Crime Prevention Funding Programs
Public Safety Canada's 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. In order to achieve its goals, the NCPC identifies specific priorities for project funding.
Building on past successes and lessons learned, the NCPC 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
- Aboriginal and northern communities, especially those with high crime rates and persistent crime problems.
Within these populations, the NCPC will also target specific priority crime issues such as drug-related crime, youth gangs and gun violence.
Details on the NCPC 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.
Measures to Support Exiting Prostitution
The Measures to Support Exiting Prostitution funding opportunity will be administered by Public Safety Canada and funded through the Crime Prevention Action Fund.
The Northern and Aboriginal Crime Prevention Fund (NACPF) will support 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 grant and contribution funding for initiatives in communities where youth gangs are an existing or emerging threat and supports initiatives that clearly target youth in gangs or at greatest risk of joining gangs.
Crime Prevention News Releases
Crime Prevention Publications and Reports
- Final Program Evaluation – Towards No Drug Abuse
- Research Summary: Towards No Drug Abuse
- Research Summary: Crime Prevention in Canada: Implementation Challenges and Strategies to Overcome Them
- Crime Prevention in Canada: Implementation Challenges and Strategies to Overcome Them
- Research Summary: Results of Crime Prevention Programs for 12 to 17 Year Olds
- More Crime Prevention Publications and Reports
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