Mr. Speaker, youth gang prevention programs are critical for the future of our children and the safety of our communities.
The Pathfinder Youth Centre Society is an important organization in my community that helps at-risk youth by teaching them conflict resolution, personal responsibility and job skills while helping to build their self-esteem and confidence.
Cost-effective crime prevention programs like Pathfinders help our youth stay out of gangs and in school.
Unfortunately, I recently learned that the Conservative government will soon be cutting most of Pathfinders' federal funding.
The Conservatives' out of touch approach to crime ignores crime prevention and the safety of our communities. I urge them to restore funding to Pathfinders and support organizations like it across the country.