Victoria Police Department is a partner of the Greater Victoria Police Foundation (GVPF). 

The GVPF seeks to build healthier communities through programs, mentorship and awards aimed at building positive relationships and inspiring leadership and life skills amongst our regional youth. To learn more, visit the GVPF website.

As a provincially incorporated non-profit society, the Greater Victoria Police Foundation’s (GVPF) vision is that the communities of Victoria, Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Saanich and Central Saanich as well as regional Indigenous communities experience positive change driven by youth, through empowering citizenship and leadership programs. The GVPF provides funding for programs outside core regional police budgets, and it has begun collaborating closely with all police agencies serving these communities, local businesses, regional non-profit service providers and Indigenous partners to unite collective assets, expertise and resources to foster the development of youth as influential members of society.

Some of the GVPF initiatives VicPD participates in include:

  1. Police Camp | Modeled after the successful program that ran in the Capital Region from 1996 to 2014, this is a leadership program for youth that connects them with officers from the Greater Victoria region.
  2. Mentorship Program | Aims to support, empower and inspire youth through facilitating trust-based and respectful mentorship connections with police officers from Greater Victoria.
  3. GVPF Awards | An event hosted at Camosun College that recognizes and celebrates four students from the Capital Region who have demonstrated a strong commitment to volunteerism, leadership and mentorship within their community.