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 happeningUpcoming events

Join us to celebrate the launch of the Building Safer Communities Program, and for an in-person stakeholder meeting. 

  • When: Wednesday, November 30, from noon to 3:30pm
  • Where: Joe Wai Room (ground floor), Vancouver City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue (accessible ramp entrance off of 12th Ave) 

A networking lunch will be offered from noon to 1pm. Refreshments will be provided.

Register by Friday, November 25 at 3pm.

Register for this event 

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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