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By IBTimes Staff Reporter | January 25, 2013 3:03 AM PST

After a two-day meeting in view of public safety following a series of gun fire episodes in Canada, the Ministry of Public Safety Thursday announced a special fund to protect the communities at risk. 

The Ministry on its official website Thursday said that the funding would help reduce hate crimes and improve the overall security.

Following the two-day meeting, the Ministry of Public Safety at a press conference announced $32,769 to implement security measures to prevent hate crimes and bring safety to the public.

According to the Ministry of Public Safety, the Security Infrastructure Program is meant for non-profit community centers, provincially recognized academic institutions and place of worship linked to a community with a demonstrated history of being victimized by hate-motivated crimes.

"Canada's Economic Action Plan has a number of initiatives to help ensure that all Canadians can feel safe in their own communities, including $1 million annually for the Security Infrastructure Program," the Ministry announced Thursday.

Referring to the two-day meeting where they have discussed a range of topics including reform and innovation of policing in Canada, the Minister of Public Safety, Vic Toews, said that the meeting had  demonstrated shared commitment to ensuring that policing services were delivered as effectively and efficiently as possible.

"Police officers perform an invaluable role and they do so with dedication and professionalism," said Minister Toews in a press release last Thursday. 

"It is essential that all levels of government, police associations and services continue to work together to contain costs while strengthening policing in Canada."

The deadliest Canadian mass shooting in years occurred in Connecticut last year that killed 20 children and six adults. 

The school massacre has not only forced the leaders in the U.S. and Canada to debate about gun laws, but forced many of the schools and colleges in the two countries to review securities at their academic campuses.

 In an effort to reduce gun violence, U.S. President Barrack Obama last week signed 23 executive actions to strengthen the existing gun laws and take related steps to make the public feel safe. 

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