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Crime Prevention Investment Plan

The Crime Prevention Investment Plan (CPIP) supports projects that address issues related to community safety and the maintenance of community standards.  CPIP uses a seed funding model to help start a new project or initiative, or to assist newly established initiatives reach sustainability.

Application process

Applications to the 2016 call for funding proposals are now closed. See the 2016 Call for Funding proposals page for next steps.

What are the CPIP funding priorities?

CPIP is aligned with Action Plan 2015-2018 and the Calgary Police Service Crime Prevention and Reduction Continuum through its focus on three key priority areas:

Community capacity building:

Building the capacity of community members to work together to influence change, take action and address their collective needs and interests. Projects in this priority area include research-informed advocacy, community organizing and cross-sector leadership.

Children, youth and families:

To increase the social inclusion of vulnerable children, youth, and families in Calgary. Programs focus on creating conditions or personal attributes that promote well-being of individuals across the lifespan by reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors. Projects utilize a harm reduction, early intervention approach to programming, with a focus on strengthening family cohesion and increasing positive social ties.

Street issues:

Harm reduction and early intervention crime prevention projects and initiatives for vulnerable Calgarians. Particular focus is placed on projects and initiatives for people with addiction and mental health issues, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), and justice-involved people needing rehabilitation and support to avoid justice involvement or reoffending.

Who can apply for funding?

CPIP funds are targeted towards projects and initiatives from non-profit community and social organizations registered under the Societies Act of Alberta or the Companies Act of Alberta. Organizations should have strong partnerships in the community, evidence-informed projects, and use emerging or promising practices in crime prevention.

What projects are eligible for funding?

To be considered for funding, projects must:

  • Focus on crime prevention in: street issues; children, youth and families; or community capacity building.
  • Have clearly identified outcomes and performance measures to determine success in preventing crime or maintaining community standards.
  • Be ready to implement the project plan, activities and services immediately upon receiving funds.
  • Serve populations and/or groups within Calgary.

What are the reporting requirements?

All organizations that receive CPIP funding must submit year-end reports annually. Reports must include audited financial statements, list of partners, outcome/accountability measures, significant lessons learned, recommendations, and future action steps to be taken to further address the crime prevention issue identified.

Initially, CPIP contracts are awarded for one year. Funding after the first year depends on the project and organization’s performance and ability to meet contractual obligations. Based on assessment, funding may be provided for up to three additional years.

View a list of the2016 Crime Prevention Investment Plan Initiatives.

Below are Administration’s recommendations for 2017 CPIP funding. These recommendations will be presented at the November 30, 2016 meeting of Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective Services, and to City Council on December 19, 2016.

​Organization ​Project ​Description
​Action Coalition on Human Trafficking ​Calgary Community Action Plan on Human Trafficking ​To identify and solidify local knowledge on the realities, trends, and manifestations of human trafficking in Calgary; To collaboratively develop an action plan to reduce and prevent human trafficking
​Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary ​828-HOPE ​To ensure vulnerable youth are connected to the right programs and natural supports to divert, or end, their homelessness and move them to self-sufficient adulthood
​Calgary Chinese Community Service Association ​Community Safety Ambassadors ​To increase the Chinese communities' access to information and awareness of crime prevention services, resources and procedures through the help of Community Safety Ambassadors
​Calgary Counselling Centre ​Honour Based Violence Prevention ​To build capacity within the community to increase awareness of the issue of HBV and collectively plan,  develop, initiate and apply an appropriate treatment response to prevent honour based violence
​Calgary John Howard Society, The ​Immigrant Youth Advocacy & Mentorship ​To support immigrant youth in developing a sense of belonging, navigate strained family relationships, promote positive lifestyle choices, and prevent their involvement in crime
​Centre for Newcomers Society of Calgary ​IBWI-Real Me Project for High Risk Immigrant Youth ​Identity-based wraparound intervention to prevent and reduce gang involvement of immigrant youth
​Dover Community Association ​12 Community Safety Initiative (12CSI) ​To encourage compliance with all laws and bylaws; Improve the physical image and sense of pride; and Increase the engagement of those who live, work, and volunteer in the 12 communities
​HIV Community Link Society ​Shift Prostitution Outreach Program ​To reduce the vulnerability of sex workers and to support an individual’s safety, health and wellbeing
​Pathways Community Services Association ​Iksokapi ​To prevent criminal involvement amongst Aboriginal youth by engaging them in leadership development programming, grounded in Aboriginal teachings and practices
​Servants Anonymous Society of Calgary ​Vitality Employment Program ​To help women gain employment through community partnerships and to live healthy and sustainable lives in the community free from sexual exploitation

Crime Prevention Investment Plan Application Form

For more information about the Crime Prevention Investment Plan, please contact us at cpip@calgary.ca.