Incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, the NPFBF was launched in 2020 to assist the families of fallen on-duty, off-duty and serving NPF Members, and received charitable status in March 2021.
We do this by:
- Providing immediate financial and other supports to the family following the death of a serving Member.
- Providing post-secondary financial funding for students.
- Managing public and Member contributions to support fallen NPF Member families.
The NPFBF is governed by a Board comprised of Directors and staff officers of the National Police Federation. The National Police Federation proudly represents regular non-commissioned Members and reservists of the RCMP as their sole certified bargaining agent. The mission of the National Police Federation is to provide strong, fair, and progressive representation to promote and enhance the rights of its Members.
- 2016: National Police Federation and National Police Federation Benevolent Foundation incorporated, awaiting Member certification.
- July 2019: NPF certified.
- January 2020: NPFBF Board appointed.
- August 2020: RCMP Foundation designates NPFBF as primary administrator for public donations.
- September 2020: NPFBF receives first significant external donation of $10,000
- September 2020: NPF donates $1 million endowment to Foundation
- March 30, 2021: NPFBF receives charitable status from Canada Revenue Agency
NPFBF Board Members
Message from NPFBF Chair, Kevin Halwa
In June of 2022, I was honoured to be appointed as the Chair of the National Police Federation Benevolent Foundation. Having been with the RCMP for over 26 years in a variety of positions, I have been exposed to both the highs and lows of policing across Canada, including the tragic loss of our Members in the line of duty. Policing is a dangerous career, and there are several dates in the calendar year that I am unable to forget, as they are reminders of the ultimate sacrifice our brothers and sisters have made in service to their communities across the country. Although I have lost friends and troopmates, their memory stays with me always. When most others run from danger, our Members run towards it and often put themselves in harm’s way to help others.
I have lived and proudly served my entire career in Alberta. As a Board Director of the National Police Federation, I have had the privilege to meet Members from across our great country. The RCMP is made up of dedicated, professional, and compassionate people who frequently deal with traumatic events that negatively impact them and their families.
My fellow Directors of the National Police Federation Benevolent Foundation share my primary goal and mission – to help support NPF Members and their families in the short or long-term, both directly and indirectly.
Kevin R. Halwa
National Police Federation Benevolent Foundation
Charitable registration no. 780448692RR0001