September 6, 2013
Ontario Supporting Crime Prevention Projects Across the Province
Ontario is supporting an innovative project that will give youth the skills and confidence needed to combat cyberbullying.
With funding from the Safer and Vital Communities Grant program, Toronto-based Youth Assisting Youth will provide young people ages six to 17 with the knowledge and resources needed to prevent cyberbullying. Youth will also learn what they can do to support others in their community who are suffering from the effects of cyberbullying.
This is among 48 crime prevention projects across the province that will help police and local community groups protect vulnerable youth and keep their communities safe.
In total, Ontario is funding 25 projects through the Safer and Vital Communities Grant to support crime prevention initiatives by community groups aimed at early intervention with children and youth at-risk, as well as 23 projects through the Proceeds of Crime Front Line Policing Grant to help police services work with their local communities on crime prevention initiatives.
Supporting local projects to prevent crime, including cyberbullying, is part of the Ontario government’s plan to help keep communities safe.