Ontario Supporting 25 Community Crime-Prevention Programs
Province Investing Over $2 Million to Enhance Community Safety
Ontario is investing in 25 community safety and well-being programs across the province to support local police and community groups in their efforts to build safer, stronger communities.
The province is providing over $2 million through the Proceeds of Crime Front-Line Policing Grant to help local police services and community groups carry out crime prevention and community safety initiatives. The grant money comes from assets that have been forfeited to the federal government as proceeds of crime and turned over to the province following criminal prosecutions.
This year, projects that are being funded include:
- Youth mentoring programs
- Training initiatives for social and health workers to better support and treat their clients with mental health challenges
- Programs that help combat domestic violence through early intervention.
The funding will also support the expansion of situation tables across the province that bring together local police, social services, health care, education, and community partners to increase early intervention, proactively prevent crime and help build stronger communities.
Supporting safe, healthy communities is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.
- Since 2010, the Proceeds of Crime Front-Line Policing Grant has provided more than $14,000,000 in funding for 159 local crime prevention projects.
“Increasing access to programs at the local level both improves community well-being and is critical to preventing crime and building stronger communities. It is incredible to see what can be accomplished when police and the community work hand-in-hand to create opportunities for youth, prevent crime and build safer communities across Ontario.”