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ABOUT THE TORONTO CHAPTER

The ProAction Cop & Kids Toronto Chapter was founded in 1991 by businessman John Bitove Sr. when he saw an opportunity to establish an organization that would enable officers to reconnect with our youth. Since inception, ProAction has reached more than 380,000 young people and supported over 1,500 police initated programs delivered throughout our three Chapters; Toronto, Durham Region and Hamilton. Our newest Chapter in the Niagara Region holds great promise to increase these numbers.

TORONTO CHAPTER PROGRAMS

Division Teen Ranch – Cops and Kids
11 Division Bicycle Rodeo

11 Division Chess Tournament “5th
Annual Push Pawns-Not Each Other”

Swansea Basketball Program
4020 Skating Program

Stone Soup Cooking Club

D12 York Memorial Miniature Painting
Club

12 Division George Harvey Ball Hockey
Program

12 Bike Rodeo Program
Amazing Race – 12 Division
Kids, Cops and Books
12 Division Youth Photography Club

13 Division Cooking with Cops
Cowgirl Up
Kicks for Kids and Cops

KRAV MAGA Self Defence & Mentoring
Amazing Race 2016 – 14 Division
ProAction Hockey League – Parkdale
Division

Islington Community Golf Association
Amazing Race – 22 Division
22 Division Community Open House + BBQ
222 Kicks

Youth Citizens Academy
Yoga at Dixon

31 Division Open House
Students Taking Action Against Negative
Decisions (S.T.A.A.N.D)
TPS / PYB Raptors Event
The Amazing Race – 31 Division
Jane & Finch Cricket Clinic

Cops and Chords
Cliffhangers
Discover Toronto
New Heights Soccer Program
32 Division Junior Blues Hockey Program
Fresh Start
Sweeping for Success Junior Curling

Cooking with Cops
A.Y. Jackson Soccer Club
George Vanier Soccer
Operation Sandwich Run For The
Homeless
Parkway Forest C.C./33 Division TPS 3 on
3 Basketball Tournament
Amazing Race – 33 Division
Healthy Body and Mind Through Yoga
Bridging the Gap
2nd Annual Police & Youth Cricket
Festival
Police and PALS Baseball Day
Sparroways United Soccer Club

Amazing Race – 41 Division

Cycling for Success
Reading Falcons Book Club
Weight Lifting, Strength + Conditioning
Project Fresh Air
The Amazing Race – 42 Division
Malvern Skateboard Club
Stone Soup Cooking Club

TPS At Risk Youth Partnership
Amazing Race 2016 – 43 Division

200 Sherbourne After School Club
Girls Fit Club
51 Division Cycling Club #4
Fitness
Amazing Race – 51 Division Moss Park
Amazing Race – 51 Division Regent Park
The Next Step
The Summer Youth Fashion Initiative
Know YOUR City

52 Division Youth Outreach Program
Project O

Thorncliffe Basketball Tournament
Thorncliffe Youth Cricket Tournament
Kids Day Out-Rewarding Commitment,
Improvement and Success
Annual CUPE 79 Youth Ball Hockey
Tournament
EMS Challenge
Amazing Race – 53 Division
53 Division Youth Baseball
53 Division Thorncliffe Exhibition Soccer
Game
53 CRU Floor Hockey Program

ProAction Mountain Biking
Youth Soccer League
Girlz Will Be Girlz
Cops & Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Cops & Kids Table Tennis
ProAction Soccer League
Cops & Kids Weight Training Program
ProAction Hockey League
Youth Basketball League
O’Connor Community Centre Guitar
Program
Lead The Way

Project Interact
First Nations Jr and Sr Public School Boys
Club
S.I.S.T.A.
Chopped 55 – Into the Wilderness
Amazing Race 2016 – 55 Blake/Boultbee
Amazing Race 2016 – 55 Walpole & Lower
Gerrard
Amazing Race 2016 – 55 Rivertowne

Outdoor Survival Skills Program

Toronto Featured Program

Funded in part by the Motorola Solutions Foundation, ProAction’s Outdoor Survival Skills Program includes different camping programs that give young people an opportunity to experience the outdoors like never before. Many of these young people have never been beyond the boundaries of their neighbourhoods. Spending days and nights in northern Ontario away from the challenges of their daily lives builds a new perspective and appreciation
for things they can achieve.

Highly trained officers leading these programs teach a variety of skills from basic camping to rapelling, advanced canoeing and lifesaving. Many of the participants leave this program with skills, certifications and opportunities that lead to new career and academic opportunities. Participants of this program have successfully completed their secondary education, been accepted into post-secondary and/or trades programs and some have even gained employment thanks to their new outdoor survival skills.

Proof that these programs save lives was clearly demonstrated when ProAction officers and participants led two different rescues of fellow campers who were stranded in deep water. Two of these campers were young boys who swam too far out in deep water and a couple whose canoe capsized. Thanks to this program, young people experienced first-hand how police officers save lives.

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