MLA Bowinn Ma welcomes $209,375 in grant funding for public safety and crime prevention across the North Shore

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April 15th, 2019

NORTH VANCOUVER – MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale, Bowinn Ma, is welcoming one-time grants totaled at $209,375 for the North Shore through the Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program, announced last Friday. Programs that mentor youth to resist joining gangs, support women escaping violence and help Indigenous families heal from intergenerational traumas will benefit from this funding.

“To get at the root of crime you involve those affected most,” said Ma. “These grants will increase restorative justice opportunities. The community projects resulting from this year’s funding will reduce violence, and uplift women, youth and Indigenous peoples on the North Shore.”

Organizations on the North Shore receiving funding are:

  • The Native Courtworker & Counselling Association of BC, $74,845
  • The North Shore Restorative Justice Society, $17,550
  • Family Services of the North Shore, $30,000
  • North Shore Women’s Centre Society, $11,980
  • Hollyburn Family Services Society, $75,000

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.

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