Sept. 2, 2020 – Please visit the Defence Team COVID-19 website for the latest information pertinent to both civilian and military Defence Team members. ––– Team, As Defence Team members, our default setting is to act. As we head into fall within the new COVID-19 environment, our collective action to prevent a resurgence will be […]

***This message is intended for DND civilian employees as an update to the Deputy Minister’s direction provided 1 May 2020. Please visit the Defence Team Covid-19 website for the latest information pertinent to both civilian and military Defence Team members.*** Team, You want to know when we will resume business activities and what that will […]

Defence Team COVID-19 – Mental Health and Wellness

The outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in a high degree of uncertainty and disruption to our lives, and it is not unusual to feel a heightened degree of anxiety and worry about the potential impact on yourself and your family. As we continue to navigate through this uncertain time, Defence Team members can access a […]

A guide to managing and working remotely

The Defence Team guide for managing and working remotely April 29, 2020 – Defence Stories During this unprecedented period, flexibility is a necessity in order to ensure the safety and well-being of all employees and to achieve Department of National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF) objectives. Pre-existing policies, guidance and tools may no longer be applicable […]

Letter from Chief of the Defence Staff

Letter from Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) regarding COVID-19 May 22, 2020 – Defence stories Dear Families and Members of the Canadian Armed Forces, It has been another difficult week for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the nation. Op INSPIRATION The Snowbirds Op INSPIRATION brought joy and hope to Canadians as they flew across our country. […]

Base Surgeon Update

March 31: Update from Base Surgeon COVID-19 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre Pacific (Base Clinic) has a respiratory clinic that will screen all military members who present with symptoms consistent with COVID-19. The respiratory clinic runs from 07h30-12h00, with afternoons reserved for follow-up appointments only. All CAF members, returning students/trainees from around the country are […]

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