ARCHIVED - National Defence Presents the Virtual Health and Wellness Fair 2020 – October 1 to October 31, 2020

The virtual event is an opportunity to learn about the variety of resources available to Defence Team members to improve their personal mental health and physical well-being, and build and sustain a healthy, safe workplace. This virtual fair is designed as a one-stop shop for Defence Team members to safely access and reach out to resources and information on health, wellness, and safety in the workplace. Whether you are working from home and/or working in the office, there is something for everyone!

You are not alone! We are in this together!


Description of program and / or service offering

Link to program

Point of Contact or Positional Mailbox

Awards and Recognition

The Corporate Awards and Recognition Secretariat offers a number of different awards to highlight and celebrate the individuals or teams for their outstanding achievement and significant contributions to the organization.

Accessible only on the National Defence network

Melanie Tremblay


The Chaplain Team offers spiritual, religious and pastoral care to all CAF members and their immediate family. We are an experienced, collaborative, multi-faith team of military chaplains.

Employee Assistance Program

The Department of National Defence (DND) values the mental health and well-being of employees and military members and it provides access to programs, such as the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program (MAP) to provide support.

Accessible only on the National Defence Network

Positional Mailbox (accessible on the National Defence Network) :

Civilian Flexible Workplace Program

As per the joint direction from the Deputy Minister and Chief of the Defence Staff, the Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources-Civilian) (ADM [HR-Civ]) has issued a directive to managers on managing a varied and flexible civilian workforce.

Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program (CFMAP)

The CF Member Assistance Program (CF MAP) is a voluntary, confidential telephone and face to face counselling service that was initiated by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to assist members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets, and Rangers) and their family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Capt. Sean McCoy

Office of Disability Management

The Office of Disability Management (ODM) is an impartial, collaborative and inclusive service that supports employees and supervisors/managers dealing with disability-related matter due to illness, impairment and injury.

Accessible only on the National Defence network

Tel: 1-833-893-3388

Clients in Western provinces and Territories (MB, SK, AB, BC, NU, NT, YK), contact the West positional mailbox.

Clients in Central and Eastern provinces (NL, PEI, NS, NB, QC, ON) contact the East Positional Mailbox:

Sexual Misconduct Support and Resource Centre (SMSRC)

The Sexual Misconduct Support and Resource Centre (SMSRC) is a recognized centre of expertise that provides support services or facilitates access to support services for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members* who have directly experienced sexual misconduct, those who are affected by such misconduct and the CAF chain of command who must address sexual misconduct among their duties.

* Members of the: Canadian Armed Forces, Regular Force; Primary Reserve; Supplementary Reserve; Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service; Canadian Rangers; chain of command

Accessible only on the National Defence network

You can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for supportive counselling.

1-844-750-1648: North America toll-free

613-996-3900: National Capital Region, collect from anywhere, and by Iridium satellite.


HOPE (Helping Our Peers by providing Empathy)

The HOPE (Helping Our Peers by providing Empathy) program is for military families who have lost a loved one who served in the Canadian Forces (CF), either active or retired, Regular or Reserve Forces. The loss may be attributed to military services or any other cause.

External Link:

If you have questions, would like to find out more about the program or would like to receive peer support from our volunteers, please contact the HOPE program manager at:

1-800-883-6094 or we can be reached by email at

Military Family Resource Centres (MFRC)

MFRCs are essentially the heart of their military communities. Dedicated staff are frontline service providers, responsible for connecting military families to a wide range of programs and services. Their goal is to build strong, resilient individuals, families and communities.

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For guidance and support, check your local MFRC.

Support Our Troops

Support Our Troops is the official charitable cause of the Canadian Armed Forces. Established in 2007, Support Our Troops meets the unique needs and special challenges faced by members of the Canadian Armed Forces community as a result of military service.

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Military Family Services

Military Family Services (MFS) is responsible for the management of the Military Family Services Program (MFSP) on behalf of the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

External Link:

You can call us. Our headsets are on.

1-800-866-4546 (North America)

00-800-771-17722 (International)

1-613-995-5234 (Collect calls)


Family Information Line

The Family Information line is confidential, personal, bilingual, and free, and offers, support, referrals, reassurance, and crisis management to the military community. We serve Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families - both immediate and extended.

External Link:

You can call us. Our headsets are on.

1-800-866-4546 (North America)

00-800-771-17722 (International)

1-613-995-5234 (Collect calls)


Strengthening the Forces

Strengthening the Forces is a health promotion program designed to assist CAF members, Regular and Primary Reserve, to take control of their health and well-being.

Accessible only on the National Defence network

Trevor Bradshaw, National Manager Strengthening the Forces

Defence Team Managers' Network (DTMN)

Whether you are a new or experienced manager, the DTMN offers something for everyone. You can take part in optional virtual networking events and have the opportunity to talk with like-minded colleagues to share ideas and leading practices.

Accessible only on the National Defence network

Lorraine Hubert, Coordinator of the Defence Team Managers’ Network

SISIP Financial

At Bases, Wings and Units across the country and now even virtually, our team of financial and insurance advisors, educators and counsellors are intent on providing you with the financial solutions, knowledge, tools and resources to meet your changing needs, through every stage of your career in the Canadian Armed Forces and beyond.

External Link:

Marie Navarro

E-Mail / Courriel :

Appelez-nous au 1-800-267-6681

Call us at 1-800-267-6681.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Corporate Office

Through Canada’s Defence Policy Strong, Secure and Engaged, and the vision for the Total Health and Wellness Strategy, the Mental Health and Well-Being Corporate Office supports the health and well-being of employees and provides access to tools, resources and services to assist organizations in building a safe, supportive and respectful work environment.

Accessible only on the National Defence network

Intranet e-mail only:

Defence Ethics Programme

The Defence Ethics Programme (DEP) is a comprehensive values-based ethics program put in place to meet the needs of the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), at both the individual and the organizational levels.

Ashton Renia


Integrated Conflict and Complaint Management (ICCM)

The options, rights and obligations relating to complaints about harassment, human rights and diversity, CAF grievances, and alternative dispute resolution are many, and can be complex. Integrated Conflict and Complaint Management (ICCM) is a service that helps Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members by providing information and assistance to submit, track, and resolve complaints about matters that affect them.

Contact your local Conflict and Complaint Management Services (CCMS) centre:

Positional Mailbox :

Soldier On

Soldier On provides resources and opportunities for veterans and serving members to accept and adapt to their mental health or physical injury/illness through active participation in physical activity, sport and creative pursuits.

External Link:

Joe Kiraly, Senior Manager,


Operation HONOUR is the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) mission to eliminate sexual misconduct in the Canadian military. Services offered include advice on dealing with an incident; information on how and where to access resources and support; and tools and educational products.

Charlaine Sleiman

OSISS – Operational Stress Injury Social Support

The Department of National Defence and Veterans Affairs Canada have worked in partnership to deliver Operational Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS) since 2001. Family support began in 2005. We now have almost 70 team members nationally and are supported by an amazing group of trained volunteers.

External Link:

Email: Phone: 1-800-883-6094


Positive Space

The Positive Space Program aims to create an inclusive and inclusive working environment for all people, including members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning and two spirit (LGBTQ2+) communities. The program has been decentralized and returned to local commanders to execute.

The CANFORGEN 079/20 CMP 038/20 181126Z JUN 20 has information about who is responsible for coordinating training sessions. 

List of Positive Space Ambassadors across Canada and internationally :

This list is updated monthly.

Cette liste est mise à jour mensuellement.

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