Queen's Park is providing Treaty Three Police Service with $300,000 over three years, in order to help fight against human trafficking and sexual violence. Officers from the police service will be cooperating with partners in the community, as part of the initiative.

“Any time we have the opportunity to take away the resources criminals use to commit a crime, we should seize it, and with this grant program, that’s exactly what we are doing,” said Greg Rickford, who is Ontario's Indigenous Affairs Minister and the MPP for Kenora-Rainy River.

The investment will be made over a three-year period from 2020-21 to 2022-23. The Proceeds of Crime Front-line Policing grant repurposes funds forfeited during criminal prosecutions to help local police fight gun and gang crime, human trafficking and sexual violence.

The announcement was part of a province-wide program. The Ontario government announced an investment of more than $6 million over the next three years to help combat crime and build safer communities in Ontario last week.

For more information:

Guns, Gangs and Violence Reduction Strategy