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International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia 2024

Supplied Photo It has been 20 years since May 17th was named the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. This day was chosen to honour May 17, 1990, the date the World Health Organization made the landmark decision to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder. It is a day to recognize hard-earned progress, while also addressing the pursuit of equality, both in...

Now Open for Submissions: Support Our Troops National Scholarships Program

The Support Our Troops National Scholarship Program is now open for applications until July 18, 2024 – Stock Photo The Support Our Troops National Scholarship Program is now open for applications until July 18, 2024. Made possible through the generosity of Support Our Troops donors, the National Scholarship Program helps military family members pursue their academic dreams. Due to the...

The Steel Spirit – Artist Spotlight: Andrew Currie

Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Currie – All photos supplied “I’m a very impatient artist. I’m the guy with the hair dryer on watercolour and I’m drawing [something else] between coats.” Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Currie is a military physician with the Canadian Armed Forces and has always moved through time with a determination to make progress – whether it be in making an impact with his...

Canadian Armed Forces members – don’t delay! Apply for CFHD today. The 2024 rates are now live

Stock Photo Last year, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) introduced the Canadian Forces Housing Differential (CFHD), which replaced the Post Living Differential (PLD). CFHD is a monthly payment designed to help CAF members secure suitable housing across Canada. CFHD rates are adjusted annually to reflect the economic situation and vary based on location and salary. This year, 24 locations are...

Recognizing the dedication of HOPE program volunteers as part of National Volunteer Week

Stock photo  Every Moment Matters During this year’s National Volunteer Week which runs from April 14 to 20, we come together to recognize and celebrate the HOPE volunteers’ impact from coast to coast. Our volunteers’ role in helping bereaved members and military families through their grief journey is equal to none. Their work has a significant positive impact on the peers’ emotional healing...

Our North, Strong and Free: A Renewed Vision for Canada’s Defence

Supplied Photo On April 8th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Defence Minister Bill Blair released Our North, Strong and Free – a defence policy update that responds to the significant global shifts we have witnessed since Canada’s comprehensive defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, was announced in 2017. It is an investment in Canada, Canadians and our shared values, security, and...

Seeking Indigenous candidates for AS-04 and AS-05 opportunities

Supplied Photo The Department of National Defence (DND)’s Indigenous recruitment process is now open! We are looking for you! As an Indigenous person, your unique experience, knowledge, and contribution to Canada’s past, present, and future are instrumental in our path towards inclusion and reconciliation.  We recognize the value that diverse perspectives and strong communities bring to the...

RCAF crews travel across Canada in a recruitment blitz

Master Corporal (MCpl) Thomas Furman, an Airborne Electronic Sensor Operator (AESOP) from 404 Long Range Patrol and Training Squadron, explains the electronic equipment used on board the CP-140 Aurora to an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer student during the cross-country Non-Commissioned Member Subsidized Training and Education Plan (NCM-STEP) Blitz tour at Mohawk College in Ontario on 25...

Minister Blair introduces legislation to modernize the military justice system and advance culture change in the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces

File Photo The Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Bill Blair, introduced legislation to amend the National Defence Act that proposes a suite of targeted changes to modernize the military justice system. The proposed amendments address key recommendations made in independent and external reviews conducted by former Supreme Court Justices Louise Arbour and Morris J. Fish. To address the...

Royal Canadian Air Force to celebrate its Centennial by lighting the sky blue

Photo via RCAF/Facebook On April 1, 2024, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will celebrate its official Centennial. For a century the RCAF, and its personnel have defended Canada, its people, allies, and interests. In celebration of the Centennial and commemoration of the men and women who have, and continue to, serve Canada at home and abroad, famous landmarks, city halls, businesses,...

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