What’s new? OCRCC responds

OCRCC responds to current issues related to sexual violence and the needs of sexual violence survivors. Read our press releases and our take on sexual violence trends in Ontario.
  • Ontario court throws out law barring self-induced intoxication as defence for sexual assault: OCRCC responds

    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 [...]

  • Systemic violence impacting the Black community: OCRCC

    We are witness to systemic violence committed against Black individuals and the Black community, in places both far from and near to our own communities. In Minnesota, the USA and Canada, [...]

  • Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres: Our condolences to those affected by the violent attack in Nova Scotia, Canada (April 18-19, 2020)

    Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) stands in solidarity with the communities of Nova Scotia, Canada. We were saddened to learn of the violent attack that has left many individuals, families [...]

  • Environmental Scan

    In 2020, OCRCC completed an Environmental Scan on the Coalition, its history, and the many social contexts impacting its work. See below for this document.

  • COVID-19, Pandemics and Gender: OCRCC Statement

    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 [...]

  • PC Government commits $2 million for human trafficking; but ends funding to reduce wait-times: OCRCC Responds

    Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) has learned that the PC Government intends to commit to $2 million in annual funding for Ontario Sexual Assault Centres for work with survivors [...]

  • Government ends One-time Funding Resources for Ontario Sexual Assault Centres: OCRCC Responds

    A year ago, in the face of increased demands for service and crushing wait lists for supportive counselling to survivors of sexual assault, the Province of Ontario provided “$1 million in [...]

  • ‘No one should have to wait’: Supports for sexual assault survivors

    The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre and Ontario’s 41 other sexual-assault centres are a lifeline to scores of survivors of sexual violence in Ontario. For one survivor who shared her story, meeting [...]

  • “I have to tell rape victims to come back in 11 months”: A counsellor at the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre, on the provincial funding cuts

    “The day in march 2018 when the Ontario Liberals announced their gender-based violence strategy, I cried with joy. The plan included $14.8 million in additional funding for Ontario’s rape crisis centres. [...]

  • Statistics Canada: Almost 19% year over year increase in Sexual Assaults in Ontario

    Last week, Statistics Canada released recent findings of Incident-based crime statistics[1] in Canada. In these statistics, we can see that the prevalence of sexual assault in Ontario rose from 7,434 police-reported [...]

  • What Survivors are saying about Ontario Sexual Assault Centres

  • Supporting Sexual Violence Survivors