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An Unlikely Group of Runners

An Unlikely Group of Runners

Vancouver – A group of runners from an alternative school program are taking a final run before heading off to the Seattle Marathon this weekend. The Streetfront Program at Britannia Secondary places an emphasis on physical activity as a way to engage at-risk students who struggle […]

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40 Years of Building Safer Communities

40 Years of Building Safer Communities

This fall, the Vancouver Police Foundation is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, the Foundation will be sharing 40 remarkable stories, one story each day for 40 days. The stories will highlight some of the grants or special projects the Foundation has supported over […]

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Hats off to the 2016 Grant Recipients!

Hats off to the 2016 Grant Recipients!

The 2016 Grant Ceremony took place on October 5th. We would like to take the time to thank all the VPD members and civilians who took the initiative to think about new programs and ways we can build safer communities and who submitted a grant proposal […]

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Leading the way with a new Mental Health HUB at St. Paul’s Hospital

Leading the way with a new Mental Health HUB at St. Paul’s Hospital

The Vancouver Police Foundation is proud to announce its leadership donation of $750,000 towards a new Mental Health HUB at St. Paul’s Hospital. This innovative facility will efficiently connect patients with care givers, reduce wait times at hospital and provide long-term solutions to the complex challenges […]

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Building Friendships along the Journey

Building Friendships along the Journey

One of the annual grants proudly funded by the Foundation is the “Pulling Together Journey” event.  This July, over 60 Aboriginal youths, including 10 VPD Cadets, Vancouver Police Officers, and other participants, join together to travel for nine days in canoes along B.C. rivers.  Often times […]

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2016 Vancouver Pride Parade

2016 Vancouver Pride Parade

The 2016 Pride Weekend has concluded, but we wanted to share some of the many great moments from this past weekend. We had so much fun walking in the Parade with the VPD, the Foundation volunteers, the Vancouver CPC’s, and the VPD Cadets. We are so […]

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Jessie – A paticipant of Naskarz

Jessie – A paticipant of Naskarz

This month we visited with the Foundation grant recipients of Naskarz and talked to some of the youth that participated in the program.  Naskarz is program designed to give young people from Vancouver’s downtown eastside social and educational opportunities.  Constable Tim Houchen has been working with […]

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Lucca

Lucca

Meet Lucca, VPD’s Newest Recruit Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to assist in bringing Lucca to the VPD. Lucca will be working with the Victim Services Unit as their new trauma dog. A part of his new role, besides looking adorable,  will be working with […]

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ID4ME Assisting Individuals with the ID Process

ID4ME Assisting Individuals with the ID Process

Formal identification is essential for gaining access to a variety of services, supports and opportunities. Not having a birth certificate, BCID, Health Care Card, BC Services Card or Status Card creates barriers to employment, housing, medical assistance, and even a feeling of self-worth. The majority of the […]

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New Exhibit at the Vancouver Police Museum Explores Vancouver’s Youth Programs

New Exhibit at the Vancouver Police Museum Explores Vancouver’s Youth Programs

Opened in 1986, the Vancouver Police Museum is North America’s oldest police museum. Through self-guided tours, or a variety of public and school programs, the Museum has been educating the public about the history of crime and law enforcement in Vancouver. To date, the Vancouver Police […]

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