Public Safety Canada

Aboriginal Community Safety Development Contribution Program

Program Summary

This program provides contributions to Aboriginal organizations (on and off-reserve) and Aboriginal governments to develop tailored approaches to community safety that are responsive to the concerns, priorities and unique circumstances of Aboriginal communities. Becoming more responsive requires engaging Aboriginal communities in identifying issues and developing solutions; building the capacity of Aboriginal communities to develop and deliver projects; addressing funding issues; and ensuring that relevant programs are adaptable to the diverse needs of Aboriginal communities. Focus is the safety needs of Aboriginal women and girls.
This will be accomplished by supporting three broad activities:

  • developing community capacity, both through training and information/knowledge dissemination; (knowledge building, knowledge sharing, direct training);
  • supporting communities to develop community safety plans; and/or
  • supporting community-based pilot projects designed to explore and implement holistic, Aboriginal healing models responding to the safety needs of Aboriginal women and girls. (implementation readiness and implementation)

Eligible Recipients

  • Aboriginal not-for-profit organizations (on and off-reserve, First Nation, non-status Indian, Métis, Inuit and urban);
  • Aboriginal governments;
  • Aboriginal communities; and
  • Canadian universities and colleges.

Contact Information

Marshall Ballard, Program Development Officer
Aboriginal Community Safety Team
Crime Prevention and Aboriginal Community Safety Division Public Safety Canada