Local MLA Doug Donaldson welcomes over $200,000 in grant funding for crime prevention

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HAZELTON – Stikine MLA Doug Donaldson is welcoming one-time grants totaled at more than $200,000 through the Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program, announced last Friday. Programs that mentor youth, support women escaping violence and help Indigenous families heal from intergenerational traumas will benefit from this funding.

“These programs provide culturally appropriate care to those dealing with intergenerational trauma,” said Donaldson. “When people are afforded the space and resources to heal, our whole community benefits.”

Organizations receiving funding are:

  • The Northern Society for Domestic Peace (WSORI), $75,000 for their Women’s Safety Outreach Response Initiative.
  • The Upper Skeena Development Centre Society, $30,000 for their Senden Summer Holistic and Healing Youth Program.
  • Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Society, $30,000 for their Holistic Health Pilot Project.
  • The Northern Society for Domestic Peace, $29,967 for their Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Family Gatherings Project, and $30,000 for their Partnerships Against Sexual Violence project.
  • The Witsuwit’en language and Culture Society, $20,200 for their Witsuwit’en k’iyelhdicni neetatgehk (Witsuwit’en speakers they will heal) project.
  • The Gitxsan Health Society, $30,000 for their Wilp Dim Gaymaxghl Laaxws Ahl Majagaleehl Gitxsan project.

The Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program is funded through proceeds of the Civil Forfeiture Office, which undermines the profit motive behind criminal activity by taking away tools and proceeds of crime and putting them back into programs that support community crime prevention and safety.

In total, over $6 million in grants and more than 170 local organizations and projects – led by community not-for-profits, and school districts – will receive funding through this grant program in 2018-19. Since 2006, the Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program has provided more than $39 million to help organizations throughout B.C. to further their crime prevention efforts.

John Horgan and the New Democrat government are delivering results to make life better for people in British Columbia, and we’re going to keep working hard for you.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/19420