DAOD 5060-0, Leave

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Policy Direction
  3. Authorities
  4. References

1. Identification

Date of Issue: 2009-02-20

Effective Date: 2009-01-13

Application: This DAOD is an order that applies to officers and non-commissioned members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF members).

Supersession: CFAO 16-1, Leave

Approval Authority: Chief of Military Personnel (CMP)

Enquiries: Director Pay Policy and Development (DPPD)

2. Policy Direction


2.1 The CAF recognizes the unique circumstances of military life and the pressures it creates for CAF members and their families. Leave contributes to:

  1. the maintenance of morale of CAF members; and
  2. the well-being of CAF members and their families.

2.2 QR&O Chapter 16, Leave, sets out the leave entitlements approved by the Minister of National Defence for CAF members.

Policy Statement

2.3 The CAF is committed to enhancing the quality of life of CAF members and their families through CAF leave policy.


2.4 The CAF shall:

  1. establish a leave policy that addresses the leave requirements resulting from a CAF member's:
    1. service in the CAF; and
    2. personal circumstances;
  2. implement an audit system of leave records;
  3. manage leave in accordance with A-PP-005-LVE/AG-001, Canadian Forces Leave Policy Manual; and
  4. conduct periodic reviews of the leave policy to:
    1. assess continuing relevance;
    2. contemplate policy development requirements; and
    3. validate compliance with functional direction.

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3. Authorities

Authority Table

3.1 The following table identifies the authorities associated with this DAOD:

The … has the authority to …
CMP develop and approve leave policy.
Director General Compensation and Benefits seek approval for compensation and benefits related to leave policy.

4. References

Acts, Regulations, Central Agency Policies and Policy DAOD

Other Reference

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