Corporate Information

Organizational profile

Appropriate minister: The Honourable Anita Anand, PC, MP

Associate minister: The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, PC, MP

Institutional head: Bill Matthews, Deputy Minister

Chief of the Defence Staff: General Wayne D. Eyre, CMM, MSC, CD

Ministerial portfolio:

Enabling instruments:

For further information, see Legislation and National Defence.

Year of incorporation / commencement: 1923

For additional corporate information visit the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces website.

Raison d'être, mandate and role: who we are and what we do

Information on the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces’ raison d’être, mandate and role is available on the department’s website.

Information on the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces’ mandate letter commitments is available in the Minister’s mandate letter(s).

Operating context

Information on the operating context is available on the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces’ website.

Reporting framework

The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces' Departmental Results Framework and Program Inventory for 2022-23 are as follows.

Core Responsibility Operations
Description

Detect, deter and defend against threats to or attacks on Canada. Assist civil authorities and law enforcement, including counter-terrorism, in support of national security, domestic disasters or major emergencies, and conduct search and rescue operations.

Detect, deter and defend against threats to or attacks on North America in partnership with the United States, including through NORAD.

Lead and/or contribute forces to NATO and coalition efforts to deter and defeat adversaries, including terrorists, to support global stability. Lead and/or contribute to international peace operations and stabilization missions with the United Nations, NATO and other multilateral partners. Engage in capacity building to support the security of other nations and their ability to contribute to security and the security of Canadians abroad. Assist civil authorities and non-governmental partners in responding to international and domestic disasters or major emergencies.

Results and Indicators

Canadians are protected against threats to and attacks on Canada

  • % of requests for assistance that are fulfilled
  • % of force elements that are deployed within established timelines
  • % of stated objectives met by domestic operations
  • Extent to which the Canadian Armed Forces is effective in domestic operations

People in distress receive effective search and rescue response

  • % of coordinated maritime, aeronautical and joint response to search and rescue incidents deemed effective
  • % of requests for Canadian Armed Forces aeronautical search and rescue assistance that are fulfilled
  • % of Canadian Armed Forces aeronautical search and rescue operations that meet established standards

Canada's Arctic sovereignty is preserved and safeguarded

  • % of stated objectives met by Arctic operations and exercises 

North America is defended against threats and attacks

  • % of stated objectives met by continental operations 
  • % of Canada’s commitments and obligations to the North American Aerospace Defence Command agreement that are met
  • Extent to which the Canadian Armed Forces is effective in continental operations

Canadian Armed Forces contribute to a more stable and peaceful world

  • % of stated objectives by international operations 
  • Extent to which the Canadian Armed Forces is effective in international operations
Program Inventory
  • Operations in Canada
  • Operations in North America
  • International Operations
  • Global Engagement
  • Cyber Operations
  • Command, Control and Sustainment of Operations
  • Special Operations
Core Responsibility Ready Forces
Description

Field combat ready forces able to succeed in an unpredictable and complex security environment in the conduct of concurrent operations associated with all mandated missions.

Results and Indicators

Canadian Armed Forces are ready to conduct concurrent operations

  • % of operations that are capable of being conducted concurrently
  • % of force elements that are ready for operations in accordance with established targets

Military equipment is ready for training and operations

  • % of maritime key fleets that are serviceable to meet training and readiness requirements in support of concurrent operations
  • % of key land fleets that are serviceable to meet training and readiness requirements in support of concurrent operations
  • % of aerospace key fleets that are serviceable to meet training and readiness requirements in support of concurrent operations
Program Inventory
  • Strategic Command and Control
  • Ready Naval Forces
  • Ready Land Forces
  • Ready Air and Space Forces
  • Ready Special Operations Forces
  • Ready Cyber and Joint Communication Information Systems (CIS) Forces
  • Ready Intelligence Forces
  • Ready Joint and Combined Forces
  • Ready Health, Military Police and Support Forces
  • Equipment Support
  • Employer Support Programmes
Core Responsibility Defence Team
Description

Recruit, develop and support an agile and diverse Defence team, within a healthy workplace free from harmful behaviour; support military families; and meet the needs of all retiring military personnel, including the ill and injured. Strengthen Canadian communities by investing in youth.

Results and Indicators

Canadian Armed Forces is growing towards its end state of 101,500 personnel

  • % of Regular force positions that are filled
  • % of Reserve force positions that are filled
  • % of occupations with critical shortfalls

The health and well-being of the Defence team is well supported

  • % of military personnel who are medically fit for their occupation
  • % of military personnel who feel that the Canadian Armed Forces provides a reasonable quality of life for service members and their families
  • % of Canadian Armed Forces members who feel positive about their job
  •  % of civilian employees who describe the workplace as psychologically healthy

The Defence team reflects the values and diversity of Canadian society

  • % of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) that self-identify as a woman
  • % of civilians in the Defence team who self-identify as a woman
  • % of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) who self-identify as a visible minority
  • % of civilians in the Defence Team who self-identify as a visible minority
  • % of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) who self-identify as an indigenous person
  • % of civilians who self-identify as an indigenous person
  • % of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) who self-identify as victims of harassment
  • % of civilians who self-identify as victims of harassment
  • % of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) who self-identify as victims of discrimination
  • % of civilians who self-identify as victims of discrimination
  • Annual number of reported incidents of sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces
  • Number and type of actions taken in response to reported sexual misconduct incidents by the Defence Team
  • Number of Canadian Armed Forces members who have attended a training session related to sexual misconduct
  • % of civilians in the Defence team who have completed mandatory harassment training
  • Annual number of reported incidents of sexual misconduct in the Defence Team civilian personnel
  • % of CAF members who agree that the culture in the CAF surrounding sexual misconduct has improved in the last 12 months  
  • % of CAF members who agree that the CAF currently reinforces a culture of mutual respect, trust, honour and dignity

Military families are supported and resilient

  • % of Canadian Armed Forces families who feel they meet the challenges of military life
  • % of Canadian Armed Forces members who are satisfied with the overall support their family receives from the Canadian Armed Forces

Youth in Canada are provided with experience and opportunities that enable a successful transition to adulthood

  • % of the target Canadian youth population that participates in Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers
Program Inventory
  • Recruitment
  • Individual Training and Professional Military Education
  • Total Health Care
  • Defence Team Management
  • Military Transition
  • Military Member and Family Support
  • Military History and Heritage
  • Military Law Services/ Military Justice Superintendence
  • Ombudsman
  • Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers (Youth Program)

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Core Responsibility Future Force Design
Description

Develop and design the future force through a deep understanding of the future operating environment and security risks to Canada and Canadian interests. Enhance Defence's ability to identify, prevent, adapt and respond to a wide range of contingencies through collaborative innovation networks and advanced research.

Results and Indicators

Defence capabilities are designed to meet future threats

  • Extent to which the Future Security Environment assessment remains valid
  • Degree to which future security assessments and capability deductions remain coherent with those of our allies and partners
  • Degree to which future capabilities required to ensure an operational advantage over defence and security threats have been accounted for in defence plans

Defence and security challenges are addressed through innovative solutions

  • % of initiatives and projects that are supported by Defence Science and Technology
  • % of Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) projects that resulted in useful advice, adoption, integration or eventual procurement of a new defence and security capability
Program Inventory
  • Joint Force Development
  • Naval Force Development
  • Land Force Development
  • Air and Space Force Development
  • Special Operations Force Development
  • Cyber and Joint Communication Information Systems (CIS) Force Development
  • Intelligence Force Development
  • Science, Technology and Innovation
Core Responsibility Procurement of Capabilities
Description

Procure advanced capabilities to maintain an advantage over potential adversaries and to keep pace with allies, while fully leveraging defence innovation and technology. Streamlined and flexible procurement arrangements ensure Defence is equipped to conduct missions.

Results and Indicators

Defence procurement is streamlined

  • % of projects that meet the approved project development and approval timelines (low risk and low complexity projects)
  • % of goods and services contracts that are awarded within established performance targets

Defence equipment acquisition is well-managed

  • % of capital equipment projects that remain in most recent approved scope
  • % of capital equipment projects that remain on most recent approved schedule
  • % of capital equipment projects that remain within most recent approved expenditure authority

Defence information technology acquisition is well-managed

  • % of information technology projects that remain in approved scope
  • % of information technology projects that remain on approved schedule
  • % of information technology projects that remain within approved expenditure authority

Supplies are available and well-managed

  • % of stock that is unavailable to meet forecasted demand
  • % of stock disposed that was identified as surplus
  • % of stock where warehouse replacement settings require review to achieve better materiel positioning and timely customer satisfaction
Program Inventory
  • Maritime Equipment Acquisition
  • Land Equipment Acquisition
  • Aerospace Equipment Acquisition
  • Defence Information Technology Systems Acquisition, Design and Delivery
  • Defence Materiel Management
Core Responsibility Sustainable Bases, Information Technology Systems and Infrastructure
Description

Develop and manage modern, operational and sustainable bases, information technology systems and infrastructure. Contribute to the achievement of federal environmental targets.

Results and Indicators

Naval, Army and Air Force Bases enable military operations and defence activities

  • % of single quarters accommodations that can be used
  • % deviation of average daily meal cost from the standard allowance

Defence infrastructure is well-managed throughout its lifecycle

  • % of infrastructure in suitable condition
  • % of maintenance and repair investment in relation to the infrastructure portfolio value
  • % of the total real property value that is identified as surplus
Defence activities are carried out in a safe and environmentally responsible manner
  • % of greenhouse gas emissions reduction relative to a 2005 baseline
  • % of reduction in contaminated sites liability based on the closing liability of the previous year
Program Inventory
  • Defence Infrastructure Program Management
  • Defence Infrastructure Construction, Recapitalization and Investment
  • Defence Infrastructure Maintenance, Support and Operations
  • Defence Residential Housing Program
  • Defence Information Systems, Services and Programme Management
  • Environmental Sustainability and Protection
  • Indigenous Affairs
  • Naval Bases
  • Land Bases
  • Air and Space Wings
  • Joint, Common and International Bases
  • Military Police Institutional Operations
  • Safety

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Changes to the approved reporting framework since 2021-22

The following table shows the approved changes to the reporting framework since 2021-22 for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces.

Structure 2022-23 2021-22 Change Reason for change
CORE RESPONSIBILITY Ready Forces Ready Forces No change Not Applicable
PROGRAM Employer Support Programmes Canadian Forces Liaison Council and Employer Support Title change Note 1
CORE RESPONSIBILITY Sustainable Bases, Information Technology Systems and Infrastructure Sustainable Bases, Information Technology Systems and Infrastructure No change Not Applicable
PROGRAM Defence Residential Housing Program Military Family Housing Title change Note 2

Note 1: The name of the organization changed to Employer Support Programmes.

Note 2: The name of the program changed as Defence is inclusive of the entire Defence Team.

Supporting information on the Program Inventory

Supporting information on planned expenditures, human resources and results related to the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces' Program Inventory is available in the GC InfoBase.

Supplementary information tables

The following supplementary information tables are available on the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces' website:

Federal tax expenditures

The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces’ Departmental Plan does not include information on tax expenditures.

Tax expenditures are the responsibility of the Minister of Finance, and the Department of Finance Canada publishes cost estimates and projections for government­‑wide tax expenditures each year in the Report on Federal Tax Expenditures. This report provides detailed information on tax expenditures, including objectives, historical background and references to related federal spending programs, as well as evaluations, research papers and gender-based analysis plus.

Organizational contact information

Mailing address: 60 Moodie Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K2, Canada
Telephone: 613-992-4581
Email: information@forces.gc.ca
Website: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence.html

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