RCMPVA

May 11, 2018

Generational / Territorial Insignia Pins: Applications Now Accepted from All Eligible RCMP Veterans

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, during a teleconference, your Board of Directors reviewed Association policy respecting the receipt of applications from Veterans applying to receive the […]
May 10, 2018

A Corporate Membership for RCMP Veterans’ Association

Following a very positive response to our survey from Association members respecting your interest in having a GoodLife Fitness corporate membership established for RCMPVA, we have […]
May 8, 2018

Choosing a New Veterans’ Ombudsman: Letter to Minister O’Regan

On April 10, the Government of Canada announced the criteria it established for the selection of a new Veterans’ Ombudsman to succeed Mr. Guy Parent who […]
May 8, 2018

Centre of Excellence on PTSD Established Statement by RCMPVA President

The Ministers of Veterans Affairs and National Defence made a joint announcement this morning, at the start of Mental Health Week, that the Government of Canada […]
May 4, 2018

Letter to Minister Goodale: Another Call for Better Compensation and More Officers

As the Treasury Board of Canada has offered Border Service Officers a compensation package that amounts to a 17.5% increase over four years, RCMP Veterans’ Association […]
May 4, 2018

In the Quarterly’s Spring issue

Cover: First Female RCMP Commissioner Appointed to Lead the Force On March 9, 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Brenda Lucki as Canada’s first permanent female […]
April 30, 2018

Disability Benefits Program – An Overview

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, Sgt. Kim Hendricken, RCMP Liaison Officer to Veterans Affairs Canada, gave a presentation at RCMP NHQ, Ottawa, respecting the Disability Benefits […]
April 25, 2018

Letter of Condolence to Victoria PD Chief Del Manak respecting the death of Cst. Ian Jordan

On behalf of all RCMP Veterans, President Al Rivard expressed condolences to Chief Del Manak of the Victoria Police Department, on the occasion of the passing […]
April 11, 2018

New applications welcome for Generational / Territorial Insignia pins

With the thanks to RCMP Corps Sergeant Major Alan McCambridge, the RCMP Veterans’ Association has been authorized to accept new applications for Veterans for the Generational […]
April 10, 2018

AGM 2018 Nomination of Directors and Resolutions

The BOD has completed the Resolutions and the Chair of the Nomination Committee has identified five (5) Director positions requiring nominees to fill five (5) positions […]
March 12, 2018

President Rivard’s Statement on Appointment of New RCMP Commissioner

On behalf of all the members of the RCMP Veterans’ Association, I want to convey warm congratulations to Commissioner-Designate Brenda Lucki on her appointment as the […]
March 2, 2018

In the Quarterly’s Winter issue

Cover: Missing Historical Photo Restored at Depot By Tanner Aulie A once-lost portrait by master Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh is now hanging in a place of […]
February 22, 2018

Letter to Minister of Public Safety concerning RCMP Staff Shortages and Pay

On February 18, 2018, Al Rivard, our National President, wrote to the Minister of Public Safety, Hon. Ralph Goodale, to express to him the concerns our […]
February 13, 2018

Federal Court Order Issued in Merlo-Davidson Class Action

On February 7, 2018, the Federal Court issued an order effectively granting a 100-day extension to all primary class members who signal an intention to make […]
February 12, 2018

RCMP Veterans’ Association Supports the RC Legion response to the PM’s comments on Veterans’ Pensions at Edmonton Town Hall

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans’ Association wholeheartedly supports the statement made by the Royal Canadian Legion on February 6, 2018, and entitled “Legion responds to […]
February 7, 2018

Volunteers Needed for Open House and Food Drive: Saturday, February 24

The Musical Ride is in need of volunteers to support its 2018 Musical Ride Open House and Food Drive which will take place on Saturday, February […]
February 5, 2018

RCMP backlogged with access-to-information requests from its own staff: CBC – RCMP Veterans are offered informal access at Division HQs

CBC: The RCMP has reversed course after a policy forcing officers to use the Access to Information Act to get their own personnel and medical information […]
January 29, 2018

Vote called to unionize members of the RCMP: iPolitics

In a January 17, 2018 article, iPolitics reported on an upcoming certification vote of the RCMP’s dispatch operators and wiretap monitors that could make them the […]
January 26, 2018

Association President’s Statement on Sentencing of RCMP for Labour Code Violations in Moncton Deaths

Judge Leslie Jackson of the New Brunswick Provincial Court sentenced the RCMP this morning for Labour Code violations in relation to the incident in Moncton in […]
January 26, 2018

Alleged Sexual Assault of Members Atlantic Region – 1981 – 2003

On Friday, January 19, 2018, Assistant Commissioner Steven White, Acting Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) issued the following Force-wide communiqué. Alleged Sexual Assault of Members Some […]
May 7, 2019

The Making of “Have You Got a Match?”

In early spring 2016, two retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) former colleagues met over a cup of coffee. They say the RCMP is a family, […]
May 2, 2019

PTSD Coach Canada – Mobile Application

PTSD Coach is a mobile application developed by Veterans Affairs Canada in partnership with the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Mental Health Association. The […]
March 27, 2019

As a member or a civilian member of the RCMP, were you a victim of abuse of power by one of your superiors?

This notice concerns a class action undertaken on behalf of RCMP members and civilian members who, during the course of their service in the RCMP, were […]
March 8, 2019

Association e-commerce program update

Early in July 2018, our e-commerce program was launched with a pilot program to attract new members, to offer subscriptions to The Quarterly, and to introduce […]
February 15, 2019

Call for Nominations for the Veterans Ombudsman Commendation

The Office of the Veterans Ombudsman has recently called for nominations for the Veterans Ombudsman Commendations. The announcement is reprinted herebelow. We’re proud that RCMP Veterans […]
February 11, 2019

RCMPVA Appearance before Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs – Homeless Veterans

The Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs examines all matters relating to the mandate, management and operation of the Department of Veterans Affairs and of the Veterans […]
December 27, 2018

Statement by President Steve Walker on Recent CBC article; “Short-staffed RCMP look at lifting ban on recruits with criminal records”

An article published by CBC on December 22, 2018, “Short-staffed RCMP look at lifting ban on recruits with criminal records” has understandably raised deep concern and […]
November 27, 2018

Pillars of the Force

“PILLARS OF THE FORCE” is a major initiative of the Friends of the Mounted Police Heritage Centre and RCMP Veterans’ Association, dedicated to recognizing all Members […]
November 22, 2018

AGM 2019: Notice of Attendance

The President and Board of Directors of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans’ Association and Yukon Division cordially invite you to attend the Royal Canadian Mounted […]
September 4, 2018

In the Quarterly’s Summer Issue

Cover: The Coming Legalization of Marijuana and its Impact on Canadian Law Enforcement By Senator Vernon White The legalization of cannabis in Canada has been a […]