Cops for Cancer - 12 Years of Peel Regional Police Participation

The Cops for Cancer campaign started in 1994 when a Sergeant with the Edmonton Police Service organized a group of officers to shave their heads to support a five-year-old boy who was being teased by classmates for losing his hair from chemotherapy treatment.  Since then the Canadian Cancer Society and police services across the country have teamed up to raise money and awareness for this worthy cause. 
When and how did Peel Regional Police get involved?
Peel Regional Police has participated in the Cops for Cancer campaign since 2005. To date they have raised over $1 million for the Canadian Cancer Society supporting cancer research, treatment, and awareness. The main event is an annual head-shave that involves peel police officers collecting pledges and shaving their heads for the cause. There are also a number of other fundraising events that are coordinated to achieve our goals. Schools from across Peel Region have hosted popular student-versus-police sporting events and corporate community partners have held BBQ's, car washes, head shaves and other events to help Peel Regional Police achieve their goal of making cancer history. 
The Canadian Cancer Society is dedicated to the eradication of all forms of cancer, as well as the enhancement of the quality of life of those living with cancer.  To this end the Society not only supports research, but also those people in our community that are in the battle of their lives.  
Peel Regional Police is asking for your support to join the fight against cancer.
Get a group of your friends, family members, coworkers, or teammates together to participate in the head shave event on Saturday, April 29 at Square One Shopping Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  You can also pledge one of our participating employees.
Please visit: to register or donate. 
To find out more on how you can help support this worthy cause, please contact Peel Regional Police, Cops for Cancer Chair Constable Fabian Canas at or call (905) 453-2121 extension 4041.