Contribution Program to Combat Serious and Organized Crime

Stream A: Human Trafficking

Overview

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:

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 ps.socgrantsandcontributions-cgcosubventionsetcontributions.sp@canada.ca 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?

Eligible Projects

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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