Crime Prevention Funding Programs
The Crime Prevention Action Fund (CPAF)
The CPAF Call for Applications is currently open and accepting applications until October 6, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). To apply, please consult the Funding Application Guide.
Information sessions will be held on August 17, 2021 at 11 a.m. (French) and August 17, 2021 at 1 p.m. (English), Eastern Time (ET). These sessions will provide an opportunity for interested applicants to pose questions about the program and the application requirements and process. Register for a session today.
The Security Infrastructure Program (SIP)
The SIP Call for Applications is currently open and accepting applications. The deadline has been extended until October 6, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). To apply, please consult How to Apply.
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
Government of Canada invests in program to keep at-risk youth in school and away from crime
August 12, 2021
Government of Canada launches Call for Applications for crime prevention projects
August 11, 2021
Government of Canada moving forward with 150 projects to protect against hate-motivated crimes
August 6, 2021
- More Crime Prevention News Releases
Crime Prevention Publications and Reports
- 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
- Crime Prevention Programs in Canada: Examining Key Implementation Elements for Indigenous Populations
- Annual National Data Report to Inform Trends and Patterns in Drug-Impaired Driving
- More Crime Prevention Publications and Reports
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