The province is providing over $64,000 for the development of human trafficking and sexual exploitation prevention and awareness workshops in the region.
Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced the funding for Angels of Hope Against Human Trafficking on Wednesday.
The workshops will be for at-risk youth aged 9 to 17 in urban and rural Northeastern Ontario.
The grant is part of a $1.5 million reinvestment of cash and proceeds seized from criminals to help local partners fight back against crime and victimization that threaten their communities.
“Crime should never pay, and these seized funds will help communities support victims of crime and fight back to break the cycle of offending,” says Fedeli.
Eligible applicants for the Civil Remedies Grant Program include Ontario and First Nations Police Services, not-for-profit groups, community agencies and Indigenous communities and organizations that help victims of crime or help to prevent crime.
**With files from Richard Coffin