Security Infrastructure Pilot Program offers funding to help increase public security and safety

May 25, 2009



Montreal, Quebec, May 25th, 2009- The Muslim Council of Montreal (MCM) urges all mosques, Islamic community centres and Islamic schools to apply for funding from the Security Infrastructure Pilot Program, to help keep safe in light of the recent vandalism attacks against local mosques and Islamic schools. The SIP program is a $3 million initiative to help support communities that are at risk of being victim to hate crimes.


Funding received through the program is to be used to help defray the costs of security infrastructure enhancements, including alarm systems, digital video recorders, lighting, gates etc. Only not-for-profit community organizations are eligible to apply.

Details on how organization can apply for funding can be found at The SIP Program Office can be reached by  e-mail at and by telephone at 1-866-788-8156 or 613-991-7076.


The deadline to apply for funding is June 17th, 2009. Any parties interested in attending a workshop to learn how to file an application should contact MCM immediately.





Salam Elmenyawi

Muslim Council of Montreal (MCM)

Ph.: (514) 748-8427

Fax: (514) 747-9139





The Muslim Council of Montreal (MCM) is an umbrella organization representing a number of Islamic institutions in the Montreal region. There are over 175,000 Muslims in Montreal, about 825,000 in Canada and 1.5 billion worldwide.