Crime Prevention Funding Programs
The Crime Prevention Action Fund (CPAF)
The CPAF 2021 Call for Applications is now closed and is no longer accepting applications. The deadline to submit an application was on October 6, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT).
The Security Infrastructure Program (SIP)
The SIP 2021 Call for Applications is now closed and is no longer accepting applications. The deadline to submit an application was on October 6, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT).
Public Safety Canada's National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS) 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. In order to achieve its goals, the NCPS identifies specific priorities for project funding.
Building on past successes and lessons learned, the NCPS aims to deliver concrete results in local communities by funding and evaluating interventions to prevent and reduce offending among those most at-risk, especially:
- Children, youth and young adults who show multiple risk factors known to be related to offending behaviour;
- High risk offenders in communities; and
- Indigenous and northern communities, especially those with high crime rates and persistent crime problems.
Within these populations, the NCPS will also target specific priority crime issues such as drug-related crime, youth gangs and gun violence.
Details on the NCPS funding programs are provided in the links below.
The Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) provides time-limited funding to enhance the security infrastructure of communities targeted by hate-motivated crime.
The Crime Prevention Action Fund (CPAF) provides time-limited grant and contribution funding that supports evidence-based crime prevention initiatives in communities that address known risk and protective factors associated with crime among vulnerable groups of the population, especially children and youth from 6-24 years, and chronic offenders.
The Northern and Aboriginal Crime Prevention Fund (NACPF) supports the adaptation, development and implementation of innovative and promising culturally sensitive crime prevention practices which address known risk and protective factors to reduce offending among at-risk children and youth, and high risk offenders in communities; the dissemination of knowledge and the development of tools and resources for Aboriginal and northern populations; capacity building as a means to explore ways to develop or implement culturally sensitive crime prevention practices among Aboriginal and northern populations.
The Youth Gang Prevention Fund (YGPF) provides time-limited funding for initiatives in communities that prevent at-risk youth from joining gangs, provides exit strategies for youth who belong to gangs, and offers support to youth so they do not re-join gangs, in communities where youth gangs are an existing or emerging threat.
Crime Prevention News Releases
Minister Mendicino announces new funding of $41.8 million for Quebec to support gun and gang violence prevention initiatives
August 4, 2022
New funding for Greater Sudbury to support gun and gang violence prevention through the Building Safer Communities Funds
August 2, 2022
Minister Mendicino announces proposed pricing model for assault-style firearms buyback program
July 28, 2022
- More Crime Prevention News Releases
Crime Prevention Publications and Reports
- Mass Casualty Commission Interim Report
- Annual National Data Report to Inform Trends and Patterns in Drug-Impaired Driving 2021
- Large-Scale Implementation and Evaluation of the Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision (STICS)
- Research Summary - Large-Scale Implementation and Evaluation of the Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision (STICS)
- Research Summary - Crime Prevention Programs in Canada: Examining Key Implementation Elements for Indigenous Populations
- More Crime Prevention Publications and Reports
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