Launch of the first national single-window to access crime prevention programs in Canada

News release

April 26, 2018
Ottawa, Ontario
Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada works closely with partners and stakeholders to create programs that contribute to preventing and reducing crime in Canada.

To support this important work, the Crime Prevention Inventory (CPI), the first national database of evidence-based crime prevention programs in Canada, was launched today. This tool will facilitate the ongoing efforts of community organizations, academics and other practitioners and researchers by providing relevant resources to inform their approaches to evidence-based crime prevention. The CPI was developed in close collaboration with provinces and territories.

With over 190 crime prevention programs and growing, the CPI allows you to search past and present programs based on a combination of filters and search terms such as: the topic addressed by the program; the characteristics of participants or populations served by the program; program setting; and program evaluation results.


“On behalf of all partners committed to crime prevention, I am very pleased to announce the launch of the Crime Prevention Inventory– the first national database of crime prevention programs in Canada. This is an innovative and useful tool for policy makers, practitioners, researchers and volunteers dedicated to preventing crime and making our communities safer. The Crime Prevention Inventory will help individuals and communities use evidence to develop successful, sustainable, and cost-effective approaches to crime prevention that reduce victimization and offending.”

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

Quick facts

  • The Crime Prevention Inventory was developed by the Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Working Group on Crime Prevention as part of the FPT Ministers’ National Action Plan on Crime Prevention.

  • The National Crime Prevention Strategy provides national leadership on 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.

  • In 2017-2018, close to $43 million was committed to crime prevention projects as part of the National Crime Prevention Strategy.

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Dan Brien
Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

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