ABOUT THE RCMP FOUNDATION
The RCMP Foundation was founded in 1994 as a charitable organization. Our mission is to raise the necessary funds to deliver programs, in partnership with RCMP members, aimed at addressing the ever-increasing challenges facing vulnerable children and youth in Canada. Every day the Foundation equips and supports RCMP members to volunteer for good in communities across Canada. Our programs focus on safety, education, health and wellness. Many are aimed at improving the lives of Indigenous young people and the safety of the communities where they live. All of our programs are delivered thanks to the passion and commitment of RCMP members volunteering their time back into the communities where they live and work.
Our work is closely aligned with the RCMP National Youth Strategy, and RCMP members and community partners help to identify those children and youth most in need of support. Together, we invest in young people to build stronger, resilient, and healthy communities.
WHAT DO WE DO?
RCMP members have a unique relationship with their communities. They identify ways in which the Foundation can invest and deliver programs that complement their work to make communities safer by reducing violence and diverting youth away from dangerous and criminal activities. Our collaborative approach uses volunteer RCMP members as the “boots on the ground” to deliver evidence-based programming in areas of highest need. With the input and collaboration of community partners and the RCMP, each program is adapted to meet the unique needs of the community and young people involved.
Together we are helping kids deal with some of the following challenges:
- Bullying and cyber-bullying
- Digital literacy and access
- Alcohol and substance use
- Internet safety
- Human trafficking
- Sexual Exploitation
- Healthy Relationships
At present, the Foundation receives no government funding. We rely solely on monies raised from the private sector – companies, community groups and individual donors. Every dollar we spend on crime prevention saves $16 in enforcement.