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Tag: Career – Updates, information and resources

A new program well-suited for women considering joining the Forces

– The Canadian Armed Forces Women in Force Program was launched in January to help increase the number of women considering a career in the military. The four pilot serials are being held during the summer and fall of 2017, and will help determine if this approach is of benefit to the CAF and attractive to Canadian women.

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RMCC engineering students tour CC-115 Buffalo engine Repair and Overhaul facility

– Twenty-one third-year aeronautical engineering students and five faculty staff members from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) in Kingston toured the CC-115 CT-64 engine Repair and Overhaul (R&O) facility. DAC Aviation in Montreal has been the R&O facility for the CC-115 Buffalo CT-64 engines since 2011. On average, the facility repairs and/or overhauls six …

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Women in Aviation: Lieutenant-Colonel Jill Bishop

– News Article / June 12, 2017 In the weeks leading from International Women’s day on March 8 until the Canadian Women in Aviation Conference on June 21-24, we will feature weekly interviews with female leaders in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Occupation: Aerospace engineer Current position: Commanding officer of 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, located in …

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National Public Service Week June 11-17

– National Public Service Week (NPSW) celebrates the important work of federal public servants and recognizes their contributions to Canada. This year, to celebrate Canada 150, the Defence Team will mark NPSW with the theme “History in Defence,” and will explore the many ways in which civilians have supported the Canadian Armed Forces over the decades. …

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One skill set, two uniforms: Toronto paramedics also work for Army Reserve

– For 10 members of Toronto Paramedic Services, using the same skill set while wearing two different uniforms is a way to serve both their local communities and their country. In addition to their regular job as paramedics, they work part-time with 25 Field Ambulance (25 Fd Amb). The Reserve medical unit is based at Moss …

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Know your Benefits – Planning a Family?

– Planning a family can be a busy and exciting time. Knowing your maternity and parental benefits helps you prepare for your child’s birth or adoption. “Welcoming our daughter, Alexandra, to our family was the most rewarding thing we’ve done,” said Captain Kim Lemaire, who recently returned from parental leave. “Louis and I felt really blessed …

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An inside look into Canada’s military justice system

– The military justice system belongs to all of us who wear military uniforms, and it is our collective responsibility to ensure it remains relevant, impartial, and effective. Although military courts martial are open to media and the public, few Canadians ever experience one first-hand. As a result, they have little data by which to judge …

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On the road to greater representation of women in the CAF

– Defence Scientist Barbara Waruszynski and her colleagues have been travelling the country, listening to women of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). They have been to bases and wings, locations large and small, and have met with women at all levels in small focus groups. Women have been sharing what it means for them to be …

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On-line learning portal launched for general and flag officers

– An innovative and interactive learning portal for general officers and flag officers (GOFO) was launched in December 2016. The GOFO Portal houses three separate but integrated components of the Officer Professional Development Period (DP) 5, with links to Common Professional Military Education, Continuing Professional Development, and Executive Education (still under development). In-class and online courses, …

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New CAF policy removes promotion barriers for ill and injured members

– Members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) who have medical challenges and are up for potential promotion no longer have to feel that they need to choose between the two. As of January 18, ill and injured members can be promoted while undergoing medical care. If they have a condition that is preventing them from …

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