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Youth Gang Prevention Funding (YGPF) 2012

Youth Gang Prevention Fund (YGPF)

Shelly Glover, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Saint-Boniface (Winnipeg), on behalf of the Honourable Vic Toews, Canada's Minister of Public Safety, announced that the next phase of the Youth Gang Prevention Fund Program (YGPF) has been launched. The YGPF specifically targets youth with a demonstrated history of serious violence and/or who are clearly at risk of joining gangs and/or are already in gangs.

The objectives of the Youth Gang Prevention Fund are to:

  • support proven and promising crime prevention initiatives that address youth violence and youth gangs in communities where these issues exist or are emerging trends;
  • promote targeted interventions such as mentoring, counselling, skills development and recreational opportunities, to provide young people with alternatives to joining gangs; and
  • develop and disseminate knowledge to encourage other communities to prevent youth violence and youth gang activity in Canada.

The National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS) is administered by Public Safety Canada's National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC). The Centre provides funding support to selected projects that help prevent crime and increase knowledge about what works in crime prevention. It is a part of the Government of Canada's plan to tackle crime in order to build stronger, safer communities.

The NCPS's priorities are:

  • addressing early risk factors among vulnerable children, youth, and young adults;
  • preventing recidivism among high-risk offenders;
  • fostering crime prevention in Aboriginal and Northern communities;
  • preventing youth gang and drug-related crime; and
  • funding security enhancements to help reduce incidents of hate-motivated crime.

    Request for Letters of Intent for Direct Intervention Projects under the Youth Gang Prevention Fund

The National Crime Prevention Strategy promotes the development and the implementation of evidence-based crime prevention intervention in Canada. It is administered by the National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC). The NCPC, through its programs, provides time-limited funding in support of interventions that contribute to the prevention of offending among high risk populations.

The purpose of this call is to seek letters of intent (LOI) under the Youth Gang Prevention funds (YGPF).

For more information about the Youth Gang Prevention Fund and to find out how to apply, please visit http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/prg/cp/ygpf/ygpf-eng.aspx

Applications must be received on or before April 9th, 2012.

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