The seventh annual Halifax International Security Forum is being held in the Nova Scotia capital from November 20 to 22, 2015.
OTTAWA – Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today welcomed approximately 70 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members back to Canada from their deployment to Jordan and Lebanon.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Karen McCrimmon, will welcome the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) medical contingent back to Canada from their deployment to Jordan and Lebanon in suppo…
Ottawa, Ontario The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will mark the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait in a number of ceremonies between February 24 to 29, 2016, to recognize Canada’s contribution to the First Gulf War and the service provided by veterans of the conflict.
Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander Royal Canadian Navy, issued the following statement: “Today, Canada joins with many nations across the world to observe the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD).
In 2008, Commander Land Force Doctrine and Training System (LFDTS) convened a Board of Inquiry (BOI) to investigate the allegations of assault of a civilian by Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF) during the Canadian Armed Force (CAF) deployment…
On behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Parm Gill, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, today attended the official unveiling and grand opening of the Wounded Warriors Canada Park of Reflection,…
The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson will comment on recent events and take questions from the media.
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will join Veterans and representatives of the Canadian Football League (CFL) to honour those who have served in uniform during a pre-game ceremony at the CFL Eastern Division semi-final game in Montréal.
VICTORIA, B.C. Four Second World War airmen were laid to rest today at Royal Oak Burial Park in Victoria, British Columbia, almost 72 years to the day after they went missing.
OTTAWA – A Search and Rescue Technician (SAR Tech) from 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron based at 17 Wing Winnipeg, Sergeant Mark Salesse, is missing after an incident in a training exercise in Banff National Park, Alberta on Thursday, 5 February 2015…
The first Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) medical contingent will return home to Canada tomorrow after deploying to West Africa in support of global efforts to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced the following recipients of the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation
Canadian Armed Forces members to benefit from investments in health care and training infrastructure
Media are invited to attend a technical briefing on Canadian support to the multinational mission against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Thursday, December 4, in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.
The ship’s company of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton is preparing to deploy overseas to join the Standing NATO Maritime Forces in the Mediterranean Sea as part of NATO measures to promote security and stability in Central and Eastern Eu…
PARIS, FRANCE – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, PC, QC, MP for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, met with his French counterpart, Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian, to sign a Technical Arrangement establishing a Franco-Canadian Defence…
Approximately 120 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel deployed today to replace personnel currently serving overseas as part of Op IMPACT, the CAF’s contribution to the Middle East Stabilization Force.
OTTAWA – The second group of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel on Operation SIRONA arrived in Ottawa today after deploying to West Africa in support of the Government of Canada’s response to fight the Ebola epidemic.
Media are invited to attend the unveiling of a commemorative plaque by Defence Minister Jason Kenney on May 25 at the Valour Building.
More than 100 members of Canada’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) returned to CFB Trenton today after the completion of their deployment to Nepal to provide humanitarian assistance following the earthquake that hit the country on 25 April.
Defence Minister Jason Kenney, along with Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino, met today with Italy’s Minister of Defence to discuss a range of security and defence issues, including NATO’s response to the Putin regime’s aggression in Ukraine, an…
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, along with Peter Braid, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo, Harold Albrecht, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga and Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Ki…
The Ceremonial Guard performed the first Changing of the Guard ceremony for the 2015 season today on Parliament Hill.
Major General (Retired) Mike Ward, Associate Director General of Morale and Welfare Services issued the following statement:
The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, helped induct Afghanistan Veteran Master Corporal (ret.) Jody Mitic into the Royal Canadian Legion Friday night in Ottawa
Funding to improve facilities for Canadian Armed Forces personnel in Canada is possible through the new Federal Infrastructure Investments Program
Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds Grenville, on behalf of Associate Minister of National Defence, Julian Fantino, today announced an innovative new project to support first responder interoperability.
SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO Bryan Hayes, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Assistant Minister of National Defence, today announced an investment of $6 million for renovations at the Sault Ste. Marie Armoury.
Studies to help develop evidence base on equine therapy for Veterans with mental health conditions
Minister O’Toole joins MP Carmichael in honouring Second World War Veterans with commemorative tribute
Library and Archives Canada (LAC), in partnership with the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF), is thrilled to announce the opening of an exhibition on hockey and the First World War.
Seven Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel begin Operation ARTEMIS this week as part of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) in Bahrain.
OTTAWA – Media are invited to attend a technical briefing on Canadian operations against ISIL on Thursday December 17, 2015 in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.
The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) officially marked the transitioning of the Air Task Force-Iraq mission during a parade today in Kuwait. Lieutenant-General Michael Hood, Commander Royal Canadian Air Force, presided over the parade, which commemorated th…
Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army, and Chief Warrant Officer Alain Guimond, Canadian Army Sergeant Major, announced changes to the General Officer Rank Insignia.
Media are invited to participate in a one-on-one telephone interview with the Joint Task Force Ukraine (JTF-U) Commander of Operation UNIFIER, Canada’s training mission in Ukraine.
The Honourable Diane Finley, Member of Parliament for HaldimandNorfolk, today announced Government of Canada funding for a booklet that will display a collection of artifacts to commemorate and honour the service and sacrifices of Canada’s First World War Veterans. Ms. Finley made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs.