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Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre

Support, information, and long term counselling services to women survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment and childhood sexual abuse, including accompaniment to court, hospital or police. 

Official Languages Spoken

Record #: OCR0252 Last Full Update: 12 Mar 2019
Alternate Name CV19 ; HT1 ; HT2 ; OCR ; ORCC ; Rape Crisis Centre ; SAC ; Sexual Assault / Rape Crisis Centres ; Sexual Assault Centre
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa (City of)
Address & Map
Ottawa, ON
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Mailing Address PO Box 20206 
Ottawa, ON K1N 9P4
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking on street available for 3 hours
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (13 Apr 2020): All groups, accompaniment services, and public events cancelled. Counselling sessions being rescheduled or offered by phone. Crisis line continues with possible schedule changes.

Support, information, and long-term counselling services to survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment and childhood sexual abuse * information and short-term counselling for supporters of survivors * support groups and workshops * accompaniment to court, hospital or police * community education * volunteer training program * public education
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Crisis Line Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Ottawa (City of) - and surrounding areas
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Trans and cis women, trans men, and gender non-binary people, 16 years and older * survivors of childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment, sexual assault, as well as their friends and family members
Application Call for more information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - upon request
Fees None
Service Categories Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups ; Adult Child Sexual Abuse Survivor Counselling ; Crime Victim Accompaniment Services ; Sexual Assault Counselling ; Sexual Assault Hotlines ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Sexually Abused Adults ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Sexual Assault Issues ; Volunteer Development ~ Sexual Assault Issues
Waiting List Yes, for long-term counselling.
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-562-2334
Crisis Phone 613-562-2333 * when leaving a message, confirm if you wish to be called back
Fax 613-562-2291
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Contact Sakinna, Counselling Coordinator; Phone: 613-562-2334 ext 30; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Josephine Basudde, Crisis Line and Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 613-562-2334 ext 22; Email: josephine@orcc.nert
Other Details
Established 1974
Funding City / Town ; Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 119109221 RR0001 ; United Way
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Pamphlets
Resources Website
Accreditation No * Staff certified by their respective professional associations