Hamilton awarded $4M in federal dollars to help prevent youth gun violence

The City of Hamilton is receiving $4 million from the federal government to help combat gun and gang violence in the city.

It’s part of the Government of Canada’s $250 million Building Safer Communities Fund (BSCF), first announced in March 2022 as a nationwide initiative to address gun violence and help Canadian youth make good choices.

Hamilton’s $4 million in support from the feds will be used to launch community-led projects that help address underlying social conditions connected to an increase in crime and violence, particularly among young people.

Measures like the BSCF are intended to complement other measures, including the new federal ban on handgun importations and the national “freeze” on handgun ownership announced as part of Bill C-21.

“I sincerely thank our federal partners for these critical investments and their commitment to tackling gun and gang violence with a multi-pronged approach which includes addressing root causes and prevention,” said Hamilton’s Mayor Fred Eisenberger.

“With this support, we can continue to make progress in our work to build a more vibrant and safer community and provide all young people with the tools they need to succeed and thrive.”

Read the full release here.

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