Review - OPP Youth Foundation
In 1998, the OPP hosted its first OPP summer camp at GHQ in Orillia. The initiative to establish an Ontario Provincial Police Youth Foundation (OPPYF) evolved from this experience. The Ontario Provincial Police Association, the Commissioned Officers Association and the counsellors recognized a need to provide ongoing support for youth across the province.
The OPPYF was created in 2005, to help the members of the O.P.P. and O.P.P.V.A. help the youth of the province in need of assistance, so they could realize their potential. It was determined that a foundation could assist in fundraising activities, provide appropriate accountability processes and allow the OPP to explore additional opportunities to help youth. It was emphasized that the foundation's intention would be to ensure the Youth Foundation had a "Provincial scope," in both membership and outreach.