DAOD 8015-0, CAF Collective Training

Table of Contents

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

1. Introduction

Date of Issue: 2009-08-07

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

Approval Authority: Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS)

Enquiries: Director Strategic Readiness (DSR)

2. Policy Direction


2.1 Collective training (CT) activities are planned, managed and coordinated to support the mission of the DND and the CAF. This training and preparation for operations is fundamental to the successful conduct of operations. To generate and prepare forces for operations, the CAF shall focus its effort and resources on the most effective preparatory activities.

2.2 The CT of units and task forces shall be conducted to ensure that they can successfully operate anywhere on the spectrum of conflict, from humanitarian operations in support of civil authorities and other government departments, up to full combat, with allies when appropriate.

2.3 CT is intended to facilitate the achievement of joint, interagency and combined capabilities that are identified by the CDS and operational level commanders, and that are generated by environmental chiefs of staff (ECS).

2.4 The CAF Collective Training and Exercise Guidance (CTEG) is issued annually to provide strategic level guidance by the CDS on CT activities for a given year.

2.5 The CAF Integrated Training Plan (ITP) is the cornerstone of the CAF Collective Training Management Framework. It is issued annually, reflects the strategic direction provided in the CTEG and provides detailed resource allocation to support the programming, planning and conduct of joint, interagency and combined training, and exercises.

Policy Statement

2.6 The CAF is committed to using CT as a fundamental method of providing CAF members, operational units and formations with the experience, confidence and training necessary to carry out their assigned missions.


2.7 The CAF shall:

  1. conduct CT to prepare units and task forces for operations;
  2. structure CT to enhance joint, interagency and combined capabilities identified by the CDS and operational level commanders;
  3. provide guidance for the analysis, development and implementation of coordinated and effective CT;
  4. develop ITPs, including annual budgets for CT; and
  5. establish the CAF Integrated Training Board.

3. Authorities

Authority Table

3.1 The following table identifies the authorities associated with CT:

The … has or have the authority to …

Strategic Joint Staff – Director of Staff

  • coordinate CT plans and ITPs; and
  • amend the CTEG.

ECSs, group principals and operational commanders

  • approve CT policy guidance for their respective organizations in support of the ITP.

4. References

Acts, Regulations, Central Agency Policies and Policy DAOD

Other References

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