Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada

August 24, 2007 14:57 ET

Minister Day Announces More Than $2.7 Million in Funding to Support Nine Crime Prevention Projects in British Columbia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 24, 2007) - Today, the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, along with Dave Hayer, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Surrey-Tynehead, announced that Canada's New Government is providing more than $2.7 million in funding to support nine crime prevention projects in communities across the province of British Columbia.

"Canada's New Government is serious about keeping our communities safe, which is why we are focusing our crime prevention funding on those who are most at risk," said Minister Day. "By working with the province of British Columbia, communities and other local stakeholders to develop these projects, together we can steer young people from a life of crime."

"The BC Government is pleased to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of community partners and agencies in bringing these crime prevention initiatives forward," said Mr. Hayer. "Through enhanced inter-ministry coordination and a close working relationship with the federal government, we are helping the people of the province to feel safer and more secure."

"Crime Prevention is up to all of us," said Chief Constable Jim Chu of the Vancouver Police Department. "It is reassuring to see much needed resources dedicated to these worthwhile programs."

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 whaat works in crime prevention.

Contact Information

  • Public Safety Canada
    Media Relations
    Office of the Honourable Stockwell Day
    Minister of Public Safety
    Melisa Leclerc
    Director of Communications