The Edmonton Police Foundation (EFP) 2022 Impact Report is now available. The report highlights the many programs and projects undertaken by the Foundation.
“2022 was an incredible year for the Foundation thanks to our donors, the community, EPS, our incredible volunteer board, our team, and all of our stakeholders and partners,” said Foundation Chair Ashif Mawji.
Just a few of the community programs funded by the Foundation include Operation Sole, Horsepower for Hope, and the Police and Youth Engagement Program. These events have police officers engage with community members, particularly youth, to create mutual understanding and long-lasting bonds.
The Foundation also provides funds to help purchase Police Service Dogs, training, and specialized equipment for Canine Unit.
“As crime and disorder become entwined with our social issues like mental health and addictions, innovative thinking and collaborative approaches become crucial to finding long-term solutions that benefit all Edmontonians,” said Chief Dale McFee, pointing to the Foundation’s Catalytic Convertor Challenge as an example of this innovative thinking.
Created in response to the dramatic rise in catalytic convertor thefts, the Foundation challenged inventors and entrepreneurs from around the world submit ideas and technological innovations to help solve the problem.
Looking back on 2022, Chair Mawji said: “We need to act as one, be more inclusive and tolerant and respect each other in every aspect. There’s a lot at stake and the future of our kids and their kids is definitely worth our efforts.”