March 15, 2019

RCMP Musical Ride Reunion 2020 Survey

Attention all former/current Musical Riders and ”N” Division staff, retired or serving: A volunteer committee has been formed to spearhead a Musical Ride Reunion, currently proposed […]
June 27, 2018

Cancellation of Ongoing Project to Establish a National Standard for Service Dogs

On March 27, 2018, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) quietly cancelled a project underway with the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) to develop a national standard for […]
June 19, 2018

Steve Walker, Our New RCMP Veterans’ Association President

We are very pleased to welcome Steve Walker as the new President of the RCMP Veterans’ Association. Mr. Walker succeeds Al Rivard, now formally Past President […]
June 19, 2018

A Banking Program for Veterans – Partnering with BMO and CDCB

The RCMP Veterans’ Association (RCMPVA) and BMO Bank of Montreal are pleased to jointly announce today the launch of a partnership that will provide Veterans of […]
May 16, 2018

Getting the Word Out: Cpl. Shane Burridge Needs a Kidney; Can You Help?

RCMP Cpl. Shane Burridge, presently stationed in “B” Division, is suffering from lupus nephritis; an ailment that is damaging his kidneys, requiring daily dialysis. He needs […]
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 […]