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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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Community Champions

Our last update on the amazing Community Champions that continue to show their support, respect and appreciation for the VPD officers on the #frontline of the pandemic was nearly a month ago! We’ve been so busy receiving and distributing donations since then we’re a bit behind […]

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Impact Update: Out on Patrol 🏳️‍🌈

Each year, people like you help the Vancouver Police Foundation provide $1 million in funding to support Vancouver Police Department initiatives that are above and beyond the regular operating budget. Seed funding, to get programs up and running, or to provide proof of concept, has helped […]

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National Police Week: Celebrating our VPD

Whether it’s a global health pandemic, a years-long opioid crisis, protests, Olympics, global terrorism, human trafficking, cybercrime, fraud and more, the officers of the Vancouver Police Department are dedicated to keeping Vancouver safe and thriving. These men and women regularly put themselves in danger to keep […]

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Show Your Mom Some Love!

We know that nothing can replace the brunch you would normally have with your Mom, or the flowers you would give the mother of your children. But we’ve created some unique e-cards that you can share with them to show your love and appreciation AND support […]

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Above and Beyond: Constable Z

A few weeks ago, we told you about Cst. Mariya Zhalovaga (“Constable Z”) and her incredible efforts to stay connected with the Windermere Running Club and to encourage the members to continue with their training. While she was able to connect with these youth, she wondered […]

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Community Champions

We continue to be humbled by the outpouring of support from our community. Even when things are so uncertain, and scary, so many people have stepped up to support the VPD and First Responders in general. This week, Shivam Jaiswal and the Chai Wagon dropped off […]

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