LAWC, in addition to other organizations, was receiving funding through the Measures to Address Prostitution Initiatives (MAPI) fund, a five-year program that ended in March 2020.
MAPI provided funding for women and girls at risk of trafficking and those who were trafficked.
While in operation, the program helped a total of 3,107 trafficked, prostituted, sexually-exploited and at-risk women and girls in London. This included individual long-term, trauma-informed service to 650 trafficked and sexually exploited women and girls, 939 at-risk women and girls who attended groups, 173 family members from across Canada looking for their missing daughters, and 1,343 at-risk women and youth through community outreach.
It's not just London. There are 8 other agencies/centers across Canada that will be forced to close their doors. A paltry $1.5 million/yr would keep them all open. That's around $166,000 per center per year. A friggin' bargain for what they do.
And even though Trudope said they can apply for more funding in October, for at least those 9 locations, as well as any potential victims until then, it'll be too late. The f*cking goof can do a Parliamentary end run and introduce a $600 million anti-gun law but just can't seem to find the time or money for what's really important. Once again showing he puts ideology above common sense and basic humanity. Oh wait, he did put $75 million towards putting together some kind of committee so we know that'll be money well spent, not.