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.

Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)

Theme: Defence innovation

Learn about the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security Program.

Full-Time Summer Employment Program

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

This initiative is available to new recruits, and also available to current Army Reservists who joined as of 2015.

Military Family Resource Centre Funding

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

The Military Family Resource Centre provide family support and access to community programs and services to CAF military families.

Integrating Australian Jets into the Current Royal Canadian Air Force Fighter Fleet

Theme: Investments to Enhance Capability and Capacity

Canada recently announced its decision to purchase Australian F-18 aircraft to supplement the current fleet of fighter aircraft.

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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