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The Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) and the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre stand behind Mandi Gray and her statement on her experiences with the Canadian Criminal Justice System. In July of 2016, in an unprecedented ruling, Mustafa Ururyar was found guilty of the...

First in a Series in a Partnership between JOURNEY Magazine and the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre. Reprinted with permission from JOURNEY Magazine. See the original post here.   By Melodie McCullough Motherhood: A time of joy, a time of feeling loved, a time in a woman’s life when everything...

In solidarity with all members of the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres, we share this statement: In 2014, when allegations of violence against women were first brought against Jian Ghomeshi, many responded with disbelief: he “sounded plausible and open,”[1] Globe and Mail’s Margaret Wente admitted...

By Leslye O'Mara On February 23, 2016 the Centre’s clinical counsellor and I hosted an evening engaging guests in conversation about different aspects of the Ghomeshi case and larger societal reactions. None of us were experts in law or this particular case, but it has brought...

For the members of the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, and the many survivors of sexual violence, the Ghomeshi trial has been a public display of a long-hidden secret. We all want to believe that the justice process in Canada is fair and just; that due process...

If you have been following the news about the Ontario Government’s changes to the Health and Physical  Education Curriculum, you might be wondering, “What’s the deal?” You might be wondering why everyone is talking about “The Talk,” healthy relationships, consent, online cyberbullying, sexual harassment, and sexual...

In Canada, young people (especially girls aged 15 to 24) are at high risk of relationship and sexual violence. This violence can happen at home, in school, in community and online, by family, friends or a dating partner. During your teenage years, you undergo great physical...

We are bystanders every day for everything we see and hear around us in our community. The word ‘bystander’ has become very popular in schools when we talk about witnessing bullying and what role we play as witnesses. At the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, we...

What does it mean to be an ally? It means a formal unification – a philosophical partnership. To be an ally to women and girls, to LGBTQ+ folk, to people who are experiencing barriers to participating in all the opportunities you enjoy, is a courageous process....

Thursday, September 17 in the four counties of Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. Stay Tuned for Locations and Details!...