Objectives of The Society
To promote the effectiveness and efficiency of Police and Peace Officers by having a ribbon campaign to raise awareness about fallen Police and Peace Officers.
To help establish memorials for fallen Police and Peace Officers.
To assist the families of fallen Police and Peace Officers in dealing with their grief, by recommending and coordinating the necessary social services.
To provide scholarships to students.
To give donations for charitable purposes to qualified donees as defined in the Income Tax Act.
To provide funds to needy families of fallen Police and Peace Officers.
See The Societies website for more information. All information was taken from and is creadited to The Police and Peace Officers Memorial Ribbon Society website
History of The Society
The Society started after the fall of young Toronto police officer, Cst. Todd Baylis in 1994. Shawn Coady noticed that there was little recognition in the news papers about the tragedy, there was no place to morning his fellow officer.
So, Shawn started making and wearing blue ribbons in order to honor Cst. Baylis, and allowed him to express his feelings about Officers serving in his community. Four years later, the Police and Peace Officer Memorial Ribbon Society was formed.
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