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 where no public transit exists, women with limited phone access, transient and trafficked women, and survivors with high confidentiality concerns.
With this in mind, OCRCC undertook the Using Technology to Better Support Survivors: Innovation in Frontline Settings Project. Its developmental phases include an environmental scan of existing technologies that can offer outreach, crisis and counselling supports for survivors. A literature review was a part of the Project’s development.