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Poverty, Sexual Violence and Ontario Income Supports

Sexual violence can impact anyone. But Canadian and global statistics tell us that the prevalence of sexual and relationship is ...
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Government repeals Ontario’s Sex Education Curriculum: OCRCC Responds

This September, Ontario will revert to an outdated 1998 sex-ed curriculum. Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) believes that ...
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Get the Facts: Healthy Relationships

Get the facts on Healthy Relationships...and signs of a less-healthy relationship. Read more about healthy relationships and relationship abuse in ...
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Education as Prevention: Youth, Sexual Violence and Mental Health

Historically, many cultures in which we live have recommended silence as a way to deal with uncomfortable issues such as ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What is Consent?

Get the facts about consent. Read more about consent in our Consent Fact Sheet ...
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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 ...
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Get the Facts: Consent

What is Consent? Get the facts about consent. Read more about Consent in our Consent Fact Sheet (English). Consent Fact ...
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What will help Ontario Thrive? An Ontario that works to end sexual violence

The last few months have seen the public extremely engaged on issues related to sexual violence, safe workplaces and many others connected to gender equity. The ...
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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 ...
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Abuse and Older Women

Get the facts on abuse and older women. Read more about abuse and older women in our Myths and Facts: Abuse and ...
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OCRCC Election toolkit

Do you know what your local political candidates will do to prevent sexual assault if elected? Ask them. Download the OCRCC Election Toolkit 2018 ...
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OCRCC Responds: Ontario’s Strategy to End Gender-Based Violence

On March 1, 2018, the Province of Ontario launched the It's Never Okay: Ontario's Gender-Based Violence Strategy. Announced by Harinder ...
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Before #MeToo, victims lost everything

This article by OCRCC Coordinator, Nicole Pietsch, appeared in The Globe & Mail. A cursory look at your social-media news ...
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OCRCC Responds to the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HRPAC) on the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy

The impacts of sexual violence are most commonly understood via trauma or mental health frameworks. But we believe that sexual ...
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OCRCC Responds to: Moving Forward on a Strategy to Address Gender-Based Violence

We believe that a gender-based analysis of violence is critical to understanding how certain barriers impact different populations – women, ...
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Jailing a sex assault victim: This is not what justice should look like

This article by OCRCC Coordinator, Nicole Pietsch, appeared in The Globe & Mail.  Popular understandings of sexual assault reflect the ...
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OCRCC Supports C16: An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code

Press release: Bill C-16 An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code aims to amend the ...
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Victim of Unfounded Sexual Assault Complaint Sues the London Police Services for Violation of her Charter Rights

Press release: Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) stands in support of a survivor of sexual assualt and her ...
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Unfounded: OCRCC Responds

Press release: A 20-month Globe and Mail investigation into police-reported sexual assault allegations has revealed how police services across Ontario record some sexual assault ...
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Toronto man jailed for drugging friend with ‘date rape drug’: OCRCC Responds

Press release: OCRCC is writing regarding the case concerning Duilio “Nick” Franchino. Earlier this week, he was sentenced to nine months ...
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OCRCC Responds to Recent Developments in the Ghomeshi Case

Press release: In 2014, when allegations of violence against women were first brought against Jian Ghomeshi, many responded with disbelief: but ...
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OCRCC responds to the Ghomeshi verdict

Press release: In 2014, when allegations of violence against women were first brought against Jian Ghomeshi, many responded with disbelief: ...
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Don’t dismiss Ghomeshi’s accusers over their after-the-fact behaviour

This week saw two witnesses testify in the Jian Ghomeshi trial. Both witnesses are women who shared their descriptions of ...
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OCRCC Participates at the Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment

In the fall of 2014, Ontarians were shocked by the news of several high profile cases of sexual violence and ...
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Draw the Line

'Draw The Line' is an interactive campaign that aims to engage Ontarians in a dialogue about sexual violence. Get free ...
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Draw the Line

'Draw The Line' is an interactive campaign that aims to engage Ontarians in a dialogue about sexual violence. Get free ...
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