RCMP Veterans' Association (PEI)

Veterans Affairs Canada

RCMP

This is a partial image of the  VAC website "front page"  on services with information for those who have served or are serving with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). 

You'll see many navigation links from which you can find almost anything you need.  If you do have trouble, simply go to the "search" or "contact us" buttons at the bottom of the page, you can get more help there.

My VAC Account

Make sure you set up your VAC Account by going to http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/e_services


National Advocacy Program - Part 2 Chapter 2.9 - Advocacy Program, states:

1."Advocacy is a program designed to recognize, protect, promote and generally champion the rights of members of the RCMP Veteransā€™ Association as it relates to issues of pensions, insurance and health care."

The national advocacy program is led by a committee, on which Scott Ferris sits. The program manual can be found on the RCMP VA (National) website and contains benefits and services available to RCMP Veterans.  In particular, if a RCMP member or Veteran has a disability caused by their service, they will be eligible to receive a tax free pension or compensation and may be eligible for additional allowances, benefits and services in addition to the basic benefits and services.

Terminology is critical to making applications to Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) since the benefits and services vary between RCMP and Canadian Forces members and Veterans.  It is important to guide and counsel our Veterans concerning the potential benefits and services available to them.  Our advocates can help with this process.  

Check first with the Overview of VAC Programs and Services or go to VAC "Lifespeak", an online / self-help site with access to a health & wellness library filled with great information and guidance.

Here are some important RCMP / VAC Forms:

Application for Special Awards

Consent To Allow VAC to Disclose Personal Information to 3rd Party

Application Checklist for Disability Benefits

Quality of Life Questionnaire

Health Related Travel Claim

...and links to some important processes:

Application Process VAC PTSD & Other Mental Health Diseases

Application Process to Obtain Mental Health Assistance

Application Process for VAC Disability Claims

Veterans Affairs Canada & RCMP Liaison - Graeme Shaw, New RCMP Liaison with VAC

Graeme was born and raised in rural PEI (Uigg) and went to High School in Riverview, NB, then onto Mount Allison University where he earned his Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biology and Life Sciences.  He joined the Force in January, 1988 and was posted to Invermere, B.C.  For four years, he served in smaller communities on General Duty, then moving to the Lower Mainland for three years on Highway Patrol.  Later, Graeme was transferred north to Baffin.  For five years, he worked in isolated posts, doing relief duties in every detachment settlement, known now as the Nunavut Territory.  From Baffin Island, he relocated to Newmarket, Ontario for five years in Forensic Identification Services, followed by 10 years in various Federal Policing roles.   In 2014, he transferred home to PEI in charge of the Federal Policing Operations Team in ā€œLā€ Division (PEI).

Graeme is married to Melanie Shaw, a long serving realtor, in Ontario and PEI.  They have three sons: Brandon, who lives and coaches Junior Hockey in BC; Ryan, attending the University of Windsor (ON) studying Criminology, also an avid hockey player; and Brett, who is studying at The Mount Academy in Charlottetown.

After 33 years in the RCMP, Graeme retired and is now the liaison officer to the RCMP with Veterans Affairs Canada.  He is active with minor hockey association and volunteer groups.  Interests include all sports, travelling, harness racing, family and friends.