Contribution Program to Combat Serious and Organized Crime
Stream A: Human Trafficking
In Budget 2019, the Government of Canada announced its intention to establish a whole-of-government approach to combatting human trafficking that built on Budget 2018’s investment of $14.5 million over five years (and $2.89 million per year ongoing) to put in place the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline. The Hotline is a national multilingual 24/7/365 service operated by the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking, which receives funding from the Department of Public Safety Canada through the Contribution Program to Combat Serious and Organized Crime.
On September 4 2019, the Government of Canada announced the new National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking, which is supported by a total investment of $57.22 million over five years (and $10.28 million ongoing) to address this crime through a whole-of-government approach. The National Strategy will:
- empower victims and survivors to regain self-confidence and control over their lives;
- prevent more of these crimes from taking place;
- better protect those who are most vulnerable to trafficking;
- prosecute human traffickers for their crimes; and
- embrace partnerships with provinces and territories and other organizations to maximize our impact.
A key component of the National Strategy is to provide increased funding for enhanced support and services for victims and survivors of human trafficking, as well as support to help prevent at-risk and vulnerable populations from being trafficked.
The Department’s Contribution Program to Combat Serious and Organized Crime (CPCSOC) supports initiatives, research, partnership building, specialized police services, projects and programs to increase knowledge, raise awareness and/or help advance efforts to combat serious and organized crime, through funding allocations to eligible recipients as described in section 5 of the Terms and Conditions.
Current Funding Opportunities
Public Safety Canada is launching a call for proposals for projects that seek to increase access to trauma-informed, culturally-relevant support services for victims and survivors of human trafficking and for pilot projects that seek to increase awareness of human trafficking among at-risk youth. This call includes two initiatives:
When is the deadline to submit a funding application?
Please note that the deadline to complete and submit an application under both calls is 11:59pm PST Friday, September 4, 2020.
How to Apply
Please complete the Application Form and provide all supplementary information to email@example.com by Friday, September 4, 2020.
As funding is limited, this will be a competitive process. Also, note that failure to meet basic eligibility requirements or provide a completed application and supporting materials will result in your proposal being rejected. It is anticipated that projects under this call will start as of January 2020.
Applicants will be notified of the status of their respective applications upon completion of this process.
General Information on Contribution Program to Combat Serious and Organized Crime – Stream A: Human Trafficking
Who is eligible?
- Domestic not-for-profit organization that supports public safety
- International organization that supports public safety, including non-governmental organizations and organizations with which Canada is affiliated,
- Canadian university and educational institutions;
- Provincial, territorial, regional, municipal, local, Indigenous governments
- Provincial or local police services, including an Indigenous police service, and/or its governing authority (also known as a board, a police board, a designed board of a police commission)
- Public education and awareness initiatives;
- Research activities;
- Training, workshops and/or conferences;
- Support for law enforcement agencies or services to combat serious and organized crime; and
- Any other targeted initiatives, activities, projects and/or programs that are in accordance with the overall objectives of the Contribution Program to Combat Serious and Organized Crime.
What Type of Initiatives?
Under Stream A of the Contribution Program to Combat Serious and Organized Crime, Public Safety Canada provides funding to support projects and/or initiatives to increase knowledge, raise awareness and/or help advance efforts to combat human trafficking.
Learn more about the Contribution Program to Combat Serious and Organized Crime (CPCSOC)
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