Proudly supporting Alberta’s youth
The government of Alberta is providing a $76,250 Civil Forfeiture Fund grant over two years to the Pride Centre of Edmonton. The funding will support the centre’s youth mentoring program for Edmonton’s sexual and gender minority youth. The Pride Centre of Edmonton provides a safe drop-in space and the opportunity to engage in activities such as music programs and a homework club.
“The grant to the Pride Centre is a great example of how ‘bad money’ is turned into ‘good money’ to do positive work, from preventing crime to supporting victims and keeping Albertans and their families safe,” said Jonathan Denis, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General.
The Civil Forfeiture Fund program takes “bad” money and uses it for good by taking property and funds gained through criminal acts. The proceeds from the sale of this property are then used to support crime prevention programs and victims groups.
All Albertans have a right to feel safe and secure in their communities. Using Civil Forfeiture Funds to support programs such as the Pride Centre of Edmonton’s Queer Mentoring project, our communities can continue to become more accepting, more respectful, safer, and stronger.