The province of Manitoba has announced that it's investing $1.3 Million to support the Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) Planning Pilot Project to develop local CSWB Plans and implement local safety priorities in 12 Manitoba communities.
Dauphin MLA Brad Michaleski said that the City of Dauphin will be one of the 12 communities receiving funding.
This funding is being directed towards the City of Dauphin. This will be a community collaborative approach and hopefully in this pilot they're going to be able to find out the local priority risks to safety and well being.
The community of Dauphin will receive a total of $110,000 for their community as part of this funding with $50,000 of the funding going to support the planning process here in Dauphin.
The remaining funding will be available for community safety actions and initiatives that the planning process identifies as local priorities.
The CSWB Planning Pilot Project aligns with The Manitoba Policing and Public Safety Strategy announced in May 2019, which identified the need to focus on communities with high rates of violence, alleviate extraneous demands on police, and enhance Community Mobilization. The Pilot will focus on twelve Manitoba communities which will include the cities of Portage la Prairie, Dauphin and Swan River.
As part of today's announcement, the Manitoba government also announced it's providing $100,000 to expand Community Mobilization to the Waywayseecappo First Nation which will connect at-risk youth and families to social services to ensure they are receiving appropriate supports and interventions.