A look into the issue of retention and culture in the Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Armed Forces
On the ground, in the air and on the water, the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces stand watch over the country and defend its interests at home and abroad. The Canadian Armed Forces Program aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the issues facing Canadian soldiers across all branches of the military in order to give Canadians varying perspectives on the men and women who defend their country.
Because of Climate Change, Contact Burns Could Pose a Greater Danger for the Canadian Armed Forces
Warmer days will leave surfaces hotter to the touch. The world’s heightened thermal conductivity could elevate the incidence of contact burns and impede the readiness of the Canadian Armed Forces.
On a Warming Planet, Mosquitoes Could Mean Trouble for the Canadian Armed Forces
A warmer and more humid world could help the cold-blooded and water-loving mosquitoes multiply in numbers and colonize new spaces. This potentiality could bring the Canadian Armed Forces into contact with more mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illnesses, which could undermine the welfare and readiness of its members.
Perilously Parched: Climate Change Threatens the Physiological Readiness of the Canadian Armed Forces
The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are contending with the mounting physiological effects of spiralling temperatures. Hotter weather will leave CAF members increasingly parched and depleted, which could progressively hamper operations in the years to come.
A Toothless Mandate? Enforcing Compulsory Vaccination within the Canadian Armed Forces
Vaccine mandates are powerful but divisive public health tools. This article considers the difficulties inherent to their application in the contemporary Canadian Armed Forces.
Ten Facts about Canada’s World War One Contribution
In the wake of Remembrance Day, Alexis Amini delves into Canada’s contribution during the First World War.
Tried But Not Always True? Vaccine Hesitancy within the Canadian Armed Forces
In the Canadian military, vaccines have played a crucial and at times controversial role for decades. This article explores some of the benefits and issues that have surrounded the military’s vaccination efforts in the past and present.
Language Lessons: Fate of Afghan Interpreters Exposes Gaps in Canadian Armed Forces Training and Recruitment
During operations in Afghanistan, mustering enough qualified linguists proved a constant challenge for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). These difficulties point to larger problems with how the CAF—and Canada—approach strategic languages.
Leaving Together: Interpreters Risked Their Lives for Canada. It Is Time Canada Helped Them.
Photo: A Canadian soldier and an Afghan interpreter converse with an Afghan woman in Kandahar as part of Allied reconstruction efforts in that district. 08/26/2007. Picture by Cpl Simon Duschesne, via flickr. Licensed under CC BY 2.0. On September 27th, 2015, Mohammad Omar Abdullah fled his home in Kabul, leaving behind his wife and daughters. Read More…
Intersectionality and Lived Experience in the CAF: The Role of Identity in Institutional Legitimacy
Intersectionality and lived experience, though standard concepts within many policy areas, has been largely absent from military diversity and inclusivity initiatives. In this article, Caleigh Wong explores the Canadian Armed Forces’ current leadership crisis through this lens to understand how a broader understanding of identity may help inform long-overdue institutional reform.