Third Update on Royal Military Colleges of Canada Alumni Association activities in response to the Arbour Report

Minister Anand recently replied to our Chair’s letter and recognized the Association’s support of positive change at the military colleges.  The Minister explained that (at the time of writing) details of the review have not yet been determined (i.e., mandate, leadership, composition).  That said the Minister noted that the alumni, alongside all other stakeholders, will be fully consulted over the course of any review.  The Minister also expressed appreciation for the Association’s support for CAF reconstitution and culture change.

Welcoming the Royal Military Colleges of Canada Alumni Association Inc.’s new Board Members

These highly accomplished individuals and proud alums will join our talented and dedicated Board of Directors in advancing the key objectives of our Association: to enhance, preserve and promote the experience, history, traditions and culture of the Canadian Military Colleges and all associated stakeholders.

Zoom Link Details for RMC Alumni Association Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 25 October 2022, 10:00 am

Dear fellow alumni and voting members, We are delighted to invite you to the annual meeting of the voting members of the Royal Military Colleges of Canada Alumni Association Inc. (the “RMCAA”) to be held at the offices of Stikeman Elliott LLP, 199 Bay St., Toronto, ON, M5L 1B9, on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at…

Updated Schedule for Alumni Activities – Reunion Weekend Postponement

As a result of adjustments to the schedule of Reunion Weekend activities during the Period of Mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, alumni are advised of the following changes to Reunion Weekend activities. These changes have been made in consultation with RMC to achieve a balance of muted activity level on college grounds during the Period of Mourning. 

We recognize many alumni have made travel plans that cannot be changed at this point. While on campus activities have been delayed by one week, all off campus activities are still moving forward as originally planned.

Update on Royal Military Colleges of Canada Alumni Association activities in response to the Arbour Report

The Canadian Military Colleges alumni network is an incredibly powerful source of talent, experience and expertise for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), for Canada, and globally.  We will be engaging with our network in the coming weeks and months leading up to the review to explore some key questions, including:

Member of the Board of Directors

Members of the board serve in partnership with other board directors to provide strategic leadership and to act as fiduciaries in overseeing all activities of the Alumni Association as a federally incorporated not-for-profit corporation with charitable status.  Directors participate on board committees, and they determine the organization’s policies in areas of governance, human resources, planning, and finance.

Statement by the Royal Military Colleges of Canada Alumni Association Inc. (RMCAA) on the Report of the Independent External Comprehensive Review (Arbour Report) of the Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)

Unlike civilian universities, these colleges require demonstrated capability in academics, leadership, physical fitness, and bilingualism to graduate.  They draw students from all provinces and territories of Canada, allowing these young people to learn about the country they have sworn to serve.  The Alumni Association will work diligently to advance the cause of military colleges in Canada, and to explain the value to Canada of retaining them.

26559 Alexander Landry, RMC 2016, receives Commander’s Commendation from NATO Allied Land Command

On 13 April 2022, Captain (Capt) Alexander Landry was presented the NATO Allied Land Command Commander’s Commendation by Lieutenant General (LGen) Roger Cloutier in Izmir, Turkey. Capt Landry has been posted OUTCAN to the headquarters in Izmir since July 2021 as a military engineering staff officer within the Engineering Division.

RCAF Announces 2024 Logo

“The motto for the Centennial is ‘Your Air Force,’” says CWO Hall. “ We want RCAF members, their families and Canadians across the country to feel proud of Their Air Force.”

CDS Message regarding Invasion of Ukraine

These events have also given me cause to reflect upon the paradox that lies at the heart of a professional military. We train our entire lives – spending blood, tears, toil, and sweat – to prepare ourselves to fight in defence of our homeland, against threats we dearly hope will never come. For our brothers and sisters in Ukraine, that fight is upon them now.

Peacekeeping Simulation Comes to RMC thanks to an anonymous donor from the Class of 1965

The pandemic has made training peacekeepers difficult, creating a need for a digital training environment that can offer experiential learning that goes beyond traditional approaches to education.

Results of the vote on the Merger of the RMC Club and the RMC Foundation / Résultats du vote sur la fusion du Club des CMR et de la Fondation des CMR

Thanks to the outstanding support of our members, the two great rivers that diverged fifty-five years ago can now come back together as one! At the joint special meeting held on Thursday, October 7, 2021, the merger of the RMC Club and the RMC Foundation into the Royal Military Colleges of Canada Alumni Association Inc.…