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Based Firearms Crime and Injury Prevention Strategy in Quebec
Firearms are a leading cause of death killing more than 200 people in Quebec each year. They also figure prominently in robberies and other forms of violence, suicides and unintentional injury.
In 1995 Canada passed new gun control legislation which requires licensing of all firearm owners, registration of all firearms, and safe storage of firearms and ammunition. But laws are only words on paper - effective implementation requires the commitment of a wide range of stakeholders who understand the nature of the firearm problem, the risk factors and the ways in which they can intervene effectively.
This project created in partnership with community
based organizations working in criminal justice, policing, domestic violence,
public health and education, aims at preventing crime, violence and victimisation
with firearms. It has a particular focus on vulnerable populations such
as women and youth. The National Crime Prevention Council provided funding
for the three year pilot project
you need to establish a cross-sectoral community strategy to address firearm
death and injury.
Planning the workshop