In May 2015, 60 Vancouver inner-city youths completed the inaugural year of the Vancouver Police Cadet Program. This 28-week, youth-at-risk program had a positive and profound impact on their lives.
The program commenced in September of 2014 with seed funding provided by the VPD Cadet Program Founding Partners and proceeds from the 2014 Night Patrol Gala. The Vancouver Police Department, along with the Vancouver Police Foundation and its community partners, are deeply committed to giving Vancouver’s youth every possible chance for a successful and happy life. Through mentorship, we can guide young people, especially those who live in low-income neighbourhoods, toward a positive future. By embedding a strong sense of leadership in these children, along with scholastic excellence and life skills through fun and engaging programs, the new cadets become empowered leaders in our communities.
The VPF is pleased to welcome 100 cadets in its sixth year of programming.
The VPD Cadet Program was the vision of Jim Chu during his tenure as Chief Constable of the Vancouver Police Department and is one of his most important legacies. With your support, we can ensure that the VPF Cadet Program continues to grow and serve Vancouver’s youth for many years to come. To donate to the program, click on the link below.
Your gift will save lives, give hope and create positive future for Vancouver’s most vulnerable youth. Thank you!
For more information about the VPD Cadet program please click here.
Several amazing donors stepped up to fund this program last year. Thank you to Thiessen Equipment, RBC Foundation, Tong and Geraldine Louie Family Foundation, Summit Foundation, Justin Goodrich, Nicole Gray, and Douglas Pugh.