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Harper Government Teaches Chilliwack At-Risk Youth to Lead

Federally-funded crime prevention program to improve resiliency skills and decrease violence

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(businesspress24) - CHILLIWACK, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/13/15 -- Public Safety Canada

Today, Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack - Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada''s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced $1.85 million in federal funding for the crime prevention project Learning to Lead, which will help nearly 200 at-risk youth in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

This project is designed to help young people by providing them with opportunities to improve self-worth and communication skills through participating in positive and structured community and recreational activities. Learning to Lead is based on the Leadership and Resiliency Program model, which enhances youths'' internal strengths and resiliency, thereby preventing involvement in substance abuse and violence.

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"Youth crime and violence are serious concerns for Canadian families and communities. This is why our Government is taking strong action to keep our streets and communities safe. Through community-based crime prevention projects, such as Learning to Lead, we are providing at-risk youth with life skills to make a difference and support their communities."

- The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada''s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

"I am pleased to support the Learning to Lead project, which will assist young people in Chilliwack and strengthen our community. Our government is working together with community organizations to provide at-risk youth with the tools and opportunities they need to steer clear of violence and substance abuse."

- Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack - Fraser Canyon

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613-991-2924

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Date: 02/13/2015 - 22:04
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