News and Opinions

March 25, 2022

News from Veteran’s Affairs Canada

Mental Health - Outreach Campaign For some who have served in the CAF or the RCMP, mental health services are available to you, your family and caregivers. You are not alone. Visit veterans.gc.ca/mentalhealth to find tailored supports that may fit you and your family’s needs. Click to find out more...
December 19, 2021

The Hazards of Fentanyl

A video from the San Diego County, CA sheriff’s office warning of the dangers of the drug.
December 9, 2021
From left: Qikiqtani Inuit Association president Olayuk Akesuk, RCMP Chief Supt. Amanda Jones and artist Looty Pijamini stand in front of the monument commemorating Inuit special constables and their qimmiit. (Photo by David Lochead)

Inuit special constables monument unveiled in Iqaluit

Monument dedicated to role Inuit played in helping RCMP survive in the Arctic – NEWS DEC 2, 2021 – 5:31 PM EST By David Lochead A monument […]
November 19, 2021
Senator Larry W. Campbell

Marriage Over 60 for RCMP Members

September 28, 2021

MERCHANT NAVY COMMEMORATIVE THEME PROJECT (MNCTP) A Message of Gratitude

September 22, 2021

Statement – RCMP VA President for 2021 Canadian Police & Peace Officers Memorial

August 18, 2021

Honouring Canadians who have served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

OTTAWA, ON, Aug. 10, 2021 /CNW/ – As Canadians, we are called to remember and honour the sacrifice of those who have served our country in times of war, […]
June 22, 2021

SYSTEMIC RACISM IN POLICING IN CANADA

Report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security presented to the House of Commons on June 17, 2021 The following is the RCMP […]
June 14, 2021
Cst Shelby Patton

Statement from Saskatchewan RCMP Commanding Officer, Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore: death of Const. Shelby Patton.

Tragedy unfolded early this morning for our Saskatchewan RCMP family. While responding to the call of duty, Constable. Shelby Patton of the Indian Head RCMP Detachment, […]
June 10, 2021

CTV News and Paul Palango

This is the same man who said the shooter from Portapique was an RCMP informant with a "license to kill
June 2, 2021

The Office of the Veterans Ombudsman (OVO) – Peer Support for Veterans who have Experienced Military Sexual Trauma.

June 2, 2021 – Ottawa, ON  The Office of the Veterans Ombud (OVO) today released its report, Peer Support for Veterans who have Experienced Military Sexual Trauma. Peer […]
May 30, 2021

National Wall of Remembrance Association (NWORA) Community Memorials Programme:

Details of our funding initiative for rejuvenation of war memorials. As the exact location and shape of the physical National Wall of Remembrance is being finalized […]
May 26, 2021
The Bugle At Depot

That Damn Bugle

“Depot” defines itself as a place of long held, honoured traditions and rigid discipline. There is a spartan-like, bare bones holding cell located in the Administration building's guard room. With some regularity it is occupied by a recruit, under charge, or awaiting dismissal from the Force. The prisoner always dons brown fatigues and is marched to his meals by an escort in full working uniform. During these escorts, the prisoner is in full view to all “Depot” personnel. The shame is palpable. This place called “Depot” is not a soft place. It will shape or break its population of recruits without regret or compassion. It is an institution of purpose and those who have the responsibility for its operation know full well what waits in the larger world of law enforcement for these young men. They must be ready.
May 23, 2021
Early RCMP Cruiser

The Art of Remembrance

Reminiscence therapy (RT) is also known as life review therapy. It is often used to treat severe memory loss or dementia. RT works by encouraging people to revisit moments from their past. It is a form of talk therapy. RT may use props or sensory stimulation to spark memories. Smells and sounds from a person’s past are some examples.
May 13, 2021

Commission examining N.S. mass killing announces inquiry participants – Nova Scotia Division Included

Participants include families, advocacy groups, police organizations The inquiry will look at how police and various federal and provincial agencies responded, and how victims, their families and citizens were […]
May 9, 2021

Phishing Alert

April 22, 2021

Why the RCMP is in crisis: policing expert

From Global News – April 17th., 2021: What does that Nova Scotia massacre, and the RCMP’s response in the initial hours and months since, say about […]
April 11, 2021

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

The RCMP Veterans’ Association wishes to convey its condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.  […]
March 19, 2021

Vaccinations for RCMP Members 2021-March-19

All Association Divisions:During Wednesday’s monthly Board of Directors meeting, we discussed the varying practices and criteria across Canada for the provision of Covid-19 vaccine.In many provinces […]
February 24, 2021

Passing of Regimental No. 64971 Cst. Jasmine Thiara

It is with great sadness that the RCMP Veterans’ Association acknowledges the passing of Cst. Jasmine Thiara from Richmond, British Columbia. We recognize that this is […]
March 25, 2022

News from Veteran’s Affairs Canada

Mental Health - Outreach Campaign For some who have served in the CAF or the RCMP, mental health services are available to you, your family and caregivers. You are not alone. Visit veterans.gc.ca/mentalhealth to find tailored supports that may fit you and your family’s needs. Click to find out more...
December 19, 2021

The Hazards of Fentanyl

A video from the San Diego County, CA sheriff’s office warning of the dangers of the drug.
December 9, 2021
From left: Qikiqtani Inuit Association president Olayuk Akesuk, RCMP Chief Supt. Amanda Jones and artist Looty Pijamini stand in front of the monument commemorating Inuit special constables and their qimmiit. (Photo by David Lochead)

Inuit special constables monument unveiled in Iqaluit

Monument dedicated to role Inuit played in helping RCMP survive in the Arctic – NEWS DEC 2, 2021 – 5:31 PM EST By David Lochead A monument […]
November 19, 2021
Senator Larry W. Campbell

Marriage Over 60 for RCMP Members

September 28, 2021

MERCHANT NAVY COMMEMORATIVE THEME PROJECT (MNCTP) A Message of Gratitude

September 22, 2021

Statement – RCMP VA President for 2021 Canadian Police & Peace Officers Memorial

August 18, 2021

Honouring Canadians who have served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

OTTAWA, ON, Aug. 10, 2021 /CNW/ – As Canadians, we are called to remember and honour the sacrifice of those who have served our country in times of war, […]
June 22, 2021

SYSTEMIC RACISM IN POLICING IN CANADA

Report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security presented to the House of Commons on June 17, 2021 The following is the RCMP […]
June 14, 2021
Cst Shelby Patton

Statement from Saskatchewan RCMP Commanding Officer, Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore: death of Const. Shelby Patton.

Tragedy unfolded early this morning for our Saskatchewan RCMP family. While responding to the call of duty, Constable. Shelby Patton of the Indian Head RCMP Detachment, […]
June 10, 2021

CTV News and Paul Palango

This is the same man who said the shooter from Portapique was an RCMP informant with a "license to kill