Funding to crack down on crime on Manitoulin Island   

Photo: UCCM Police Chief James Killeen says the youth are our future and they hope to inspire, build confidence, and develop values so that young people can make pivotal decisions when making positive lifestyle choices. A new program is being funded through the provincial government to move that initiative forward. Photo provided by UCCM

By Rosalind Russell – The Ontario government is fighting back against crime on Manitoulin Island by investing $300,000 in crime prevention initiatives.  

That’s according to Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli, who says the funds were forfeited to the province as proceeds of crime following criminal prosecutions and will be used to support the United Chiefs and Council of Manitoulin Anishnaabe Police Service’s Looking to the Future Project.  

Fedeli says the government is using every tool to help support victims, educate youth, and increase awareness about crimes such as gang violence and hate. 

UCCM Police Chief James Killeen says the youth are our future and they hope to inspire, build confidence, and develop values so that young people can make pivotal decisions when making positive lifestyle choices. 

Since 2018, Ontario has invested more than $16 million in 281b crime prevention initiatives across the province through the Proceeds of Crime Front-Line Policing Grant program.

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