Crisis support through the comfort of a plush toy.
The RCMP Foundation Comfy program provides crisis support to children in need through the comfort of a plush RCMP toy. Comfy supplies RCMP members with plush RCMP toys to be kept in their vehicles and in the detachments, so that officers arriving at emergency scenes or investigating crimes where children have been victimized, can provide comfort and a distraction from potentially traumatic situations. These RCMP plush toys not only serve as a comfort tool, but also help create an early, caring bond between children and RCMP officers.
The goal of Comfy is to reduce the fear and stress felt by the child during the incident, minimize the potential long term psychological impact of trauma, and encourage youth crime prevention through strengthening the relationship between children and RCMP officers across the nation.