Surrey Board of Trade Congratulates Surrey Organizations on BC Government Grants for Public Safety Programs

The BC Government is providing individuals experiencing gender-based violence, Indigenous communities healing from intergenerational traumas, and communities and families dealing with gun and gang violence with $11.8 million in grants to support community-based crime prevention and remediation initiatives.

“The economic development of any community relies upon its reputation as a safe, viable region in which to locate and do business with supporting infrastructure, community assets, and most importantly, customers willing to walk in the door,” explained Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “That is why these grants from the BC government are so important to enhancing Surrey’s public safety infrastructure involving Surrey’s service organizations as a collaborative effort to reduce crime.”
This year, the Crime Prevention and Remediation Grant Program has awarded just over $11.8 million in grants for 267 projects that will help support government priorities in:

crime prevention;
violence against women – sexual assault and domestic violence;
human trafficking, sexual exploitation and vulnerable women in the sex trade;
Indigenous healing and rebuilding;
restorative justice;
domestic violence prevention/intervention programming; and,
child and youth advocacy centres.

Congratulations to these 15 Surrey-based organizations that received 2019-2020 funds. They are:
The Centre for Child Development of the Lower Mainland, $105,000
Options Community Services, $64,400
City of Surrey, $81,422
Kids Play Youth Foundation, $74,800
Surrey Crime Prevention Society, $50,000
Greater Vancouver Youth Unlimited, $36,342
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, $74,947
Surrey Women’s Centre Society, $195,000
British Columbia Borstal Association, $75,000
Deltassist Family and Community Services Society, $30,000
Surrey RCMP – Special Victims Unit – Internet Child Exploitation Team, $17,748
Métis Nation British Columbia, $60,000
The Yoga Outreach Society, $30,000
Métis Provincial Council of BC, $30,000
BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse, $30,000

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