Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre

Offers support for people who have experienced sexual and/or gender-based violence in the Ottawa region.

The Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre website frontpage

DATE: 2023

ROLE: Web Development

CLIENT: The Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre

Project Objectives:

  • Give the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre (ORCC) a look, feel and voice that represents the work it is doing.
  • Effectively represent ORCC’s brand identity through a visually appealing design, reflecting their values, mission, and commitment to service excellence.
  • Transform the website content so that it’s accessible and up-to-date.
  • Provide an inclusive, trauma-informed experience for all users.

Website objectives:

  • Accessibility: Provide clear, easy access to ORCC’s services and adhere to accessibility standards.
  • User Engagement: Invite people to join an inclusive community of care focused on healing through support, compassion and understanding.
  • Resource Directory on sexualized violence supports within the Ottawa community with a searchable directory.
  • Educate and Advocate on sexualized violence issues to elicit social, behavioural and legislative change.
  • SEO and Visibility: Implement SEO strategies to enhance the website’s visibility on search engines, making it easier for users to find ORCC’s services online.
  • Adaptability: Design the website with scalability in mind, enabling easy updates and additions as ORCC’s services and offerings continue to evolve.
  • Compliance: Ensure the website adheres to relevant data protection and privacy regulations, providing a secure and trustworthy experience for users.
  • Social Integration: Integrate social media platforms to foster engagement, enable sharing of content, and expand ORCC’s online reach to a broader audience.
  • Performance and Speed: Optimize the website’s performance to ensure fast loading times, reducing bounce rates and enhancing user satisfaction.
  • Analytics and Insights: Implement tracking tools to gather data on user behaviour, allowing ORCC to analyze site performance and make informed decisions for continuous improvement.

Throughout the project, effective communication, collaboration, and alignment between the client, graphic designer, and content writer were crucial. Regular meetings, status updates, and open discussions ensured that the website development aligned with ORCC’s goals.

The Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre website counselling page screen capture