The Call for Applications under the National Crime Prevention Strategy’s Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) is accepting online applications until September 22, 2021, at 11:59PM Pacific Daylight Time.

To apply and for more information on eligibility and the program itself please visit Public Safety Canada’s website:

Funding is available to private, not-for-profit organizations that are at risk of being victimized by hate- motivated crime. It helps with the cost of security infrastructure improvements for:

Places of worship such as a temple, mosque, synagogue, gurdwara or church, where a group of people can gather to perform acts of religious praise, meditation, honour, or devotion;

  • Provincially/territorially recognized private educational institutions, including primary and secondary schools; and
  • Community centres, such as a community drop-in centre or aboriginal Friendship Centre, where members of a community can gather year-round for social or cultural activities.

Crown corporations, publicly funded institutions, for-profit organizations, and individuals are not eligible for funding.

For the purpose of the SIP, a hate-motivated crime is described as a criminal offence motivated by hate towards an identifiable group. Some groups, by virtue of their colour, race, ethnic and/or national origins, sexual orientation, religious affiliation or some other attribute are at risk of being the victims of hate-motivated crime.

For a complete list of eligibility criteria, please consult the Application Guide and the Program’s Terms and Conditions.

Funding Criteria

Approved projects may receive up to 50% of total project costs to a maximum Public Safety Canada contribution of $100,000 per project.

Proposals may be approved in their entirety or in part.

If you have any immediate questions regarding the SIP, email: [email protected]