The Winter 2019 Your Say Survey is now live!

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The Your Say Survey informs Senior Leaders on a variety of topics, including member well-being and opinions on policies, procedures and programs in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). The results provide CAF leadership with important input to help inform decisions about policies and programs.

Questions in this year’s winter survey include topics such as: harassment and discrimination, attitudes towards Operation HONOUR, Joint Suicide Prevention Strategy implementation and effectiveness, the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre, satisfaction with pay and benefits, honours and recognitions, postings, duty to accommodate, official languages, Integrated Conflict and Complaint Management, programs available to the ill and injured, and satisfaction with Chaplain Services.

The survey has been sent to approximately 9,000 Regular Force and Primary Reservists. We encourage you to share your valuable views and opinions by completing the survey if you receive a link to it.

See below for some highlights from the Fall 2017 Your Say Survey.

Questions about the Your Say Survey can be addressed to Carina Daugherty, Defence Scientist in Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis (DGMPRA) at Carina.Daugherty@forces.gc.ca.

This research has been approved by the DND/CAF Social Science Research Review Board (SSRRB) in accordance with DAOD 5062-0 and 5062-1. The SSRRB Approval # is 1763/18F.

Fall 2017 Your Say Survey Highlights

  • 2,795 respondents
    • 56% Regular Force
    • 81% Men
    • 42% Canadian Army

Personnel Support Programs (PSP)

  • Over 74% were aware of each program
  • 80% on average were satisfied with programs

Canadian Forces Personnel Appraisal System (CFPAS)

  • 68% agreed PDR feedback was useful
  • 22% were dissatisfied with the 9-line narrative of text

Ill & Injured

  • 70% or more were satisfied with each program available to ill and injured members

CANSOFCOM

  • 32% were interested in becoming a member of CANSOFCOM
    • 17% were likely to apply

Imposed Restriction (IR)

  • 61% of those on IR visit their dependents at least monthly
  • 81% were dissatisfied with IR policies
  • 66% were dissatisfied with IR benefits

Official Languages (OL)

  • Francophones in bilingual units had less access to materials, tools, and services in their official language of choice (vs. Anglophones)

Harrassment / Discrimination

  • In the past year:
    • 18% experienced harassment
    • 15% experienced discrimination
  • Over 75% agreed the CAF works hard to create a workplace that prevents harassment and discrimination

Sexual Misconduct

  • 61% of members had heard of the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre (SMRC)
  • 83% trust their chain of command to effectively deal with inappropriate sexual behaviour
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