THE CAUSE

The Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) is a network of sexual assault centres across Ontario. We represent 31 English-language sexual assault centres. Our membership includes sexual assault centres from across Ontario, offering counselling, information and support services to survivors of sexual violence, including childhood sexual abuse and incest.

OCRCC’s work includes partnering with various community and academic allies to develop training for professionals to improve their skills in respectfully responding to sexual assault disclosures. Our provincial public education campaign “Draw The Line”, funded by the Ministry of Status of Women and developed in partnership with Action Ontarienne, challenges common myths about sexual violence, and equips bystanders with information on how to intervene safely and effectively.

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Everyone will be touched by sexual assault at some point in their lives: whether it happens to you, a friend, a family member or a partner. There is no doubt that Ontario is facing a sexual assault crisis and something needs to change - now.

You Are A Star was created with the goal of spreading awareness of both sexual assault information and statistics, as well as resources for survivors and those who love them. It aims to start a conversation that can lead to positive change and help to erase some of the stigma around the subject. The concert portion, lead by Jay Gordon Wright, is working to raise funds for the OCRCC, the umbrella organization that brings together centres from across the province, making sure to deliver funds to where they can be used most.

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OCRCC RESOURCES
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The OCRCC provides free counselling to survivors of sexual assault through 31 different crisis centres across Ontario. Visit their website to find support in your community.

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The OCRCC is involved in policy and political action, fighting for the rights of survivors and to make resources more readily available. Learn more about their work here.