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Toronto Centre: Toronto and Support Women

toronto centre: Minister of Children, Community and Social Services and Minister Responsible for Women's Issues Lisa Mac Leod is embarking on province-wide consultations about how to best support women impacted by violence, according to Toronto Star. Rick Madonik / Toronto Star file photo For her Toronto centre, it meant an additional 159,000 this year, which is much needed to hire full-time staff, said Singh. Deb Singh, of the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape, said Wednesday the government had promised a 33 per cent budget increase for such centres over the next three years, but the money has not yet been released. The Progressive Conservative government could have expedited these funds knowing that survivors have been waiting for months to access services that could be strengthened if this funding had been granted months ago, she said. Article Continued Below Rape crisis centres are funded through the ministry of the attorney general which, like all ministries, is currently examining spending. Children, Community and Social Services Minister Lisa Mac Leod said Wednesday at Queen's Park that the 11.5 million will be distributed to 400 agencies, including shelters, that fall under her ministry. ( As reported in the news.