T.O. at­tack vic­tims get funds raised to sup­port re­cov­ery

Toronto Sun - - NEWS -

Vic­tims and fam­i­lies im­pacted by two ma­jor tragedies in Toronto this year have of­fi­cially re­ceived mil­lions of dol­lars raised to sup­port their re­cov­ery.

The city says a cam­paign dubbed Toronto Strong raised more than $4 mil­lion to sup­port both vic­tims of an April van at­tack in which 10 peo­ple were killed and 16 in­jured, as well as a shoot­ing on bustling Dan­forth Ave. in which a teenage woman and a 10-yearold girl were killed and 13 wounded.

The funds were dis­persed by for­mer city mayor and long­time com­mu­nity ac­tivist Bar­bara Hall af­ter con­sul­ta­tions with vic­tims, fam­i­lies, med­i­cal prac­ti­tion­ers and so­cial ser­vice providers.

The city didn’t say ex­actly how the money was dis­trib­uted, but says de­cid­ing fac­tors in­cluded both short­and long-term in­juries the sur­vivors sus­tained.

It says the im­pacts of the deaths on sur­viv­ing fam­ily mem­bers were also con­sid­ered. The city says it will start hold­ing con­sul­ta­tions on per­ma­nent me­mo­ri­als for the van at­tack and Dan­forth shoot­ing vic­tims early next year.

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