A National Charity Honouring Canada's Fallen Police & Peace Officers
The Police & Peace Officers' Memorial Ribbon Society is a not-for-profit national society, begun in 1994 and incorporated on November 14, 2000.
The Society uses the Peace Officers' Memorial Ribbon as a symbol of awareness and mourning for the death of Peace Officers killed while on duty. The Society hopes to make the Ribbon an international symbol of remembrance for fallen Officers, much like how the poppy is used to represent the sacrifices of our war veterans on Remembrance Day. See History for more information on the origins and design of the Memorial Ribbon.
On January 1, 2008, the Society obtained its national charity status. The Society's Board Members consist of active and retired Police and Peace Officers.
Video: Overview of the Society
Objectives of the Society
All monies collected through purchases of the Ribbon, and donations, are placed into the Police & Peace Officers' Memorial Ribbon Society trust account, which in turn is used to accomplish the following:
- 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 assist the families of fallen Police and Peace Officers in dealing with their grief, by recommending and coordinating the necessary social services.
- To give donations for charitable purposes to qualified donees as defined in the Income Tax Act.
- To help establish memorials for fallen Police and Peace Officers.
- To provide scholarships to students.
- To provide funds to needy families of fallen Police and Peace Officers.
See Initiatives Funded by the Society to learn more about the work of the Society.