VICTORIA, BC: The Government of Canada is taking action to stop gun and gang violence in our communities across Canada. This is why the Government is investing heavily in the Initiative to Take Action Against Gun and Gang Violence.
Today, the Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, the Honourable Bill Blair announced $5,300,169 in funding for projects in British Columbia aimed at enhancing efforts to understand, prevent, disrupt, and combat gun and gang violence.
“The highest priority for any government is the safety of its citizens. We keep Canadians safe in their homes and neighbourhoods; not only by understanding gun and gang violence, but also through prevention methods. The Government of Canada is taking strict action to help prevent violent crimes. This investment will identify priority communities and support the efforts of local community groups and police forces to prevent and combat gun and gang-related violence.”
The province will receive the funding over two years, to support initiatives aimed at preventing and intervening in local gang activity in specific communities struggling with crime. It will include community consultation, targeted training, and development of Indigenous gun and gang violence prevention tools.
Written and released by BC Government.