Crime Prevention

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 investment 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 SIPexpanded-PISelargi@ps-sp.gc.ca.

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 (publicsafety.gc.ca)

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.

Public Safety Canada is responsible for implementing the National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS). Our work provides national leadership on effective and cost-effective ways to prevent and reduce crime by intervening on the risk factors before crime happens. Our approach is to promote the implementation of effective crime prevention practices.

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.

Crime Prevention Inventory

The Crime Prevention Inventory (CPI), developed in collaboration with provinces and territories, is a searchable database of crime prevention programs in Canada. The CPI supports the National Action Plan on Crime Prevention, a commitment made by Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers responsible for Justice and Public Safety to develop the knowledge base of effective crime prevention approaches in Canada.

The CPI allows users to search for programs based on keywords or a combination of several filters such as:

For more information

Send an email to ps.csccbresearch-recherchesscrc.sp@canada.ca.

If you wish, you can also register to the CSCCB mailing list to receive updates.

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