Join Our Membership Today!


Why?

Because Friends members help to preserve a special part of Ontario’s heritage.

How Much?

$25.00 annual fee for membership that runs from January 1st to December 31st

How Do I Join?

Click here to access our Membership Application Form. You can fill it out on your computer or print it and fill it out by hand. Either way, it must be printed, signed and mailed with your payment to:

Friends of The OPP Museum
777 Memorial Avenue
Orillia
, ON
L3V 7V3

As you can see from the form:

  • If you are not currently a member, you must include the names of two members as sponsors. If you need assistance or more information regarding this, please contact our office.
  • If you are currently a member and wish to renew for an upcoming year, you do not require sponsors.

We encourage you to make an extra donation to help us in our efforts. Your donation ($25 or more not including the membership fee) is eligible for a receipt for income tax purposes.

If you need any assistance with this or any other part of the application process, please contact our office at (705) 330-4178.

How Do I Pay?

We are able to accept payment made by Visa, MasterCard and cheque/money order submitted with the application form (do not mail cash).

However, at this time, we are unable to accept membership fee payments made via the on-line payment feature found on the Donations page. If you are paying by credit card, please enter your account information on the form.

Please contact our office to discuss any other desired payment method.

What Do I Get?

In addition to free admission that is enjoyed by all visitors to The OPP Museum, you also get:

  • Informative newsletters
  • Regular information updates by mail or email
  • Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting
  • Exclusive members only opportunities
  • Personal invitations to exhibit openings and special events
  • The great feeling of being a part of an important organization that is making a difference

 

What Will the Friends Do With My Membership Fee or Donation?

Lots! You will be helping to preserve a special part of Ontario’s heritage.  Some of the things we have already done, or will continue to do include:

  • Promoting cultural and educational activities that increase public awareness of the importance of The OPP Museum
  • Supporting the acquisition of rare or unique artifacts not otherwise available to the Museum through donation,
  • Supporting outreach programs, such as Arresting Images, a high quality travelling exhibit, so the OPP’s past can be shared throughout the province and beyond
  • Supporting the Museum in its goals to be a viable and recognized part of provincial heritage & tourism networks
  • Connecting people from around the province dedicated to recognizing the contributions of the uniform and civilian members of the OPP
  • Helping establish a solid base of financial support for the Museum ensuring that the OPP’s more than 100 years of proud policing tradition are recognized, celebrated, and preserved for generations to come
  • Friends have partnered with other museums and other OPP volunteer organizations for joint fundraising and awareness-building events—bringing the Community and the OPP together.

 

What is the Difference Between the Friends and the Museum?

The OPP Museum receives its funding directly from the OPP.  It is a member of the public relations division of Corporate Communications within the Office of the Commissioner.  But, like all museums, available resources are limited, especially during times of fiscal restraint.

The Friends is a separate non-profit organization run independently by an elected board of directors.  Together, as partner organizations, the Museum and the Friends are able to provide enhanced programming and broaden our collective audience.  Friends receives no funding from the Ontario Government or the OPP and relies on the fees paid by their members, monetary donations from supporters and funds raised through special events.

 

Want To Do More?

You Can Make a Donation!

You can make a donation to support our activities and be eligible for a tax receipt. Click here for more information.

You Can Volunteer!

Click here for more information, or give us a call to speak to someone about volunteer opportunities.

You Can Attend An Event!

Check out our newsletter, watch our website or speak to a board member to find out about upcoming events you can participate in.

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