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OCRCC Statement: Campus Sexual Violence

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 note that in addition to this, “four unrelated reports of sexual violence were received in…

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OCRCC Statement: Violence Impacting Indigenous People & Communities

In recent weeks, we have been witness to both historical and recent violence against Indigenous individuals and communities. Many of these atrocities have particularly affected Indigenous women, children, and gender-diverse people. Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres OCRCC) stands in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and their communities in the face of these acts of violence.…

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OCRCC Statement: Sex Work and Sex Trafficking

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres has created a Statement on Sex Work and Sex Trafficking. This Statement helps to: Clarify OCRCC centres' position on sex work, i.e. Sex work is real work, we support decriminalization Identify the systemic impacts of criminalization and sex work stigma Identify how sex work is distinct from human trafficking  OCRCC-Sex-Work-and-Sex-Trafficking-Statement-Download

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OCRCC Statement – Bill 251 – Combat Human Trafficking Act

OCRCC has significant concerns about Bill 251, Combating Human Trafficking Act, 2021. While the stated intent of Bill 251 is to combat human trafficking and provide support for survivors, a close examination of the bill conveys a largely criminal justice understanding of human trafficking only. This limits community-based solutions, including options for those who have experienced trafficking. In…

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#thatgirl Move – A -Thon

The Women’s Support Network of York Region would like to take a moment to express our gratitude for your support of our first virtual #thatgirl Move-a-thon. Together we raised $5,726. We couldn’t have done it without you!# thatgirlmoveathon #fundraiser We would like to thank our sponsors and 105.9 The Region for supporting our…

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#thatgirl Moveathon

What is it? What is it? The first annual virtual #thatgirl Move-a-thon - May 14-24, 2021- walk, run, hike, bike...whatever you like. Online registration opens April 16th. Register, build your pledges and move however you like, whenever you like, alone or in your bubble. Or create a virtual team and rally together to meet your…

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