The City of St. John’s is seeking input and recommendations from residents and the
community to aid in the development and facilitation of a new crime and violence prevention
strategy.

Through a generous funding allocation from Public Safety Canada’s Building Safer
Communities Fund (BSCF), the City of St. John’s will secure up to $1.83 million by March
2026. This grant will support the development and facilitation of a comprehensive crime and
violence prevention strategy in collaboration with community partners and stakeholders. The
primary focus of this strategy is to address the social determinants of violence and crime,
particularly for children, youth, young adults, and their families. While the City does not
provide direct services or programs related to public safety or crime prevention, it acts as an
important facilitator in developing long term strategic planning and concrete initiatives to
improve community safety.

When: Before March 28, 2024
Where & How:

  • by online survey here
  • by email to engage@stjohns.ca
  • on this Engage St John’s webpage
  • by calling 311 and asking to speak to a member of the project team
  • attending a public meeting:
    • Tuesday, March 5: 6:00 pm to 7:30 p.m. – Virtual via Zoom
    • Thursday, March 7: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – St. John’s Farmer’s Market, 245 Freshwater Road
    • Tuesday, March 26: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Foran Greene Room, City Hall