In November of 2012, Devon Clunis was formally introduced as the city of Winnipeg’s 17th Chief of Police.
As part of the swearing in ceremony Chief Clunis shared his vision and hope of a renewed culture of safety for the citizens of Winnipeg.
In his address he identified at-risk and underserved children, youths and their families as a significant concern within our city.
Throughout his career, Chief Clunis has served the community with the belief that crime prevention can be attained through social development. He is also committed to the belief that the Winnipeg Police Service, in collaboration with Federal, Provincial and Civic levels of government, along with the private business sector and community members must come together and embrace this philosophy.
A key initiative in addressing these concerns and bring about positive change is the creation of the Winnipeg Police Service Endowment Fund.
The WPS Endowment Fund has been designed for the advancement and enrichment of underserved and at-risk families and children. The goal of the Endowment Fund is to subsidize recognized projects within the community, which support the Winnipeg Police Service vision of creating a culture of safety.
This fund will provide much needed support for children and their families who desperately need help to attain the rich rewards life can offer. The WPS Endowment Fund will give grant recipients the tools to provide at-risk members of our community the chance to seize opportunities, and enjoy a healthy and meaningful life, and in so doing, reduce the risk of falling into an unhealthy life style.
You can help make a difference in the lives of these underprivileged families and at risk children. With your help and support of the WPS Endowment Fund you can provide a brighter future and renewed hope for success in our communities.
Thank you for your support in creating a culture of safety in Winnipeg.