here. Some …

COVID-19, Pandemics and Gender: OCRCC Statement 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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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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Sexual violence can impact anyone. But Canadian and global statistics tell us that the prevalence of sexual and relationship is gendered – that is, it is experienced at higher rates by women, girls and trans persons. Women and children in …

Poverty, Sexual Violence and Ontario Income Supports Read more »

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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, …

Count Us In: Women will vote on June 7 Read more »

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