Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program

This fund is aimed at supporting communities that are at risk of hate-crime. Projects can receive up to 50% of total project costs to a maximum of $100,000 per project. The application deadline for the Communities at Risk: SIP is October 31, 2020, @ 11:59 PST.

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 color, 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.

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

For more information about how to apply and put together the application package please visit