Strong, Secure, Engaged: Canada's Defence Policy

Canada’s defence policy – Strong, Secure, Engaged – will provide Canada with an agile, multi-purpose combat-ready military, operated by highly trained, well-equipped women and men, secure in the knowledge that they have the full support of their government and their fellow Canadians.

Latest updates

Learn about what the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces are doing to make this policy a reality. Here are some of the most recent highlights.

Peace Support Training Centre (Kingston)

Theme: Canada's new vision for Defence

New Peace Support Training Centre prepares CAF members and allied personnel for peace support operations

2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial conference

Theme: Canada's new vision for Defence

UN peacekeeping has served as the standard bearer of the world’s shared commitment to international peace and security.

Cyber Operator Occupation

Theme: Canada's new vision for Defence

The new Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Cyber Operator occupation has been created and the first Cyber Operators were inaugurated on November 3, 2017.

Suicide Prevention Strategy

Theme: Well-supported, diverse, resilient people and families

A joint Department of National Defence and Veterans Affairs Canada initiative that defines the context for action, describes the goals upon which actions are focused, and shows the many programs, projects, and initiatives now underway.

Themes

Learn how Canada will anticipate emerging threats and challenges, adapt to changing circumstances, and act effectively in cooperation with our allies and partners.

Canada’s new vision for Defence

Learn how Canada will anticipate emerging threats and challenges, adapt to changing circumstances, and act effectively in cooperation with our allies and partners.

Well-supported, diverse, resilient people and families

See how personnel are supported from when they join, throughout their career, and at the crucial time of transition when members retire and/or require assistance as veterans.

Investments to Enhance Capability and Capacity

Discover how Canada plans to renew, replace, and maintain core defence equipment while continuing to support Canada’s multi-role, combat-capable defence force.

Defence innovation

Find out how the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will adapt to an ever-changing and highly volatile global security environment.

Modernizing the business of Defence

See how the Defence Team delivers top quality services that support defence infrastructure, promote environmental sustainability, and focus on modernizing the defence procurement process.

Stable, Predictable, Realistic Funding

Find out about how the Government of Canada will support defence needs at home and abroad.

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