Building Safer Communities Program (BSCP)

What you need to know

The BSCP focuses on prevention efforts that promote individual and community well-being, safety, and belonging. We’ll work with non-profits, youth, and partners to identify ways to stop and prevent youth violence.

Through this program, we’re aiming to prevent and address the root causes of youth violence, create safe spaces, and empower young people and communities to develop and implement solutions.

This program is funded by Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada.

What's happeningVancouver Youth Voice: Violence Prevention Forum

Join us to discuss your thoughts on youth violence in Vancouver. This forum is for youth, by youth, and will include keynote speakers, workshops, and dialogue on shaping a city free from violence.

  • When:  Monday, April 24, 2023, from 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Where: Vancouver Public Library - Central Library Branch, 350 West Georgia Street
  • Who: Youth 13 to 18 years of age

Register by Friday April, 21.

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Community-based research grants

As part of this program, we’ll be supporting community-based research projects through grants of up to $10,000. 

Applications close December 9, 2022.

Grants information sheet  (103 KB)

Grants application form (64 KB)

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