Donations and Sponsorship

DATE APPROVED

July 21, 1994

Minute No: P332/94

DATE(S) AMENDED

March 26, 1998

November 15, 2010

Minute No: P113/98

Minute No: P292/10

DATE REVIEWED

January 25, 2001

March 22, 2007

November 15, 2010

Minute No: P27/01

Minute No: P105/07

Minute No: P292/10

REPORTING REQUIREMENT

Chief to report to Board annually

LEGISLATION

Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.15, as amended, s. 31(1)(c).

DERIVATION

Rule 4.5.8 – Donations

Donations from the community to the Service are a valuable form of public support. It is important that the acceptance of these donations be subject to a clear, transparent, and accountable process. Donations must not compromise the integrity, impartiality or objectivity of the Service and must not be seen to do so. It is critical that donations be consistent with the goals, objectives and priorities of the Service and that they be beneficial to the community at large. In addition, donations must not be made or accepted with any conditions attached to their use. 

Donations include monetary gifts, service, donations in-kind and cultural property, as well as sponsorship, that is, a donation received from a person and/or organization which will be used to finance the costs of an event and/or activity organized by the Service. 

It is the policy of the Toronto Police Services Board that: 

  1. The Chief of Police will ensure that Service members will not solicit or accept donations from any person, including any organization or corporation, for the benefit of the Service, without the consent of the Board in accordance with the established policy: 
    1. acceptance of donations valued at ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or less, require the approval of the Unit Commander and the completion of a Donor’s Declaration Form (TPS 668); 
    2. acceptance of donations valued at more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) require the approval of the Board and the submission of a completed Donor’s Declaration Form (TPS 668); or 
    3. where there is not sufficient time to seek Board approval for the donation, approval may be delegated to the Chair and Vice Chair. 
  1. If the donation takes the form of equipment, vehicle, furniture, computers etc., the appropriate unit must be contacted to ensure the product meets Service specifications prior to accepting the donation.

 

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