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1     Minister’s Mandate Letter, http://pm.gc.ca/eng/minister-national-defence-mandate-letter

2     Defence Research Reports, http://pubs.drdc-rddc.gc.ca/pubdocs/pcow2_e.html

3    National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman, http://www.ombudsman.forces.gc.ca/en/index.page

4    Communications Security Establishment, https://www.cse-cst.gc.ca/

5    Military Police Complaints Commission, http://www.mpcc-cppm.gc.ca/

6    Military Grievances External Review Committee, http://mgerc-ceegm.gc.ca/

7    Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner, http://www.ocsec-bccst.gc.ca/

8    National Defence Act, http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/N-5/index.html

9    Emergencies Act, http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/e-4.5/index.html

10    Aeronautics Act, http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/A-2/index.html

11    Fisheries Act, http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/f-14/

12    Legislation and National Defence, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about/legislation.page

13    The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/

14    Policy on the Management, Resources, and Results Structures, http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=28228

15    Minister’s Mandate Letter, http://pm.gc.ca/eng/minister-national-defence-mandate-letter

16       Notes on Human Resources:

Regular Force:

  • Regular Force personnel strength is measured as the total Regular Force population, which includes project personnel and approximately 1,100 personnel on leave without pay (90% related to parental leave).
  • The Regular Force personnel strength is currently about 2,000 personnel below its authorized strength of 68,000 +/- 500, due to higher than forecast attrition and other factors. The Institutional timetable that details the annual change to manning levels forecasts re-establishing the Regular Force to its authorized strength prior to 2020 (Our current trajectory has us achieving 68K +/_ 500 in FY 2018-19). That carefully balanced rate of increase fully utilizes the CAF’s current training capacity. The Institutional timetable will be closely monitored, with quick implementation of mitigating actions to preserve the forecasted re-establishment of the Regular Force to its full authorized strength.

Civilian personnel:

  • The civilian workforce is planned through a salary wage envelope. For reporting purposes, the civilian workforce is measured by full-time equivalents (FTE). The FTE total includes all personnel tenure (indeterminate, term, casual and student employees) actively employed and calculated as person year. For example, two part-time employees may count as one FTE.
  • Planned civilian FTEs include Vote 5 funded personnel.
  • Planned civilian FTEs do not include personnel on leave without pay. 
  • Civilian workforce planned FTEs are subject to final budgetary approval.

Reserve Force personnel:

  • The Primary Reserve are those personnel working in various capacities with the Canadian Armed Forces where Class A reservists perform part-time work and training, Class B reservists are employed full-time permanent (year-over-year) or perform incremental full-time employment or training for one or more periods of more than 14 consecutive days within any one year period, and Class C reservists are employed full-time with approval by or on behalf of the Chief of Defence Staff and receive equivalent pay, benefits and liability as a Regular Force member.
  • The majority of Reservists serve on part-time (Class A) service. There is a significant reduction in Class A numbers during the summer as many personnel are away from their home units conducting training on short-term Class B status. In addition, some Primary Reserve members are inactive. The portion of Primary Reserve that is on duty and receives payment is counted and reported as the Primary Reserve average paid strength (an annual monthly average).
  • Primary Reserve average paid strength reporting, planning and allocations are based on monthly reports provided by Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services)/Director Strategic Finance Costing and Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management)/Director Human Resource Information Management (DHRIM).
  • Average Paid Strength (APS) reporting does not account for the seasonal fluctuations that occur during the summer training period, nor does it consider the magnitude of a member’s monthly attendance. A method to more accurately report the strength of the Primary reserve is being developed.

17   Public Accounts of Canada 2016, http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/recgen/cpc-pac/index-eng.html

18   Whole-of-Government Framework, http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/hgw-cgf/finances/rgs-erdg/wgf-ipp-eng.asp

19   Departmental Financial Statements, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-departmental-performance/2016-financial-statements.page

20   North American Aerospace Defence Command, http://www.norad.mil/

21   Op CARIBBE, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-canada-north-america-recurring/op-caribbe.page

22   Op HAMLET, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-abroad-current/op-hamlet.page

23   Op SOPRANO, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-abroad-current/op-soprano.page

24   Op CALUMET, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-abroad-current/op-calumet.page

25   United Nations Truce Supervision organization, http://untso.unmissions.org/

26   Op JADE, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-abroad-current/op-jade.page

27   Op REASSURANCE, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-abroad/nato-ee.page

28   Op UNIFIER, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-abroad/op-unifier.page

29   Op IMPACT, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-abroad-current/op-impact.page

30   Op ARTEMIS, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-abroad-current/op-artemis.page

31 Incremental Costs for Major Canadian Armed Forces Operations, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-departmental-performance/2016-incremental-costs-for-major-canadian-armed-forces-operations.page

32     Operations, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations.page

33     CAF cease airstrike operations in Iraq and Syria, http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?crtr.sj1D=&crtr.mnthndVl=6&mthd=advSrc h&crtr.dpt1D=6670&nid=1034599&crtr.lc1D=&crtr.tp1D=1&crtr.yrStrtVl=    2016&crtr.kw=&crtr.dyStrtVl=1&crtr.aud1D=&crtr.mnthStrtVl=1&crtr.page=8&crtr.yrndVl=2016&crtr.dyndVl=3

34     Air Task Force – Iraq transitions its support to Coalition operations during Op IMPACT, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/news/article.page?doc=air-task-force-iraq-transitions-its-support-to-coalition-operations-during-operation-impact/ildchscn

35     Op LENTUS, http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/exercises-operations/op-lentus.page

36     Search and Rescue Canada, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-canada-north-america-current/sar-canada.page

37     Health Services, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/caf-community-health-services/index.page

38     Op PROVISION, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-abroad/op-provision.page

39     RCAF Simulation Strategy 2025, http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/article-template-standard.page?doc=executive-summary-rcaf-simulation-strategy-2025/i6mj0r6z

40     Exercise Virtual 15 takes flight, http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/news-template-standard.page?doc=exercise-virtual-15-takes-flight/ildchgai

41     Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE, http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/news-publications/central-news-details-page-secondary-menu.page?doc=exercise-maple-resolve/hvoxx38p

42     Exercise TRADEWINDS, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-exercises/tradewinds.page

43     Military Exercises, http://dgpaapp.forces.gc.ca/en/exercises/index.html

44     Status Report on Transformational and Major Crown Projects, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-departmental-performance/2016-status-report-on-transformational-and-major-crown-projects.page

45     Projects Operating with Specific Treasury Board Approval, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-departmental-performance/2016-projects-operating-with-specific-treasury-board-approval.page

46     Integrating gender perspectives for enhanced operational effectiveness, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/news-defence-connexion/article.page?doc=integrating-gender-perspectives-for-enhanced-operational-effectiveness/il3c38an

47     Women, peace and security, http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/issues/women/wps.shtml

48     CDS Directive for Integrating UNSCR 1325 and related Resolutions into CAF Planning and Operations, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-how/cds-directive.page

49        Supplementary Information on Lower Level Programs, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-departmental-performance/2016-supplementary-information-on-lower-level-programs-index.page

50        Supplementary Information Tables, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-departmental-performance/2016-supplementary-information-tables-index.page

51     Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-departmental-performance/2016-departmental-sustainable-development-strategy.page

52     Details on Transfer Payment Programs, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-departmental-performance/2016-details-on-transfer-payment-programs-of-5-million-or-more.page

53     Internal Audits and Evaluations, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-departmental-performance/2016-internal-audits-and-evaluations.page

54     Response to Parliamentary Committees and External Audit, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-departmental-performance/2016-response-to-parliamentary-committees-and-external-audits.page

55     Status Report on Projects Operating with Specific Treasury Board Approval, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-departmental-performance/2016-projects-operating-with-specific-treasury-board-approval.page

56     Status Report on Transformational and Major Crown Projects, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-departmental-performance/2016-status-report-on-transformational-and-major-crown-projects.page

57     Report of Federal Tax Expenditures, http://www.fin.gc.ca/purl/taxexp-eng.asp