Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee announced the Government of Yukon’s new Community Safety Planning program today.
Phase one of the program will be available to Yukon First Nations governments and will provide up to $200,000 to each First Nations government to support local community safety assessments, planning and initiatives.
The creation of a Community Safety Planning program is a priority for the Government of Yukon and will ensure there is consistent funding for First Nations governments to engage in community safety planning activities across the Yukon. This approach will help communities create tailored community safety approaches that respond to the unique challenges, concerns and priorities in their communities.
The Government of Yukon will begin working with partners and stakeholders on phase two in 2022–23, which will explore potential funding for municipalities.
By empowering communities to respond to the unique challenges they face, we are helping create a safer territory for everyone. This Community Safety Planning program will provide funding for Yukon First Nations governments to lead their own community safety initiatives that meet their unique needs. This consistent funding will help ensure that they have the resources they need to address their priorities and increase safety in their communities.
Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee
Funding for the Community Safety Planning program will become available in 2022.