YRPA Community Work
The uniformed and civilian members of York Regional Police Association (YRPA) are proud supporters of many charitable causes. Each year, our members give their personal time to support many causes and volunteer throughout York Region to help give back to the communities we serve.
In the last five years, York Regional Police Association has contributed over $218,000 to various charities and towards members’ participation in charitable work. The association also holds annual campaigns and events to support our charities.
YRPA is a proud supporter of Wounded Warriors, a national charity supporting ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, first responders and their families. In 2018, YRPA donated $50,000 to York Regional Police’s first-ever To Serve and Savour event to benefit Wounded Warriors Canada and their mental health resources.
Special Olympics Ontario
YRPA has a strong legacy of supporting Special Olympics Ontario. The organization provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children, youth and adults with intellectual disabilities.
The legacy of supporting Special Olympics Ontario was first started by YRPA member Detective Constable Robert Plunkett who served as the Games Manager in the year 2000. Tragically, in 2007, Detective Constable Robert Plunkett was killed in the line of duty while attempting to effect an arrest in the City of Markham. The YRPA members have chosen to honour Rob’s memory, his passion for golf, and the Special Olympics by hosting a Golf Tournament in his name. Since 2007, the Annual Rob Plunkett Memorial Golf Classic has donated over $95,000 to Special Olympics Ontario in Rob’s name.
In July 2013, York Region was fortunate to be the host of the Olympic Summer Games and YRPA played an important role as official games sponsor and donated $50,000 to assist in making the games a success and many of our members donated their time to assist with the event.
Salvation Army Central York Region
Since 2012, the YRPA Memorial Golf Tournament has raised much-needed funds to support the Salvation Army Central York Region to help with the costs of food bank and feeding programs, clothing and furniture assistance, counselling, social services, rehabilitation, housing and shelters, and programs for children and youth. In 2019, the YRPA Memorial Golf Tournament raised $10,000 to support their organizational services. Over the last seven years, YRPA has donated over $54,000 to the Salvation Army Central York Region.
York Regional Police Association is also proud to support these charities:
- Camp Faces
- Circle of Friends
- Healthy Teens Magazine
- MADD Canada
- Ontario Shores Foundation for Mental Health
- United Way