The Police Retirees of Ontario

The Police Retirees of Ontario Incorporated (P.R.O.), was founded in 1992, by a group of retired police officers for the purpose of establishing an organization which would be dedicated to serving an exclusive membership restricted to retired law enforcement personnel of every rank and classification, their spouses, the widow and widowers of both active and retired law enforcement personnel.

To enable the P.R.O. to fulfill its obligations to its membership, and ensure compliance with its aims and objectives, the Corporation hosts sponsored fundraising events in many communities throughout Ontario each year.
Since 1992, the Police Retirees of Ontario has been able to donate in excess of $1,000,000 to children-oriented causes and charities throughout Ontario.

The PRO teddy bear drive supports youth services all across Ontario. Here are some smile stories. Every city in Ontario gets contacted to receive bears.

Family & Child Services of Niagara Foundation

Thank you so much for the donation of the bears many children in the community were please. Thank you again!

Victim Services of Brant

Thank you so much for these cuddly bears once again! We are very grateful and look forward to this every year.

Sudbury & Area Victim Services

Thank you for all the bears to share with the kids in the community!

Family & Children’s Services of Renfrew County

On behalf of Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew  County I would like to thank you very much for the teddy bear donation. These bears will bring a smile to the faces of those children who are less fortunate and find them selves in unfortunate circumstances. 

Students Fundraise!

The students of Indian Creek Road Public School in Chatham Ontario have raised funds to distribute PRO teddy bears to the communities family and children’s victim service units.

PRO involved with supporting other charities

Barry Moyle and Walter Jackson presenting a cheque to Marcus who is a visually impaired performer and the official Ambassador for Help A Child Smile, supporting children with cancer. This was given as a donation from the Police Retirees of Ontario to Help a Child Smile at the Caledonia Stampeded Days On July 20th.

West Niagara Second Stage Housing & Counselling

FACS Niagara Foundation

Family & Child Services of Lennox and Addington

Thank you for the PRO Teddy Bear donation, we offer a ” Comfort Bag ” program for children and youth who are moved into foster homes. We will add the bears to the bags given out.