Vote Online for ProAction Funding!
Get ready to Team Up for funding!
We are so pleased to announce that ProAction Cops & Kids has been selected as one of 20 finalists for the MLSE Team Up Fund!
For this opportunity we have submitted an application to receive $50,000 over two years for the BCPA (Bridging Communities and Police through Athletics) project. To be one of the four finalists who receive funding we have to achieve the highest number of votes through an online voting process.
We are turning to you for the next step in receiving this grant – the voting! Voting runs from March 3rd, 2014 – March 21st, 2014. Please click here to sign up and vote! The more people we have casting votes each day, the more chance we have to win. Here is how it works:
- New voters must sign up online to register and begin voting
- Supporters will be able to vote once per day, per person - it is important to remember your login information so you can continue to vote (please only vote once a day, security measures are in place to ensure no false votes are cast. False votes could result in disqualification)
- Pass this information onto your colleagues, family, friends , etc. The more votes we receive the better chances we have!
Let’s all come together for ProAction Cops & Kids and vote! We appreciate all your support.
New Interactive Application Form for Toronto Camping Programs is now available for download
Starting this year, all Toronto Camping Programs must use the new Toronto Camping Program Application Form now available on our Toronto Forms webpage.
DEADLINE: Officers planning to run a Camping Program in 2014 must submit their application by February 28, 2014.
If you have any questions about the new form or procedures, don’t hesitate to contact Neelofer Samaroo at 416-222-7011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Grant Application Update for Toronto Police
Please note that a few things have changed in our grant application process:
- ProAction now requires all applications to be submitted a minimum of TWO MONTHS prior to the date funding is needed. The earlier the better!
- Major Grants are now defined as $10,000 and above.
- Officers requesting grants of $10,000 and above are required to call ProAction before submitting an application. We are more than happy to help you with resources and best practices!
Click here to view the revised Toronto Grant Forms.
Consider earmarking your United Way donation
This year, when making your United Way donation, please consider directing your funds to ProAction Cops & Kids. Your donation will be used to fund the much needed programs ProAction supports in Toronto, Durham Region and Hamilton. Be part of the ever-growing groups that are helping reach more and more of our youth and getting more and more police officers involved. (ProAction Cops & Kids Charitable registration #887700862 RR0001)
20 Years of Bridging the Gap!
ProAction Cops & Kids is extremely proud of how far we have come since our organization was founded in 1991. For over two decades we have worked diligently with police officers in our three Chapters, Toronto, Durham Region and Hamilton to help establish positive, lasting relationships between cops and kids.
Learn more about ProAction Cops & Kids and how we are working towards a brighter future through exciting ProAction programs and initiatives.
ProAction Cops & Kids was founded in 1991 when Toronto businessman John L. Bitove Sr. realized that the City of Toronto would benefit from its youth and police officers having a better relationship with each other. Benefits include: kids beginning to understand and respect police and vice versa, the perception of police improving in the larger community and opening lines of communication between youth and police begin to break down the culture of silence.
Since 1991, ProAction has become the largest private funder of Toronto police programs for youth and has expanded to include chapters in Durham Region (2007) and Hamilton (2008). ProAction works with these police services that make community building a priority and is proud to provide financial assistance to help make police-youth programs a reality.
Police officers are at the heart of every program funded by ProAction Cops & Kids. Each program is initiated and organized by police officers. ProAction encourages officers to share their passions with youth, providing programs with a wide range of activities: sports and camping, arts, leadership, life skills and safety. Many programs include one-on-one mentoring between cops and kids. Participating youth are identified by police officers with the help of local schools, youth workers, churches and community centres.
At ProAction Cops & Kids, we believe that establishing a positive relationship between cops and kids at risk will strengthen our community today and for the future. By funding programs that bring local cops and kids together, we help create an environment of mutual understanding and respect.