Defence Ethics Programme

From: National Defence

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.

The aim and primary focus of the DEP is to foster the practice of ethics in the workplace and in operations such that DND employees and CAF members perform their duties to the highest ethical standards.


To maintain ethical integrity by consistently applying the highest standards of values and ethics.


To guide DND and CAF personnel in choosing conduct that is consistently ethical.

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