Deploying DART

When an international disaster occurs, Canada’s departments of Global Affairs (GAC) and National Defence (DND) respond by sending the Disaster Assistance Response Team. This team, made up of Canadian Armed Forces personnel in various positions, trains together regularly and deploys on short notice if necessary.

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Photo (Cover Photo): A military ambulance is transported on board a CC-177 Globemaster III enroute to Nepal as part of the Government of Canada’s earthquake relief efforts on April 28, 2015.“DART – Nepal” (2015), by Cpl Kevin McMillan, Canadian Forces Combat Camera IS09-2015-0028-007 via Combat Camera Flickr. Department of National Defence. All Rights Reserved

Photo (Infographic Background): A view of a hurricane over open waters from Space. The hurricane is well-developed, with a symmetric cloud pattern and a well-defined eye at the center. “Hurricane Daniel” (2006), by NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC via Wikimedia Commons. Licensed under Public Domain.


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About Kelsie Chasse

Kelsie Chasse is the Program Editor for the Canadian Armed Forces program and the NATO Association of Canada. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Honours Bachelor of Science Program, with a double major in biology and criminology, focussed specifically in forensic sciences. Kelsie has recently completed a large scale pedagogical research project and has experience in academic program overhaul and program implementation. She has travelled through much of Italy and Greece, and hopes to continue traveling while working in international affairs. Her career goals include completing a Masters Degree in security and intelligence and working to ensure the security of Canada. Kelsie also takes time to volunteer as an Advanced Medical First Responder and has completed training in emergency management. Kelsie can be reached at: kelsie.chasse@gmail.com