January 17, 2014 Edmonton, AB
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, Minister Responsible for Northern Alberta and MP for Edmonton-Spruce Grove, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced $5,207,212 in federal funding over five years for a new crime prevention program WrapED, that will help at-risk youth in Edmonton.
WrapED, run by REACH Edmonton Council for Safe Communities, will provide comprehensive support and engagement to Aboriginal and refugee youth aged 12-17 who are most at risk of involvement with gangs. By promoting community involvement, education, and counselling programs, the project will help youth avoid gang crime related activities, disengage from gangs, and increase cultural and community connections.
Jean-Christophe de Le Rue
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
Minister of Health
Public Safety Canada
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