Ontario Building Stronger and Healthier Communities in NipissingAugust 18, 2022
Deadline to apply for $10,000 anti-hate security measures grant is August 31
NIPISSING – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced that the Ontario government is providing grants of up to $10,000 through the Ontario Grant to Support Anti-Hate Security Measures for Faith-Based and Cultural Organizations to protect communities against hate motivated crimes and build a more inclusive province where people can continue to safely gather.
“Faith-based and cultural organizations are the cornerstones of our community,” said MPP Vic Fedeli. “This grant recognizes the extraordinary work undertaken by these groups to lift us up in tough times while providing them with the tools they need to continue providing a safe place for people to practice their faith or connect with their communities.”
Eligible faith-based and cultural organizations in Nipissing can use funds to cover expenses to implement additional security and safety measures such as security equipment and building enhancements (e.g. graffiti removal, motion detectors, CCTV cameras), security assessments and specialized staff training. The application deadline is August 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
Eligible organizations include registered charities and not-for-profit corporations that host, as a primary activity, regular gatherings of religious, spiritual or cultural significance at least once a month, and that rent, lease or own an indoor facility in Ontario that is used for these gatherings. This includes religious and spiritual communities (e.g., churches, synagogues, temples, mosques etc.), Indigenous organizations, cultural groups with a ceremonial component and non-ceremonial cultural groups, including 2SLGBTQ+ organizations.
For further information and how to apply for this grant: Ontario Grant to Support Anti-Hate Security Measures for Faith-Based and Cultural Organizations (gov.on.ca)
- 1,164 hate crimes were reported in Ontario during 2020 (Statistics Canada, 2022)
- The Ontario government is investing $15 million as part of the Ontario Grant to Support Anti-Hate Security Measures for Faith-Based and Cultural Organizations.
- Ontario launched the Anti-Racism Anti-Hate Grant in collaboration with community partners to fund local projects that increase public education and awareness on the impact of racism and hate.