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Public Safety Canada

November 27, 2009 13:55 ET

Government of Canada Supports Crime Prevention Efforts in Calgary and Surrounding Area

Programs to Offer Youth Life Skills to Make Smart Choices

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 27, 2009) - Today, the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of Public Safety, announced federal support of over $2 million for two projects aimed at preventing crime in Calgary and the surrounding area.

"This Government is committed to preventing crime and building stronger communities," said Minister Van Loan. "The funding announced today will support initiatives that will help at-risk youth and their families make better choices and avoid violent acts. This announcement clearly demonstrates the government's commitment to preventing crime and making our streets safe."

Through the National Crime Prevention Strategy, the Government of Canada is providing federal support in the amount of $519,088 over three years to Calgary's Home Front Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence to implement its Strengthening the Spirit - Oskayi Kiskinotahn program. In addition, the SPEC Association for Children and Families in Brooks, Alberta, will receive $1,595,716 in funding over three years for the Connections, Leadership and Resiliency Project.

About the National Crime Prevention Strategy:

The National Crime Prevention Strategy is administered by Public Safety Canada. The Strategy provides funding support to selected projects that help prevent crime and increase knowledge about what works in crime prevention.

For more information about the projects receiving funding, please see: Backgrounder.

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