RCMP Heritage Centre - Engagement Project



This is an historic project and we’re inviting all Canadians to join the journey.

Your perspectives, experiences and opinions will help to inform key decisions about a National RCMP Museum – everything from what it offers to how it’s all presented.

We are talking to people from coast to coast to coast with a diversity of perspectives about what a National RCMP Museum could be, its role in Canada, and what stories people want told. 

Listening inside and outside the organization

The story of the RCMP is one of bravery, determination, and a steely commitment to public service. For current and former employees, share with us your experiences as examples of the countless ways that the RCMP delivers safety and security in every corner of the country.

But there are other, darker chapters in the RCMP story, where targeted and marginalized groups have faced oppressive and sometimes cruel treatment that has more to do with heritage, sexual orientation or gender than any kind of criminal activity.

Listening to Indigenous communities

Relations between Indigenous peoples and the RCMP are highly personalized and complex. For some First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, they are stories of partnership and mutual trust; for others, stories of injustice and betrayal.

This project aims to create the conditions for candid conversations that will identify the types of stories that need to be told through a new national museum.

 Listening to 2SLGBTQIA+ people

The RCMP has taken concrete steps in recent years towards becoming a more modern and inclusive organization. This follows decades of well-documented discrimination and systemic bias against Canadians who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+.

 In exploring the role of a National RCMP Museum, it will be essential to hear from representatives of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities in order to recognize past injustices and to identify how these stories, and stories of progress, can and should be told.

Listening to African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) peoples

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki acknowledges that systemic racism has shown up in organizational policies, processes and practices that, on the surface, may appear neutral, but that actually disadvantage racialized people or groups. She has also stated that the RCMP is committed to better understand some of the unintended barriers that exist, and to work to correct them.

Conversations with Canadians who identify as members of equity-seeking groups will ensure that a National RCMP Museum acknowledges historic injustices, creates opportunities to learn from them, and charts a more just course for the future. 

Listening to women

Women have taken on roles of increasing importance and will continue to do so as the RCMP moves through a period of transformation to modernize and reform its culture. These changes come in response to shocking reports of harassment and violence in the workplace. A National RCMP Museum will recognize both the struggles and triumphs of women throughout the organization’s history.