Delivering better health, mental, and dental services for CAF members at CFB Borden

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January 18, 2017 — Borden, Ontario — National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Recognizing the sacrifices military personnel make in the service of their country, the Government of Canada is committed to ensuring Canadian Armed Forces personnel receive high quality health care and support. On behalf of Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan, Leona Alleslev, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada, and Kyle Peterson, Member of Parliament for Newmarket-Aurora, took part in an inauguration ceremony today to mark the opening of a new Health Services Centre at CFB Borden.

The new centre will provide mental health services, as well as medical and dental care to more than 3,250 military members in Borden, and consolidates dental, medical, mental health, and physiotherapy services in one centrally-located facility.

The total cost of the project, including design, construction, other associated costs, and taxes, was $32.2 million, which provided economic opportunities for the local community and helped to create new middle-class jobs and opportunities for businesses during the construction phase. Some of the former clinic buildings will be renovated by CFB Borden to house classroom and training facilities.

While at CFB Borden, the Parliamentary Secretary also highlighted the recent renovations made to 25 housing units on the base to improve the quality of life of CAF members and their families by providing them with modernized houses. This $3 million investment was announced in 2015-2016.


“Canadian Armed Forces members make extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of their country, and we have a duty to ensure they receive the proper care and support. This new Health Services Centre will deliver first-class mental, medical, and dental care to members of the Canadian Armed Forces, which they need to stay healthy and perform their day-to-day duties at home and abroad. This Centre is also part of a bigger healthcare facilities recapitalization program, a testament to the Government of Canada’s commitment to the well-being of our military personnel.”

Harjit S. Sajjan, Defence Minister

“Through the National Defence Healthcare Facilities Recapitalization Program, the Government of Canada is improving the way we deliver health care to our CAF members. This new facility, which is centrally located, consolidates services and will provide a more timely delivery of health services to CFB Borden members.”

Leona Alleslev, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada

“CFB Borden has excellent relations with the surrounding communities and is a major economic player in the region. This health services infrastructure project provided economic opportunities for local businesses as well as employment for residents of the area.”

Kyle Peterson, Member of Parliament for Newmarket-Aurora

Quick Facts

  • This new Health Services Centre is part of the National Defence Healthcare Facilities Recapitalization Program, which is undertaking major renovations or the construction of Health Care Centres on bases across Canada.

  • To date, four new Health Services Centres have been completed and are operational, and five are currently under construction. 

  • The construction work at CFB Borden was completed by Graham Construction Canada, of Mississauga, Ontario.

  • The construction project consolidated all dental, medical, mental healthcare and physiotherapy services into one integrated and centrally located facility with a gross area of 7 200m2.

  • The new health services centre was designed and built in accordance with the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification level and integrates green building concepts to be energy efficient and cost effective.

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