Government of Canada provides support to youth in Vancouver

News Release

June 27, 2017                Vancouver, British Columbia                  Public Safety Canada

Supporting programs that help at-risk youth stay out of trouble is important to the Government of Canada.  Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced that $2.9 million in federal funding has been made available under the National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS) for the crime prevention project Redirecting Youth Through Empowerment (RYTE).

This project will provide support to 138 high-school aged, visible minority youth living in the Vancouver area using the evidence-based crime prevention approach known as Wraparound.

The Wraparound model helps youth by building a team of people using existing supports which may include family members, friends, professionals or community workers.  This team engages in the well-being of each participant by creating a personalized care plan that challenges them to make positive changes in behavior.


“MOSAIC’s Redirecting Youth Through Empowerment project uses an evidence-based model to reduce crime in the community by providing at-risk youth with the support and tools they need to build better lives.  The Government of Canada is proud to support this project through an investment from our National Crime Prevention Strategy.”

– The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

“MOSAIC is very proud to have secured funding from Public Safety Canada to support at-risk multicultural youth through the ‘Wraparound Programme’.  We are grateful to Public Safety for the generous contribution to make the 5-year program a fulfilling experience for the youth, and with the support of our community partners, Vancouver School District and the Vancouver Police Department is very much appreciated.”

– Eyob Naizghi, Executive Director, MOSAIC

Quick Facts

  • The RYTE project will be delivered in collaboration with the Vancouver Police Department, and the Vancouver School Board.

    From April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017, the Government of Canada supported 91 community-based crime prevention projects across Canada.

    The National Crime Prevention Strategy provides national leadership on effective and cost-effective ways to prevent and reduce crime among at-risk populations and vulnerable communities by intervening to mitigate the underlying factors that put individuals at risk of offending.  Up to $43 million is being used in 2017-2018 to support NCPS in the implementation and evaluation of crime prevention programs.

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