Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada

September 10, 2007 18:00 ET

Minister Day Announces More Than $2.5 Million in Funding to Support Eight Crime Prevention Projects in Saskatchewan

SAKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2007) - Today the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, announced that Canada's New Government is providing more than $2.5 million in funding to support eight crime prevention projects in Saskatchewan communities.

"Canada's New Government is committed to keeping our communities safe and providing opportunities for those at risk to make better choices," said Minister Day. "The projects we are funding today will help curb problems such as gang violence and drug abuse. We will continue to work with the province, communities, and local stakeholders to prevent crime in Saskatchewan."

"Crime prevention is a priority for the Saskatoon Police Service. The funding outlined by the Government of Canada will assist police and the community in our ongoing efforts to create a safe and healthy environment," said Police Chief Clive Weighill.

Crime prevention funding is focused on priorities established in partnership with stakeholders, using careful analysis of key crime trends. Priorities for support include:

- supporting vulnerable families and children at risk;

- preventing youth gang and drug-related crime;

- preventing recidivism among high-risk groups; and

- fostering prevention in Aboriginal communities.

As part of Public Safety Canada, the National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC) provides funding to strategically selected projects that contribute to preventing and reducing crime in Canada and to increasing knowledge about what works in crime prevention.

For more information, please visit the website www.PublicSafety.gc.ca

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Stockwell Day
    Minister of Public Safety
    Melisa Leclerc
    Director of Communications
    613-991-2863
    or
    Public Safety Canada
    Media Relations
    613-991-0657