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Canadian Armed Forces releases policy that defines and addresses hateful conduct

July 21, 2020 at 3:21 pm

DND The Canadian Armed Forces has released a new policy framework in the form of a Defence Administrative Order and Directive (DAOD) that addresses harassment, violence and discrimination, including hateful conduct, within the institution. Racism and discrimination exist and they continue to surface in violent and very tragic ways as has been witnessed with the violence experienced by Black and Indigenous persons recently in the news. This has prompted a discussion about where Canada isRead More

DND favors sustainability

February 18, 2020 at 3:50 pm

National Defence The Department of National Defence (DND) is moving to achieve sustainable operations to minimize the impact on the environment. DND faces the unique challenge of achieving environmentally sustainable operations as one of Canada’s largest federal organizations while defending Canada and meeting international military obligations. Over the last several years, significant gains have been made. As of 2018-19, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were lowered by 32 per cent from 2005 levels on the wayRead More

Veterans cards ready

Veterans cards ready

October 15, 2019 at 11:02 am

DND The Veteran’s Service Card is now available upon request to all eligible former and releasing Canadian Armed Forces members. Veterans who have completed basic training and have been honourably released can now apply for the new Veteran’s Service Card at the following website. The first stage of the Veteran’s Service Card was announced in September 2018. The Department of National Defence, Veterans Affairs Canada, and Library and Archives Canada are working together to ensureRead More

World Mental Health Day: Promoting positive mental health

October 8, 2019 at 3:21 pm

Lucy Belanger The World Health Organization (WHO), of which Canada is a part, has designated October 10th as World Mental Health Day. The WHO uses this day as an opportunity to raise awareness about mental health issues and this year’s theme is suicide prevention. Positive mental health is the foundation upon which all health is built, is essential when dealing with all components of health, and can help mitigate the risk of suicide. Positive mentalRead More

More than 20 senior members kicked off fitness Healthy Workplace Month with a before work spin class at their Ottawa headquarters.
Photo: DND

Exercising in Ottawa

October 8, 2019 at 3:13 pm

Learning your second official language? GCcampus can help

September 24, 2019 at 10:45 am

DND As Canada celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act, it’s a great time for Defence Team members to make improving your second language skills a priority. The Canada School of the Public Service offers useful online courses, practice tests and study aides to help improve your French or English skills, and prepare for language evaluations. Department of National Defence (DND) employees and Canadian Armed Forces members can access the full suite ofRead More