June 2020 – Vancouver Police Foundation
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Monthly archive for June 2020

Pulling Together

In recognition of National Indigenous People’s Day, we’d like to showcase the Pulling Together Canoe Journey. This year would have been the 20th year of this incredible program, which brings together Indigenous Peoples and members of the public service in a ten-day journey along the traditional […]

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Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign: It Can Happen to Anyone

Detective Constable Karen Szeto is a VPD investigator specializing in human trafficking crimes. The tragic images of people crammed into containers or refrigerated trucks are actually images of human smuggling. Human trafficking is the specific act of exploiting people, particularly in the sex trade. And it […]

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Member Spotlight: Cst. John Gravengard

Cst. John Gravengard, recently featured in VPD’s celebration of Asian Heritage month, is no stranger to the Vancouver Police Foundation or to going above and beyond to help others. He has been the recipient of a number of VPF grants for troubled or at-risk youth, most […]

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Meet Hiba

Hiba Al Odat, along with her mother and two younger brothers, arrived in Vancouver on a typical winter night (rainy and cold!). Their long journey to Canada started in Syria three years earlier. While they had a good life there, the escalation of the war made […]

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