FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2016
Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP)
Peter Kent, MP announces program for communities at risk
THORNHILL - “All Canadian communities reserve the right to freely practice their faith, culture and activities peacefully. I also believe that the Government of Canada has a role to play in ensuring that communities are equipped with resources to protect themselves from crimes, especially those that are hate-motivated.”
Today, I am pleased to announce that the Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) has now re-opened for applications. The program will fund projects for security infrastructure enhancements to eligible not-for-profit organizations linked to a community at risk of being victimized by hate-motivated crime.
Public Safety Canada receives applications from December 1st to January 31st and from June 1st to July 31st of each year.
This funding has helped to provide security infrastructure to many organizations over the past years. I am also pleased to convey to you that a wide range of costs will now be considered eligible, allowing communities to implement security measures both inside and outside of their facilities.
As your Member of Parliament, I encourage you to seize the opportunity to keep Thornhill safe for individuals and families.
Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) is administered by the Government of Canada.
To learn more about the Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program, please visit the link below.
Please do not hesitate to contact my constituency office at 905-886-9911, should you require any guidance.