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Access, Recreation and Culture (ARC)

Access, Recreation and Culture (ARC)

Funded in part by the Vancouver Police Foundation, the Access, Recreation and Culture (ARC) program engages Indigenous youth who have an interest in criminal justice. Developed for youth aged 14 to 19, the 10-week program establishes a positive connection with the Vancouver Police Department, as well […]

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Taking care of Mental Health

The VPD Peer Support Unit held an event called “Behind the Badge” on October 21st at the Justice Institute of BC. It was the first time the VPD has hosted a learning event on mental health for the spouses/significant others of sworn members. Support from the […]

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Vancouver Police Officer one of World’s Top 40 under 40

Vancouver Police Officer one of World’s Top 40 under 40

For the second year in a row, a Vancouver Police officer has been chosen as one of the world’s top 40 law enforcement professionals under the age of 40. Recipients of this prestigious award, given by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, demonstrate leadership and […]

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VPD Police Athletic League (PAL) Soccer Tournament

VPD Police Athletic League (PAL) Soccer Tournament

“Sports has the power to change the world…it speaks to youth in a language they understand…” – Nelson Mandela The Vancouver Police Athletic League (PAL) helps to promote good lifestyle choices for youth as well as to showcase the important lessons of teamwork and sport that […]

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Seniors’ Health & Safety Fair

Seniors’ Health & Safety Fair

Article Submitted by: Constables Aida Rodriguez, Rita Raj, and Julie Gilmore The Seniors Health and Safety Fair was very well received by the community. We had presenters ranging from our Financial Crime Unit to the Alzheimer’s Society. We were able to bring together many organizations and […]

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Seniors’ Health & Safety Fair 2018

The Vancouver Police Foundation is proud to sponsor this year’s VPD Senior Health & Safety Fair. There will be no cost for attendees – information on Seniors Centres and Networks, Elder Abuse, Personal Safety, Health, and Diversity. Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. […]

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Here4Peers Celebrates a Successful Pilot Year

Here4Peers Celebrates a Successful Pilot Year

The Vancouver Police Foundation Funded Here4Peers Mental Health Literacy Program held its first annual Celebration Ceremony on June 12th. Here4Peers Facilitators and Adult Mentors of all 3 trained high schools: David Thompson, Killarney, and Vancouver Technical, came together to share experiences, celebrate their many achievements, and […]

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Farewell Message from the Foundation Executive Director

Farewell Message from the Foundation Executive Director

It is with mixed emotions that I am writing to personally inform you that after nearly six years, I am leaving the Vancouver Police Foundation. VPF has been an integral part of my life and I feel privileged to have worked here. I have worked for […]

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VPD Diversity Section is hands-on with new immigrants

By Kimberly Wong  Kimberly Wong is the program administrator/ referral co-ordinator of the Youth Services Section, Vancouver Police Department.  Originally published in Blueline’s April, 2018 issue – An excerpt from Kimberly’s article… “…This program, the New Kids Youth Police Academy, was started in 2015 as a […]

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The sunshine has arrived…It’s Block Party Season!

Block Watch is all about neighbours helping neighbours. Households, apartments or condominiums on a block form a communication chain aided by a map of names, telephone numbers and addresses. Participants watch out for each others’ homes and report suspicious activities to the police and each other. […]

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