B03: Travel grant


Policy #: B03
Responsible authority: Business Operations
Approval authority: Canadian Police College Executive Director
Approval date: Fall 2015


In accordance with the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) Policy on Transfer Payments, the RCMP has received funds to support candidates attending Canadian Police College (CPC) courses. This fund enables the CPC to offer a travel grant program which can be used to offset transportation expenses for participants.

The program objectives are to facilitate and promote:


  1. The CPC offers a reimbursement of travel costs to and from the CPC.
  2. Eligible recipients include:
    • Employees of Canadian law enforcement agencies
    • Employees of foreign law enforcement agencies engaged in international training.
  3. This grant does not apply to:
    • Employees of any Canadian Federal Government Department.
  4. The payments are limited to travel expenditures from the location of the residence of the attendee to the CPC with return, up to a maximum of $5,000 per person.
  5. The approval is based on availability of funds, the merit or value of the event in relation to the mandate of the Force and its value for the intended beneficiaries of the event or activity.
  6. The amounts paid have to be supported with original receipts and are reimbursed following the guidelines of the NJC Travel Directive.
  7. The travel costs are reimbursed to the sponsoring law enforcement agency, not the attendees themselves. The home department initially defrays the travel cost and gets credited by the CPC for the travel expenditures.
  8. Travel expenditures for attending workshops are not eligible for reimbursement.
  9. The CPC may reimburse the following travel expenses (with original receipts):

Option 1