Government of Canada helps community in Westmount protect against hate-motivated crimes
“Acts of intolerance do not reflect our Canadian values of acceptance, diversity and inclusion. Regardless of our backgrounds, we should all feel safe – where we live, work, gather and pray. The Security Infrastructure Program is an important initiative to help protect all Canadians’ right to be free to practise their faith and culture without fear. There is no social licence for hate, not in Canada.”
— The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport
“The Shaar is an integral part of the Westmount and Greater Montreal community, and we are grateful for the strong relationships we have developed with all levels of government and community organizations. In a climate of widespread and pervasive concern over random acts of anti-Semitism, our goal is to ensure that our members, students, staff, visitors, and neighbours are always well protected. An integrated video camera surveillance system will significantly increase the safety and security of our Shaar family.”
— Claire Berger, President, Congregation Shaar Hashomayim
SIP is designed to help communities at risk of hate-motivated crime improve their security infrastructure, which will help make Canada safer for all Canadians.
Funding is available to not-for-profit organizations linked to a community at risk of being victimized by hate-motivated crime. Approved projects may receive up to 50 per cent of total project costs, to a maximum of $100,000 per project.
Interested organizations representing places of worship, provincially and territorially recognized schools, and community centres can apply annually from December 1st to January 31st and from June 1st to July 31st through Public Safety Canada’s website.
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