Past operations list

Canada and North America

Canada and North America

 

Operation PROVISION Support to the Government of Canada’s initiative to resettle Syrian Refugees in Canada.
November 2015 to June 2016
Operation FORGE

Rapid-response contingency operation
Assistance to provincial and municipal authorities in northwest Ontario in the emergency evacuation of more than 3,000 residents from communities threatened by forest fires
July 2011

Operation LYRE

Rapid-response contingency operation
Assistance to efforts by provincial and municipal authorities to reinforce flood-control barriers along the Souris River in Manitoba
July 2011

Operation LUSTRE

Rapid-response contingency operation
The Assiniboine River between Brandon and Winnipeg, Manitoba, and to evacuate residents from the flood zone
May 2011

Operation LAMA

Rapid-response contingency operation
Assistance to provincial authorities to provide humanitarian relief in southeastern Newfoundland communities devastated by Hurricane Igor
September 2010

Operation CADENCE

Deliberate contingency operation
Participation in the RCMP-led Integrated Security Unit supporting the G-8 summit in Huntsville, Ont. and the G-20 summit in Toronto
June 2010

Operation PODIUM

Deliberate contingency operation
Participation in the RCMP-led Integrated Security Unit during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games February 2010

Operation UNIFY

Rapid-response contingency operation
Canada's contribution of transport and medical assistance to residents of greater New Orleans before Hurricane Gustav
31 August 2008

Operation NARWHAL

Northern operation
Joint whole-of-government operation combining sovereignty patrols and rapid-response exercises in the Northwest Territories
April 2007

Operation LANCASTER

Northern operation
Joint whole-of-government operation conducted on Baffin Island
August 2006

Operation UNISON

Canada's contribution to rescue, recovery and flood-relief efforts on the Gulf Coast of the United States after Hurricane Katrina
September 2005

Operation HUDSON SENTINEL

Northern operation
Joint whole-of-government operation combining sovereignty patrols and security exercises in Hudson Bay
August 2005

 

Central and South America

Central and South America

 

Operation CENTRAL Deployment of the Disaster Assistance Response Team to La Cieba, Honduras following a major hurricane in Central America
November 1998 - December 1998
Operation CONSTABLE Canadian Armed Forces contribution to the United Nations Transition Mission in Haiti
July 1997 - November 1997
Operation HALO Canadian Armed Forces contribution to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
March - August 2004
Operation HAMLET

Canadian Armed Forces contribution to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)

May 2004 - October 2017

Operation HESTIA Humanitarian response to an earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti
13 January - April 1 2010
Operation HORATIO

Humanitarian response after Haiti was struck by four hurricanes
10-27 September 2008

Operation JAGUAR

Contribution of military aviation and search-and-rescue capability to support the Jamaica Defence Force
2 July - 25 November 2011

Operation TATOU

Support to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
27-29 November 2009

Operation RENAISSANCE IRMA MARIA Canadian military support to Hurricane Irma and Maria relief
9 September - 15 October 2017

 

Europe

Europe

 

Canadian Armed Forces operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina Contribution to international missions in Bosnia-Herzegovina
December 1995 to March 2004
Operation CHAPERON Canadian Armed Forces Military Observer to the United Nations Military Observers in Prevlaka (UNMOP) Croatia
February 1996 - September 2001
Operation ECHO Canadian Armed Forces contribution to the NATO Stabilization Force (SFOR) and Kosovo Force (KFOR) Italy
June 1998 - 21 December 2000
Operation FORAGE Canadian Armed Forces contribution to the NATO operation ESSENTIAL HARVEST in the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia.
August 2001 - September 2002
Operation KINETIC Canadian Armed Forces contribution to KFOR, the NATO peacekeeping force that operated in Kosovo and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
June 1999 - June 2000
Operation HARMONY Canadian Armed Forces contribution to the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) Balkan Region
February 1992 - December 1995
Operation MEGAPHONE Canadian Armed Forces boarding of the GTS Katie. Atlantic Ocean
July - August 2000
Operation PALLADIUM
NATO Stabilization Force (SFOR), Bosnia and Herzegovina
December 1995 - December 2004
Operation QUADRANT Canadian Armed Forces contribution to international missions in Kosovo.
June 1999 - September 2002
Operation SIRIUS

Canadian Armed Forces participation in the NATO Campaign Against Terrorism

October - December 2004, February - March 2005, November-December 2005

 

Africa

Africa

 

Operation ADDITION Canadian Armed Forces contribution to the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE)
August 2000 - June 2003
Operation AUGURAL Canada’s military contribution to the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS)
July 2005 - 29 February 2008
Operation CARAVAN Canadian Armed Forces contribution to the French-led Interim Emergency Multinational Force in Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
June - July 2003
Operation ECLIPSE Canadian Armed Forces contribution to the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE)
November 2000 - June 2001
Operation MOBILE

Canadian Armed Forces participation in the international response to the popular uprising in Libya against the regime of Moammar Gadhafi.
February 2011 - October 2011

Operation PRUDENCE Canadian Armed Forces contribution to the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINURCA)
April 1998 - November 1999
Operation REPTILE UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL)
November 1999 - July 2005
Operation SAFARI Sudan
15 June 2004 - 9 July 2011
Operation SATURN Contribution to the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)
January 2008 - April 2014
Operation SCULPTURE

Sierra Leone
November 2000 - 15 February 2013

Operation SEXTANT Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean
January 2006 - June 2009
Operation SIRONA The Canadian Armed Forces support to combatting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone
December 2014 – June 2015
Operation SOLITUDE Canadian Armed Forces Military Advisor and Senior Military Liaison Officer to the Special Representative of the Secretary General in West Africa (SRSG West Africa).
March 2003 - March 2004
Support to French operations in Mali The Canadian Armed Forces are supporting the Government of France’s Operation SERVAL, which is their military intervention in the West African country of Mali.
Support to French operations in West Africa Supporting the Government of France’s counter-terrorism operation in the Sahel region of Africa

 

Middle East

Middle East

 

 Operation ALTAIR

 Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea
January 2004 - September 2008

Operation AUGMENTATION Canada’s participation from 1999 to 2001 in the coalition fleet enforcing U.N. sanctions against Iraq in the Persian Gulf
June 1999 - October 2001
Operation DANACA UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) Golan Heights
31 May 1974 - 23 March 2006
Operation DETERMINATION Canadian Armed Forces contribution to the multinational force stationed in the Persian Gulf (Arabian Gulf) area to compel Iraq to comply with United Nations inspection agreements. Persian Gulf (Arabian Gulf) Area
February - May 1998
Operation GLADIUS Participation in the United Nations Disengagement and Observer Force (UNDOF) on the border between Israel and Syria
Operation IOLAUS United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)
October 2004 - July 2007
Operation LION CAF support to DFAIT - Lebanon and Cyprus
18 July 2006 – 3 September 2006
Operation METRIC Canada's periodic participation in international efforts to enhance security in the eastern Mediterranean region, specifically the Middle East and North Africa
Operation RECORD Canadian Armed Forces contribution to the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observer Mission (UNIKOM)
May 1991 - 15 August 2001
Operation SAIPH

 Operation SAIPH was Canada's periodic participation in the international campaign to enhance maritime security in the North Arabian Sea, the Persian Gulf and the waters around the Horn of Africa.
25 October 2009 - 31 May 2012

Operation TORRENT Canadian Armed Forces humanitarian assistance to an earthquake in Turkey.
August 1999 - September 1999

 

Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific

 

Cambodian Mine Action Centre Canadian Armed Forces contribution to mine-removal operations in Cambodia.
1993 - 30 June 2000
Canadian Armed Forces operations in Afghanistan

 The Canadian Armed Forces conducted operations in Afghanistan for more than 12 years in a number of different roles involving air, land and sea assets.
October 2001 - March 2014

Operation ATHENA 17 July 2003 - 1 December 2011
Operation ATTENTION

 Canada's participation in the NATO Training Mission Afghanistan (NTM-A)
May 2011 - March 2014

Operation PLATEAU Canadian Armed Forces humanitarian aid response to the earthquake that struck South Asia on October 8, 2005.
14 October - 4 December 2005
Operation RENAISSANCE 15-1 Canadian Armed Forces’ contribution to humanitarian relief efforts in Nepal
26 April - 29 May 2015
Operation RENAISSANCE 13-1

Canadian Armed Forces contribution to humanitarian operations in the Philippines
November - December 2013

Operation RENDER SAFE

Learn about the Canadian Forces’ CF  past participation in this Australian-led biannual operation to clear explosives in the Southwest Pacific region
October 2013 - December 2013

Operation STRUCTURE Ampara, Sri Lanka
December 2004 - March 2005
Operation TOUCAN Canadian Armed Forces contribution to the International Force in East Timor (INTERFET) and the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET)
October 1999 - April 2001
The United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission (UNCMAC)

Canadian Armed Forces contribution to UNCMAC in South Korea.
July 1953 - June 2000

 

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