Funds Soon Being Made Available To Help Protect Albertans At Risk Of Hate-Motivated Crimes

The province is providing funding to help Albertans protect themselves from hate-motivated crimes.

Starting in the fall, religious, Indigenous, and ethnic groups will be able to apply for grants for security and technology improvements.

This includes upgrading security and monitoring systems as well as planning, education, and training in the case of an emergency.

This announcement comes days after four-members of a Muslim family were killed and another seriously injured in an act of terror in London, Ontario.

“As we tragically witnessed this week, religious and ethnic minorities in Canada remain at risk of being targeted with hate-motivated crime,” said Premier Jason Kenney.

“These cowardly acts of bigotry have no place in our province.”

A total of $500,000 is being used for the program.

Eligible applicants can receive up to $10,000 for training and security assessments, while those looking to upgrade their entire security infrastructure can get up to $90,000.

“Program will empower these Albertans and their communities by providing additional layers of protection for those in need,” added Kaycee Madu, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General.

“Empowered communities are safe communities.”

More information, including how to apply, will be made public in the coming months.

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