BCWLE Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant
Through this grant, BCWLE will be able to attend community events and continue to develop its youth presentation series that will provide information, encouragement, and leadership for youth, especially young women wishing to pursue a career in law enforcement. The program will begin in 2024 and will offer six $2100 scholarships. The scholarships will be open to all Canadian female youth aged 17-25 years who are enrolled or have an accepted application to a post-secondary institution. Historically, women have been underrepresented in the policing profession. There has been an increasing external and internal emphasis on diversifying law enforcement, so that agencies more accurately represent the community they serve.
“With this support, we are confident that more young women will have the opportunity to pursue their interest in a career in law enforcement and contribute their unique talents and perspectives to the field. Together with the Motorola Solutions Foundation, BCWLE is fostering diversity, inclusion, and equality, ultimately creating a stronger and more resilient law enforcement community.”
— Juliette Link, Vice President of BCWLE
The Motorola Solutions Foundation, which has donated $100 million over the past 10 years, focuses its giving on three key areas: first responder programming, technology and engineering education, and programs that blend the two. The Foundation has a long-standing commitment to supporting programs that benefit underrepresented populations and aims to partner with organizations that align to its values of accountability, innovation, impact, diversity, and inclusion.
“The Motorola Solutions Foundation is proud to partner with organizations like BCWLE that are actively driving positive change within the community,” said Karem Pérez, vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We are immensely proud of the work that BCWLE is doing, and we look forward to seeing their continued impact.”
- For additional information on the Motorola Solutions Foundation grants program, visit: motorolasolutions.com/foundation-grant-partner.
- For more information on BCWLE please visit: bcwle.ca.
BCWLE is a non-profit organization whose vision is to strengthen, unite and promote women in law enforcement in the province of British Columbia. BCWLE will accomplish this mission by uniting law enforcement personnel across BC and creating opportunities for everyone to meet and discuss topical issues affecting women in policing, by providing training for issues specifically related to women, and facilitating networking and mentoring opportunities.
About the Motorola Solutions Foundation
As the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions, the Motorola Solutions Foundation partners with organizations around the globe to create safer cities and equitable, thriving communities. We focus on giving back through strategic grants, employee volunteerism and other community investment initiatives. Our strategic grants program supports organizations that offer first responder programming and technology and engineering education, and align to our values of accountability, innovation, impact, diversity and inclusion. The Foundation is one of the many ways in which the company lives out its purpose of helping people be their best in the moments that matter. For more information on the Foundation, visit: www.motorolasolutions.com/foundation