Project 529 $5,000
In 2015, the Foundation provided the seed funding to bring Project 529 to Vancouver. The program is focused on combating and reducing bike theft in the city. The 2018 grant will assist the Project 529 team with the purchase of additional bike registration decals, which visually indicate that a bike is registered within this VPD program.
Get Woke Cybercrime $10,000
Millennials and members of Generation Z are surprisingly more at-risk online due to the prevalence of technology in their lives. In order to create awareness and foster online safety, the Foundation will support a digital media campaign led by VPD Financial Crime Unit that will highlight common cyber frauds and associated preventative measures.
Women’s Personal Safety Team $10,025
The Women’s Personal Safety Team (WPST) delivers personal safety workshops that empower women to feel safe, aware and provide the tools to counter asocial violence. With the past support of the Foundation, the program has grown exponentially in the last five years and has reached over 2000+ women in Vancouver. The 2018 grant will assure the WPST’s continued growth and outreach in our community.
Seniors Health and Safety Fair $15,000
A one-day forum that brings together subject matter experts on a range of topics including financial fraud, personal safety, health and wellness and more for seniors in Vancouver. This demographic is vulnerable to abuse and the fair allows for seniors to build relationships with the VPD, CPC volunteers and other experts.
Safety Resource Kits $10,000
With no time to gather basic supplies, domestic violence victims often have limited financial resources to assist themselves and their children or will feel pressured to return to their abuser. The Safety Resource Kits, prepared by detectives from the VPD’s Domestic Violence and Criminal Harassment Unit are tailored to the individual and can contain grocery or drugstore cards, emergency whistles, hand sanitizer, a 911 cell phone or phone minutes, protective cloth masks, emergency snacks and more. These Safety Resource Kits contain products like clothing, food, water, hygiene products, bus passes, cell phone pre-paid cards to empower victims to get away and start again.
Her Time $9,000
Gang Education and Prevention programs have primarily been conducted with a male-focus, yet young women are also victims of gang violence and the tragedies that come with involvement in gang life. Her Time was created to provide young women with a voice and to allow women to actively participate in taking control of their lives. Her Time has reached over 40 schools, 11 community groups and more than 9,000 girls and women in eight BC cities. Proactively, the program provides young women with the tools, resources and knowledge about the dangers of gang lifestyle. Reactively, the program offers women currently involved or at high-risk to becoming involved in gang life the opportunity to connect with the detectives who will provide assistance with an exit strategy.