The OPP will be launching a new partnership with TD Canada Trust in order to keep an important program alive.

The OPP, along with the OPP Youth Foundation and TD Canada Trust are teaming up to financially enable OPP officers to continue with the OPP Community Bear Program.

OPP Media Officer Stephanie Belec says the program gives children dealing with a traumatic or stressful situation a little more reassurance.

Belec says the program helps establish relationships with young victims and end the cycle of future victimization.

The OPP Community Bear Program’s new partnerships official launch will take place in the coming weeks.