WELCOME TO OPP-BTB
We know that the OPP is a great family be part of, and now we are thrilled to welcome you to another 'blue-line' community: OPP Beyond the Blue.
This is a place where police spouses, parents, siblings, children, and even extended family members come to access resources, make some connections, and most importantly, have their voices heard.
You are not alone in this 'police-family-life'.
We are here for you, we see you, and we appreciate you.
Through educational events and resources, OPP BTB offers a tailored selection of tools to help empower OPP and OPP civilian families - because we're meant to thrive, not just survive.
- Jacqueline Sbeyti
OPP Beyond the Blue Chapter President
NEWS & UPDATES
----- Nov 18, 2019 -----
HEROES IN LIFE MEMORIAL
The Ontario Police Memorial Foundation commemorates the lives of police members killed in the line of duty. The OPMF doesn’t recognize those who have died by suicide. Canada Beyond the Blue and its chapters would like to officially memorialize police members who have died by suicide. Accordingly, Toronto Beyond the Blue will honor these officers with The Heroes In Life Memorial (Ontario) which will record names on a separate wall. As of now, this is the most respectful way to honor all our officers who have died.
The isolation and shame that is endured by these bereaved families are deepened when they lose the opportunity to see their officers forever memorialized. Toronto Beyond The Blue wishes to ensure that they are never forgotten and formally record their names on our Heroes in Life Monument remembering their service when they lived, not how they died.
On June 13th, we will congregate peacefully to honor the fallen and begin the grieving process as a community. This is an important symbolic event that will bring a sense of healing and further the awareness of the mental health issues that burden our police members.