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CO’s Communiqué INFORMATION BULLETIN January 2013


RCMP Veterans’ Association - Membership Information for Serving Members

Following is important information for all serving RCMP employees (RM/CM/PSE) regarding the various categories, criteria and benefits of taking membership in your RCMP Veterans’ Association. Here is a brief overview:


As a member being discharged from the RCMP you automatically have Transitional Membership valid for one (1) year after discharge without cost. During this complimentary transitional year, you are invited to attend the Division general meetings and social functions to become familiar with the organization. You can join as a regular Active Member immediately on discharge, or at any time during the year, to gain full membership privileges.


Serving: Regular Member / Civilian Member / Public Service Employee

As a Serving Regular Member or Civilian Member, you may take Associate membership if you have received the Good Conduct/Long Service medal or award, or as a Public Service Employee, if you have twenty (20) years in the Public Service with the most recent three (3) years in the employment of the RCMP.


As a former RCMP Auxiliary Constable with a minimum of three (3) years service, you are eligible for membership in the Association as a regular Active Member.

Membership Benefits include:

  • Continued camaraderie and fellowship through social & entertainment functions, sporting and recreational activities

  • Confidential assistance with disability eligibility & applications, and other benefit entitlements

  • Survivors’ and Executors’ Guide & Checklist that is updated annually and contains essential information needed by the spouse and family on a member’s death

  • Assistance to surviving spouse and family with funeral arrangements and advice to survivors on the processes for continuing pension, insurance and health benefits

  • No cost Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage, also available to spouse

  • Regular notification of employment opportunities

  • Opportunity to attend the Association’s annual general meeting (AGM) held throughout Canada and to meet and socialize with former colleagues.

For further information on membership or other veteran matters, please contact the Veterans’ Association at - rcmp.vets@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or call 1 (887) 251-1771 www.rcmpvetsnational.ca