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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,...

Defence Team Official Languages Co-Champions invite you to celebrate the International Day of La Francophonie 2024!

Supplied Photo To all Defence Team members, Please join us on March 20, 2024, to celebrate the International Day of La Francophonie. This day of La Francophonie is an occasion to celebrate the diversity of the French language and its culture across the world. For us at National Defence, it is also another key opportunity to promote our French language, which is a fundamental part of our history,...

Lived experience in research and why it matters

Supplied Photo For some, hearing the word research can have a bit of an otherworldly effect. With thoughts like “That’s about someone else,” “That’s not relevant to me,” or even “My experiences don’t have any value” perhaps being the first thing coming to mind, it can be difficult to understand the importance of these individual perspectives at a more global level. At the Atlas Institute for...

Canadian soldier of the First World War identified

Lieutenant Francis Henry Hemsley – Supplied Photo The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have identified human remains recovered in Vendin-le-Vieil, France, as those of Lieutenant Francis Henry Hemsley, a Canadian soldier of the First World War. The identity was confirmed through historical, genealogical, anthropological, archaeological and DNA analysis....

Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) launch a New Career Coaching program for relocating Canadian Armed Forces Spouses and Partners

Supplied Photo Beginning March 1, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) military spouses and partners (Regular Force and Reserves) can access career coaching services to help them prepare for the challenges of finding and maintaining meaningful careers given their highly mobile military lifestyle. CareerCOACH+ was developed by Military Family Services (MFS), a division of Canadian Forces Morale and...

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