Helping Kids Reach Goals

Photo of Kevin Masterman By Kevin Masterman,
Toronto Police Service
Published at 5:14 p.m., January 23, 2017

It was just another Monday afternoon at Moss Park arena, where dozens of kids had the chance to learn skating skills and scrimmage on the ice thanks to the HEROS (Hockey Education Reaching Out to Society) Hockey program. Moss Park Neighbourhood Officer Constable Sue Crawford says 51 Division officers are on hand every week because they see the results, kids helping and respecting each other. The program teaches HEROS behaviour to children: Listening, Respect, Discipline & Have Fun.

A man tightens the laces of a child in hockey equipment
A HEROS instructor tightens up skates
A man tightens the laces of a child in hockey equipment
A man in TPS uniform with a girl in hockey uniform on a rink
A man leans over to speak to kids in hockey uniform
A woman in TPS uniform talks to a girl in hockey equipment in an arena
Kids in hockey uniform on ice
A groups of a adults and children on a hockey rink
A boy in hockey uniform, a woman in police uniform and a man on a rink