Ontario's Government for the People Announces Grants to Help Police Keep Communities Safe
Ontario Police Services to Receive Funding to Support Community-Centered Initiatives
Ontario's Government for the People is providing $1.5 million to help police fight human trafficking, disrupt outlaw motorcycle gang activity, support victims and address mental health issues in their communities.
The funding is administered through the Civil Remedies Grant Program, which receives funding from the forfeiture of proceeds and instruments of unlawful activity. The grant program supports initiatives that help victims and keep communities safe.
This year, 17 police services across Ontario will receive funding through the program for 21 projects.
"The people of Ontario rely on our dedicated police officers to keep communities safe," said Attorney General Caroline Mulroney. "These grants will give police access to new technologies and training to better protect communities and support victims."
- The Civil Remedies Act sets out the institutions that are eligible for grants. These institutions must meet the established criteria and submit a proposal outlining how their initiative will assist victims and prevent unlawful activity.
- A “proceed” is property, such as money, that is acquired as a result of unlawful activity. An “instrument” is property that is likely to be used to engage in unlawful activity, such as a house or a car. Property includes all types of assets, such as real estate, cars and cash.