Community Mobilization Program to Receive Over $9,400

Manitoba PC Caucus
Media Release |

Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River, welcomes the announcement by the provincial Progressive Conservative government of an investment in the Community Mobilization intervention program that ensures at-risk individuals in Swan River can reduce contact with the law, establish healthy life goals and become successful members of society.

“Our community is stronger and our citizens have more chances to succeed, thanks to the committed group of people and agencies working through Community Mobilization,” said Wowchuk. “This is an important program and I am very proud of our government’s commitment to its ongoing work.”

Justice Minister Heather Stefanson has announced that the Community Mobilization program in Swan River will receive more than $9,400 through the province’s criminal property forfeiture program. Through Community Mobilization, service providers in the town of Swan River work together to anticipate and address issues that might cause individuals or their families to come into contact with police. This partnership and collaboration allow them to intervene and proactively provide support.

“Communities across Manitoba have greatly benefited from the important work of partnership-based intervention programs,” said Stefanson. “Our government is very proud to support these efforts in Swan River to ensure at-risk Manitobans have every opportunity to succeed.”

More than $1.5 million will be distributed this year through the criminal property forfeiture program, helping police across Manitoba fight crime in their communities. There are currently 120 active forfeiture files being pursued by the province involving vehicles, property, cash and other assets.