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

Cooking with Cops

Dance with a Cop

Incredibowlers

12 Division Bike Rodeo Program

D12 Divisional Basketball Tournament

Eyes on the 6ix Photography Club

Stone Soup Cooking Club

Basketball and Mentoring Drop-In

D12 York Memorial Miniature Painting Club

Cowgirl Up

Cowboy Up

Kicks for Kids and Cops

13 Division Cooking with Cops

ProAction Hockey League – Parkdale Division

Special Places

True Health Enforcement

Youth Citizens Academy

Dixon Yogi’s

Family Skate #1

Family Skate #2

31 Division Open House

Students Taking Action Against Negative Decisions (S.T.A.A.N.D.)

Helping Youth Prosper by Example (H.Y.P.E.)

32 Division Junior Blues Hockey Program

Sparroways United Soccer Club

The BeYOUth Empowerment Project

41 Division Ski/Snowboard Program

Stone Soup Cooking Club

TPS – At Risk Youth Partnership

Lego Lunch and Learn #1

Toronto Youth Cricket Academy (TYCA)

53 CRU Floor Hockey Program

ProAction Cops and Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Project O

Youth Basketball League

B55Kidz

TPS Basketball League

55’s Got Talent

ProAction Hockey League

Bridging the Gap Soccer Program

Amazing Race Toronto 2018 (A.R.T.O.)

TROOP

SMILE Camp – Elementary

SMILE Camp – High School

Islington Golf Association

Girlz Will Be Girlz

Sneaker for Success

Snow Patrol – Ski and Snowboarding Program

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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