Crime Prevention Action Fund (CPAF) - Funding Application Guide
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).
This document is your step-by-step guide to completing an application for funding under the Crime Prevention Action Fund. It is recommended that you refer to the guide while completing the online application form.
Review the information in this Funding Application Guide, noting all of the required information and supporting documentation. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered for funding. If you have any questions about the application process, please reach out to a Program Advisor who will be able to provide you with assistance. Contact information is available in Part F of this guide.
This funding application guide consists of six main components:
- Part A: Program Overview
- Part B: Call for Applications Priorities
- Part C: Application Requirements and Deadline
- Part D: Application Assessment Process
- Part E: Helpful Resources
- Part F: Contact Information
- Annex A: Application Form Questions
- Annex B: Considerations for Submitting a Strong Multi-Sectoral Application
Part A: Program Overview
Public Safety Canada is working to build a safe and resilient Canada through the National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS). The Crime Prevention Action Fund (CPAF) under the NCPS, provides time-limited funding in the form of grants and contributions to support the implementation and evaluation of local, targeted and tailored crime prevention initiatives with an objective to develop and share the knowledge of what works.
We work closely with partners and stakeholders in the provinces and territories to develop and implement results-driven programs that target specific crime issues in regions and communities across Canada. We provide tools, knowledge and support to undertake crime prevention initiatives in communities large and small across Canada.
Part B: Call for Applications Priorities
The 2021 CPAF Call for Applications priorities are:
1. Multi-Sectoral Direct Intervention Project
Support new multi-sectoral community-driven direct intervention project for an identified priority youth population. Projects focusing on Black and Indigenous youth will be prioritized.
Multi-sectoral approaches refer to deliberate collaboration among various stakeholder groups (i.e. government, Indigenous organizations, service providers) and sectors (i.e. health, education, private sector) to jointly achieve a shared outcome. By engaging multiple sectors, partners can leverage knowledge, expertise, reach, and resources, benefiting from their combined and varied strengths as they work toward a shared goal to provide youth-centered services.
For additional information, please refer to the Multi-Sectoral Approaches for Crime Prevention Programs: What You Need to Know and Annex B.
2. Research on Multi-Sectoral Initiative
Support research project for the development and dissemination of knowledge products such as information, tools and resources on multi-sectoral community-driven crime prevention initiatives. Projects focusing on Black and Indigenous youth will be prioritized.
For additional information, please refer to the Multi-Sectoral Approaches for Crime Prevention Programs: What You Need to Know
3. Research on the Impacts of the Pandemic
Support research project for the development and dissemination of knowledge products such as information, tools and resources on the impacts of the pandemic on crime prevention issues (e.g. family violence, substance abuse, mental health, etc.). and/or service delivery.
Projects must fall under one of the above priorities to be eligible for this call for applications.
Max. Funding per Project
Maximum Funding Period
$1,500,000 / year
Minimum 5% cost share from non-governmental sources
Contributions may be provided to the following classes of recipients in support of the objectives of the NCPS:
- Community or professional organizations, societies and associations which have associated themselves with a not-for-profit purpose, and which have the mandate to represent their membership or community;
- Provincial, territorial, regional, municipal and local governments;
- Aboriginal governments, organizations and communities;
- Provincial, municipal and Indigenous police services; and
- Canadian universities, educational institutions/boards of education and Centres of excellence.
Crown corporations, for-profit groups and individuals are examples of recipients that are not eligible for funding under the NCPS.
Funds may be used only for expenditures directly related to the activities of the project identified in a budget approved by the Department.
For a full list of eligible and ineligible expenditures, please refer to the CPAF Terms and Conditions.
Part C: Application Deadline and Requirements
The current call for applications is open from August 11, 2021 to October 6, 2021. Completed applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 PDT on October 6, 2021.
Application form questions can be found in Annex A of this guide. Applicants are encouraged to prepare their answers to the application questions before completing the online application form.
A complete application consists of:
- Online Funding Application Form - If internet access is limited, please contact a Program Advisor in your region to obtain alternate formats.
- Project Budget using Public Safety Canada’s Template (Excel, 50 KB).
- Project Workplan using Public Safety Canada’s Template (Excel, 50 KB).
Incomplete applications and applications received after October 6, 2021 will not be considered for funding.
Information sessions will be held on August 17, 2021 at 11 a.m. (French) and August 17, 2021 at 1 p.m. (English), Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). These sessions will provide an opportunity for interested applicants to pose questions about the program and the application requirements and process.
To participate, please register for the session.
Part D: Application Assessment and Project Evaluation
A criteria-based assessment process ensures that all applications are evaluated objectively and consistently, according to the CPAF Terms and Conditions and the availability of funding.
Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:
- Alignment with the program’s objectives and the priorities of the call for applications;
- Demonstrated need for the project;
- Organizational ability and readiness to administer and deliver the project;
- Partnership creation and/or strengthening.
- Contributions to knowledge and resource development and dissemination
The application assessment process will consist of:
- Initial review by Program Advisors to verify that mandatory information has been provided, and basic eligibility criteria are met (see Part C: Application Requirements and Deadline);
- Detailed review of the application to assess the nature and scope of the proposal, the applicants readiness to implement the project and the extent to which the project is innovative;
- Consultation with provincial/territorial government partners and other federal government departments; and
- Departmental committee review of eligible applications and funding recommendations.
Public Safety Canada aims to select applications that help bridge gaps in knowledge on how crime prevention programs can be adapted to respond to identified needs within vulnerable communities. Therefore, the basic score of each application will be one of many factors considered for the final selection.
Evaluation is a key activity in the implementation of CPAF. In addition to the regular performance monitoring and reporting required for all projects funded under a contribution program, Public Safety Canada supports robust and rigorous evaluation of selected projects and provides assistance to develop and implement evaluations that are appropriate to the type of project being undertaken. Project evaluation findings contribute to building the evidence and knowledge about effective crime prevention practices.
In order to be considered for an evaluation, applicants should demonstrate:
- Experience with data collection and information management systems;
- Strong management practices;
- A clear articulation of the relationship between the proposed program activities and the anticipated outcomes; and
- Previous experience supporting and participating in an evaluation.
Communication of Results
All applicants will be contacted by Public Safety Canada with the results of the assessment.
Applications that have been selected for further development will be invited to work with PS Program Advisors to develop their project into funding agreements.
Funding or reimbursements cannot be provided to applicants for any activities that have been started or completed prior to signing a contribution agreement with Public Safety Canada.
Part E: Helpful Resources
- CPAF Terms and Conditions
- Multi-Sectoral Approach for Crime Prevention Programs – What You Need to Know
- Project Planning and Evaluation
- Crime Prevention: Community Readiness and Mobilization
- Trauma and Violence Informed Approaches
Part F: Contact Information
For any questions on technical issues or clarification on specific questions you may contact a Program Advisor in your region:
- Ontario: email@example.com
- Quebec & Nunavut: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan & Northwest Territories: email@example.com
- British Columbia & Yukon: firstname.lastname@example.org
- New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island & Newfoundland and Labrador: email@example.com
Annex A: Application Form Questions
You are encouraged to prepare your responses to the questions before completing the online application form. For ease of reference, the questions of the online form have been transcribed below:
Select your language of choice.
English or French.
Section 1: Key Information
Applicants that experience technical issues beyond their control that prevent them from submitting their application by the deadline must e-mail the Program mailbox to report the technical issue within 24 hours of the application deadline and request approval to submit their application.
The e-mail must describe the technical difficulties and include a timeline of the applicant's submission efforts. Once the request has been reviewed, Public Safety Canada will inform the applicant whether the request to submit a late application has been approved or denied. As such, requests will not be automatically approved.
Note that the deadline to submit your application is October 6, 2021.
Please review the Call for Applications webpage and download the following important documents before starting this funding application form:
- Funding Application Guide (includes the application instructions)
- PS Budget Template (mandatory)
- PS Workplan Template (mandatory)
- and other mandatory documents applicable for this program as identified in the Program Application Guide and/the Application Form
Ensure that all applicable sections of this application form are completed, including the budget and workplan documents. Incomplete applications, including submissions missing the mandatory documents or submissions that do not use the templates provided, will not be considered for funding.
Please send your inquiries through the Program mailbox and a Program Officer will provide you with assistance.
Notice to the Applicant
Applicants are not to assume an approval or incur obligations or expense until such time as they have been notified of funding approval and have signed a contribution agreement.
All contributions are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by the requirements of the Policy on Transfer Payments.
Public Safety Canada may elect to make contributions for applications submitted under this solicitation in the future. These may be dependent on, among other considerations, the merit of the applications and on the future availability of appropriations.
Information provided by applicants is subject to the Access to Information Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. A-1) and the Privacy Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-21). Information provided is collected under the authority of the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Act (S.C. 2005, c. 10) for the purpose of supporting the implementation of projects.
The information collected in this application will be used, and may be disclosed, for the purposes of assessing the eligibility/merits of your application's evaluation. Information that you provide may be shared with external consultants, review committee members, officials in other Departments, Federal, Provincial and/or Territorial Governments or Members of Parliament. It may also be used and/or disclosed for policy analysis, research and/or evaluation purposes in order to conduct these activities.
Please note, these additional uses and/or disclosures of information will not impact your project. Should you have questions regarding the manner in which Public Safety Canada handles your personal information, you may elect to contact the Director of Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) at Public Safety Canada or The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
Please note that should you be awarded funding, you will be required to report project data in a template provided by Public Safety Canada, such as but not limited to priority population and number of participants.
If you select no, your application will be ineligible for review.
1.1. Are you willing to report on the project to the Government of Canada?
Section 2: Organizational Identification
2.1. Organization’s legal name:
2.2. Organization's operating name If different from legal name:
2.3. Type of Organization: (select one)
- National, provincial, territorial, municipal, community or professional organization.
- Indigenous Organization
- Provincial or local police service
- Not-for-profit organization
- Canadian universities, educational institutions/boards of education and Centres of excellence
In question 2.3, if you selected: National, provincial, territorial, municipal, community or professional organization; Indigenous Organization; Not-for-profit Organization; or Canadian universities, educational institutions/boards of education and Centres of excellence:
Select the sector your organization identifies with: (select one)
- Culture and recreation
- Education and research
- Social services
- Development and housing
- Law, advocacy and politics
- Philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism
- Business and professional, unions
- Other. If other, please specify
In question 2.3, if you selected: National, provincial, territorial, municipal, community or professional organization; Indigenous Organization; or Not-for-Profit Organization:
Identify the number of employees of your organization. This includes staff and volunteers.
- 1 to 4
- 5 to 9
- 10 to 19
- 20 to 49
- 50 to 99
- 100 to 199
- 200 to 499
- 500 +
In question 2.3, if you selected: National, provincial, territorial, municipal, community or professional organization; Indigenous Organization; or Not-for-profit organization:
What is the average annual revenue of your organization?
- Less than $25,000
- $25,000 to $50,000
- $50,000 to $100,000
- $100,000 to $500,000
- $500,000 to $1,000,000
- $1,000,000 to $5,000,000
- More than $5,000,000
In question 2.3, if you selected: National, provincial, territorial, municipal, community or professional organization; Not-for-profit organization; Canadian universities, educational institutions/boards of education and Centres of excellence:
Has your organization ever received funding from federal provincial/territorial or municipal governments?
- Yes. If you selected yes, please identify which government you have received funding from previously
In question 2.3, if you selected: National, provincial, territorial, municipal, community or professional organization; Canadian universities, educational institutions/boards of education and Centres of excellence; or Not-for-profit organization:
Does your organization have outstanding amounts owing to the Government of Canada? Answering yes to this question will not invalidate your application.
- Yes. If you selected yes, indicate the amounts owing and provide the name of the department or agency it is owed to:
In question 2.3, if you selected, if you selected Government:
Select your specific level of government: (select one)
- Provincial/Territorial government
- Local government
- Indigenous government
In question 2.3, if you selected, if you selected Not-for-profit organization:
Provide your Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) business number, GST/HST number.
- Federal and Provincial tax rebate percentage:
- CRA business number:
- GST/HST Number:
- Federal (CRA) tax rebate percentage:
- Provincial tax rebate percentage:
2.4. Describe the mandate, mission, and objectives of your organization. (2500 character limit)
- Street address:
- Postal code (e.g. X1X X1X):
- Telephone number (e.g. 555-555-5555):
- Website (optional):
Organizational contact person:
- Given name:
- Daytime phone number (e.g. 555-555-5555):
- Cell or other phone number (e.g. 555-555-5555) (Optional):
- E-mail address:
Does the organization contact person have signing authority on behalf of the organization?
If you selected no, provide an additional contact with signing authority:
- Given name:
- Daytime phone number (e.g. 555-555-5555) :
- Cell or other phone number (e.g. 555-555-5555) (Optional):
- E-mail address:
Is the organization’s contact address the same as the one provided for the organization?
If you selected no, please provide the organization's address:
- Street address:
- Postal code (e.g. X1X 1X1):
Section 3: Project Overview
3.1. Project Overview:
- Project Title:
- Project Location(s):
- Anticipated start date (earliest is April 2022):
- Anticipated end date:
- Duration (Months) (max 60 months):
- Total Project Cost (CAD$):
- Total amount requested from Public Safety Canada (CAD$):
- Amount requested from Public Safety Canada in First Year (CAD$):
3.2. Identify the type of crime prevention project you are submitting (Select one):
- Direct Intervention: New multi-sectoral community-driven direct intervention project for an identified priority youth population (projects focusing on Black and Indigenous youth will be prioritized).
- Research on Multi-Sectoral Initiatives: Research project on the development and dissemination of knowledge products such as information, tools and resources on multi-sectoral community-driven crime prevention initiatives (projects focusing on Black and Indigenous youth will be prioritized).
- Research on the Impacts of the Pandemic: Research project on the development and dissemination of knowledge products such as information, tools and resources on the impacts of the pandemic on crime prevention issues (e.g. family violence, substance abuse, mental health, etc.). and/or service delivery.
Questions 3.2a., 3.2b. and 3.3 are only for applicants who are submitting a direct Intervention multi-sectoral project
3.2a. Approximately how many individuals will benefit from the project activities? Only include participants from your priority population.
3.2b. Multi-Sectoral community-driven direct intervention projects enhance protective factors for youth and reduce risk factors associated with crime for priority populations.
Please select the demographic categories that apply directly to your project’s priority population and that you will tailor your services to.
Note: Demographic categories based on Statistic Canada, National Household Survey, 2011.
- Sexual Orientation
- Religion: Religion refers to the person's self-identification as having a connection or affiliation with any religious denomination, group, body, sect, cult or other religiously defined community or system of belief. Religion is not limited to formal membership in a religious organization or group. Persons without a religious connection or affiliation can self-identify as atheist, agnostic or humanist, or can provide another applicable response. Source(s): Statistics Canada, National Household Survey, 2011
- Disability: disability includes anyone who reported being "sometimes," "often" or "always" limited in their daily activities due to a long-term condition or health problem, as well as anyone who reported being "rarely" limited if they were also unable to do certain tasks or could only do them with a lot of difficulty.
- Immigration Status
*For the next questions, answer only the questions related to the demographic categories of the project's priority population that you selected in question 3.2b*
If you selected Ethnicity in question 3.2b., identify the priority population(s) by ethnicity. Only select those that apply directly to your project and that you will tailor your services to.
- Black (e.g., African, Haitian, Jamaican, etc.)
- West Asian (e.g., Iranian, Afghan, etc.)
- Latin American
- South Asian (e.g. East Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, etc.)
- South East Asian (e.g. Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, Thai, etc.)
- White (Caucasian)
- Other. Specify:
If you selected Indigenous, please select all that applies:
- First Nations
If you selected Gender in question 3.1b., identify the priority population(s) by gender. Only select those that apply directly to your project and that you will tailor your services to.
- Other. Specify:
If you selected Sexual Orientation in question 3.1b., are you going to tailor your services to the LGBTQ2S+ community?
If you selected Age in question 3.1b., identify the priority population(s) by age. Only select those that apply directly to your project and that you will tailor your services to.
- 12-15 years of age
- 16-17 years of age
- 18-21 years of age
- 22-25 years of age
- 26-30 years of age
If you selected Religion in question 3.1b., identify the priority population(s) by their religion. Only select those that apply directly to your project and that you will tailor your services to.
- Christian Orthodox
- United Church
- Other Christian
- Traditional (Aboriginal) Spirituality
- Other. Specify:
If you selected Disability in question 3.1b., identify the priority population(s) by disability. Only select those that apply directly to your project and that you will tailor your services to.
- Other. Specify:
If you selected Immigration Status in question 3.1b., identify the priority population(s) by immigration status. Only select those that apply directly to your project and that you will tailor your services to.
- Non-immigrant. This category includes persons who are Canadian citizens by birth.
- Immigrant. This category includes persons who are, or who have ever been, landed immigrants or permanent residents. Such persons have been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities. Immigrants who have obtained Canadian citizenship by naturalization are included in this category.
- Non-permanent status. This category includes persons from another country who have a work or study permit or who are refugee claimants, and their family members sharing the same permit and living in Canada with them.
3.3. Select the main risk factors/protective factors that your project proposes to address (up to a maximum of three):
- Criminal history (e.g., early onset of antisocial behaviour; antisocial acts)
- Addressing procriminal attitudes/enhancing prosocial attitudes (e.g., thoughts, values, and sentiments supportive of criminal conduct)
- Antisocial personality pattern/individual risk factors (e.g., low self-control; thrill seeking; callousness)
- Procriminal associates/lack of prosocial peers (e.g., friends and acquaintances who model, encourage, or support criminal behaviour and thoughts; promote engagement in healthy and safe activities with peers during leisure time)
- Education/employment (e.g., poor academic performance; enhancing employment skills; promoting education; addressing difficulties in school and work settings)
- Family (e.g., parenting skills; unstable family or marital relationships; family conflict management; presence of a positive adult/mentor)
- Substance abuse (e.g., alcohol and/or drug use/abuse; substance use interfering with prosocial behaviours and relationships)
Section 4: Project Description and Organization Readiness
4.1. Need for the project: Describe the nature and extent of the (a) crime prevention issue in relation to the priority youth population and (b) existing gaps in services, knowledge and/or partnership to be addressed by the project. (2500 character limit)
4.2 Objective and Activities: Describe the project objectives and activities and how they will address the need and existing gaps in services, knowledge and/or partnership. (2500 character limit)
4.3. Project expected outcomes: Describe the anticipated results in relation to the project activities. (2500 character limit)
4.4. Project Partners: Identify the organizations you will work with to deliver the project and describe how their role and contribution is essential to the project. (2500 character limit)
4.5. Readiness: Describe your organization’s strengths, expertise, resources, skills, experience, and/or knowledge to deliver the project, including your past experience working with the priority population. (2500 character limit)
4.6. Feasibility: Identify the potential challenges in delivering the project as well as proposed solutions to overcoming them. (2500 character limit)
4.7. Project Management: Describe your experience in managing multi-year projects and budgets of value comparable to that of the proposed project. (2500 character limit)
Section 5: Program and Call Priorities
*Questions 5.1 to 5.11 are only for applicants who are submitting a Multi-Sectoral Community-Driven Direct Intervention project*
5.2. Multi-sectoral approach: Demonstrate that project partners are from at least 2 different sectors from your own (Community-based, Education, Social Services, Law enforcement, government, etc.) (2500 character limit)
5.2. Partnership readiness: Have you worked with these sectors on other initiatives? If so, provide a description of the initiatives and of your collaboration with these sectors. (2500 character limit)
5.3. Confirmation of Partnership: Which organizations have agreed to partner with you on this project. For organizations that have been identified, but have not yet agreed to partner with you, how will you engage them in the project? (2500 character limit)
5.4. Engagement/Selection of priority population: How will you and your partners from other sectors work together to engage and/or select your project participants? (2500 character limit)
5.5. Youth-centered and Integrated/Holistic services: How will you and your partners from other sectors work together to provide youth-centered and integrated/holistic services for the project participants? (2500 character limit)
5.6. Services responsive to the priority population: How will you and your partners from other sectors work together to provide services that are responsive to the specific demographics of your priority youth population (ethnicity, age, etc.)? (2500 character limit)
5.7. Gender-responsive services: How will you and your partners from other sectors work together to provide services that are responsive to the needs of boys, girls and/or gender-diverse youth? (2500 character limit)
5.8. Information Management: Does your organization currently collect and store information on existing programs (e.g., participant attendance, participant and/or stakeholder survey results, program financial records, and demographic)? If so, please describe how your organization collects and stores data. (2500 character limit)
5.9. Evaluation: Does your organization have an interest in or intend to undertake evaluation activities related to the proposed project?
- To be determined
5.10. Has your organization been involved in evaluation activities in the past?
If you selected yes, please describe (e.g. name of project, purpose of evaluation):
5.11. Sustainability: Public Safety Canada provides time-limited funding. Have you included sustainability planning activities in your project workplan?
- Yes - sustainability planning activities are identified in the project workplan.
- To be determined - Sustainability planning activities are not included in the project workplan, but you intend to identify sustainability planning activities during project development.
- No - You have not added sustainability planning activities in your project and you do not intend to develop activities to sustain your project.
*Questions 5.12 to 5.14 are only for applicants who are submitting a research project on multi-sectoral initiatives or on the impact of the pandemic*
5.12. If you are submitting a research project on multi-sectoral initiative: Describe how the project will increase knowledge on multi-sectoral community-driven crime prevention initiatives. (2500 character limit)
If you are submitting a research on the impacts of the pandemic: Describe how the project will increase knowledge on the impacts of the pandemic on crime prevention issues (e.g. family violence, substance abuse, mental health, etc.). and/or service delivery. (2500 character limit)
5.13. Methodology and Design: Describe your research methodology. Define the methodology(ies) and research design to be used, along with the feasibility of tasks necessary to achieve objectives, such as collection, validation and analysis of data, meaningful participation of key participants, access to expertise and resources for complex analysis, etc. (2500 character limit)
5.14. Project deliverables and knowledge dissemination plan: Describe the project deliverables and knowledge dissemination plan. (2500 character limit)
Section 6: Budget and Workplan
Please note incomplete submissions will not be considered. The completed application must include the documents listed below.
Section 7: Official Languages and Disclosure
7.1. Official Language: What will your organization do to address official languages requirements for linguistic minorities, as per the Official Languages Act, with respect to this project? (2500 character limit)
Describe how the needs of the official language group will be addressed. If there are none to be considered, provide a rationale as to why.
7.2. Will this project include the services of a former public servant either as an employee or as a member of the Board of Directors who left the Federal Government in the last twelve months? If yes, please provide assurance that the public servant (or former public servant) is in compliance with the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector, and the Conflict of Interest Act (S.C. 2006, c.9) or the Parliament of Canada Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-1.01):
If yes, please provide assurance: (2500 character limit)
7.3. Will this project include the services of a lobbyist? If yes, please provide assurance that, where lobbyists are used, they are registered in accordance with the Lobbying Act (R.S.C., 1985, c.44 (4th supp.)) and that no commissions or contingency fees have or will be paid directly or indirectly to any person for negotiating or securing this request for funding:
If yes, please provide assurance: (2500 character limit)
7.4. Will a Federal official participate on an advisory committee or board?
If yes, please provide assurance: (2500 character limit)
Declaration and Signature
As a representative of the organization named below, I declare that:
- The information in this application and the attached supplementary materials are complete and accurate;
- The application is made on behalf of the organization and named signing authority with their full knowledge and consent;
- The organization agrees to respect and comply with all relevant municipal codes, by-laws and Provincial/Territorial laws and regulations;
- The organization agrees to respect and comply with the Lobbying Act (R.S.C., 1985, c.44 (4th supp.)), the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector, the Policy on Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment, and the Conflict of Interest Act (S.C. 2006, c. 9, s. 2);
- The organization will disclose any role of a departmental official participating on an advisory committee or board. Such involvement must not be seen to be exercising control on the committee or board or on the use of the funds.
And understand that:
- Project proposals can be shared with other Federal Departments, Provincial and Territorial governments, and relevant stakeholders;
- The information provided in this application may be accessible under the Access to Information Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. A-1); and
- If this project is approved, and it is provided with funding, the organization will be required to comply with the terms and conditions set out in an agreement.
- I acknowledge that I understand and agree with the statements above.
- I acknowledge that I understand and do not agree with the statements above. (If you do not agree your application will not be considered for funding.)
Would you like to provide any feedback with regards to this application tool (i.e. technology, questions, length, etc)? Please note that feedback is optional.
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Thank you for your interest.
Annex B: Considerations for Submitting a Strong Multi-Sectoral Application
Multi-sectoral approach to crime prevention is the focus of the 2021 CPAF Call for Applications. Multi-sectoral refers to the deliberate collaboration among various stakeholder groups (i.e. government, Indigenous organizations, service providers) and sectors (i.e. health, education, private sector) to jointly achieve a shared outcome. By engaging multiple sectors, partners can leverage knowledge, expertise, reach, and resources, benefiting from their combined and varied strengths as they work toward a shared goal to provide youth-centered services.
Applicants should carefully read Multi-Sectoral Approaches for Crime Prevention Programs: What You Need to Know for a clear understanding of what is central to a successful multi-sectoral project.
The table below also provides a brief overview of what a strong multi-sectoral direct intervention application could incorporate:
How to be successful
Assessment of Local Crime Issues:
Identify the crime issue including its history, the youth involved, the associated risk and protective factors for an integrated/holistic understanding of the problem.
An integrated/holistic understanding of the crime issue may aid in identifying existing community organizations for potential partnerships.
Describe the nature and extent of the priority issue to be addressed by the project, using the best available evidence, to establish a clear need for the project and demonstrate how the activities link to the anticipated project outcomes.
Sources can include: official statistics from an organization, reference to observed incidents and trends, media reports, community consultation or assessments, and anecdotal evidence from key stakeholders, etc
Collaborative partnerships should include representation from several groups/sectors such as: schools; social, health and mental health services agencies; local units of government; employment agencies; community residents; and other local agencies/organizations involved in housing, parks and recreation, economic development, faith-based organizations, etc.
Demonstrate how the organization propose to work in collaboration with the identified or confirmed partners from other sectors to provide a continuum of youth-centered services.
Culturally-Based Prevention and Intervention Strategies: Services Responsive to the Priority Population
Implementing a direct intervention crime prevention project tailored to the lived realities of the identified priority population such as Black and Indigenous, for example, is critical to meaningfully engage with communities.
Demonstrate that projects aim to include activities and interventions that are, for example: culturally relevant; values-based (ex. taking into account the social and economic realities of communities including poverty, addiction, mental and emotional health, community capacity, etc.); and responsive to the needs of the youth priority population.
Gender Specific Services and Trauma Informed Strategies
Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) is an analytical process used to better understand the different types of experiences and needs of diverse individuals and groups, in order to enhance the success and reduce potential harms of policies, programs, and research projects. Diversity in this context may refer to categories such as sex, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, and mental or physical disability, as appropriate to the project.
Research identifies that youth who experience trauma are more likely to have increased risk for involvement in the Criminal Justice System. Traumatic life experiences include childhood maltreatment, poor mental health and living in poverty.
Demonstrate that the project incorporates a GBA+ and trauma informed approach that serve the priority youth population by integrating services to address risk factors, health needs and incorporate emotional and psychological components in relation to one another and not in isolation.
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