Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program

The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the safety and security of all Canadians. The Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) provides time-limited funding and support for communities at risk of hate-motivated incidents/crime to enhance security measures at their gathering spaces.

The Expanded Security Infrastructure Program (SIP)

Last fall, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced a total investment of $10 million for the Expanded Security Infrastructure Program (ESIP). The ESIP is a temporary measure to help Canadian communities at risk of hate-motivated crimes, protect and strengthen the security of their community centres, places of worship and other institutions.

As the total amount of applications received will soon surpass the allocated $10 million, Public Safety Canada is implementing an application deadline of February 18, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT), to provide organizations with a final opportunity to submit their applications and to support the successful implementation of projects by March 31, 2024.

To apply for the expanded SIP funding, you must send a completed application form, budget template and any additional required documents, as applicable, to

For helpful tips on completing your application, please refer to the following resources:

If your organization requires financial support on an urgent basis may also be eligible for the Severe Hate-Motivated Incident Support stream of the Security Infrastructure Program, which remains accessible throughout the year.

The next call for applications will be announced in the next fiscal year.

To stay informed about future calls for applications under the ongoing Security Infrastructure Program (SIP), please ensure that your organization has been added to the SIP distribution list at this link: NCPC Mailing List - Subscription (

The Security Infrastructure Program (SIP)

The SIP 2023 Call for Applications is now closed and is no longer accepting applications. To stay informed about future Call for Applications and Information Sessions consider subscribing to our mailing list. In the unfortunate event that your facility experiences a severe hate-motivated incident, you may qualify for funding via the SHMIS stream, which remains accessible throughout the year.

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