VICTORIA, B.C. – The Province has announced more than $8.6 million in grants to support community-based crime prevention and remediation initiatives.

Around 221 projects across the province, including one in Dawson Creek, will be receiving one-time grants through the Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program. These projects are led by not-for-profits, local governments, school districts, and more.

The Dawson Creek Peer Initiative has been awarded a $51,900 grant. This project seeks to employ those living with or who have experienced living with drug use as a way to decrease theft and property crime. They would work with the Society of Narcotic and Opioid Wellness (SNOW) and receive compensation in different ways while working in various positions.

More information on the grant can be found on the government website.