Building Safer Communities


The City of Fort St. John has received just under $925,000 in funding through the Government of Canada’s Building Safer Communities Fund to enhance community safety through crime and violence prevention initiatives.

The Federal Building Safer Communities Fund provides time-limited funding to support community-based projects that address crime and violence prevention, specifically focused on youth. Through initial work with various community partners, including the Fort St. John RCMP, School District 60, Provincial ministries, and local social services organizations, several initiatives will be implemented:

  1. Parenting Programs, including enhancing the Strengthening Families program and funding a new Connect Parent program.
  2. Grade 10 Student wraparound program to support school attachment and transition to senior high school.
  3. Recreation, Arts, and Culture access grants to provide funds and access to higher-risk youth and non-profit organizations.
  4. Circle of Courage community conference to support community learning and development.
  5. Mental Health First Aid Training for adults who interact with youth to recognize and support youth struggling with mental health issues.

Current Funding Opportunities

The City of Fort St. John is currently looking for organizations to deliver the following programs:

  1. Recreation, Arts & Culture Access Grant: The Recreation, Arts, and Culture Access Grant will facilitate access for youth at risk to recreation programs with the intention that funded activities support pro-social activities and peer interactions.

Expression of Interests

To view the funding guidelines and apply to deliver the identified community programs: