Sexual misconduct and Operation HONOUR orders, policies and directives
Orders, policies and directives issued by the Canadian Armed Forces related to sexual misconduct and Operation HONOUR.
CDS Intent and Operation Orders
Operation HONOUR was initiated by a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Operation Order in 2015. The mission has been continually refined to reflect developments and lessons learned.
- CDS Intent - Operation HONOUR (December 2018)
- CDS Directive - Retention of Members Affected by HISB (June 2018)
- FRAGO 004 to CDS Op Order - Operation HONOUR (March 2018)
- FRAGO 003 to CDS Op Order - Operation HONOUR (December 2016)
- FRAGO 002 to CDS Op Order - Operation HONOUR (December 2016)
- FRAGO 001 to CDS Op Order – Operation HONOUR (March 2016)
- CDS Operation Order – Operation HONOUR (August 2015)
Policies and procedures
- The Operation HONOUR Manual – The Manual serves as interim policy on sexual misconduct in the CAF. It is a comprehensive guide with definitions, tools and resources for responding to sexual misconduct and supporting those affected.
- Sexual Misconduct Incident Management Decision Tree - Step-by-step directions for managing disciplinary and administrative processes and providing victim support for reported incidents.
- CANFORGEN - 113/19 - Release of administrative action outcomes to victims of sexual misconduct (July 2019)
- CANFORGEN - 049/19 - Clarification on the definition of sexual misconduct and appropriate administrative actions (April 2019)
Defence administrative orders and directives
The following Defence Administrative Orders and Directives (DAODs) provide detailed direction for the administration of personnel with respect to sexual misconduct.
- DAOD 5019-5, Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Disorders (amended by CANFORGEN - 049/19)
- DAOD 5012-0, Harassment Prevention and Resolution (updated January 2017)
Military justice policies and directives
The following policies and directives were issued by the Judge Advocate General (JAG) and Director of Military Prosecutions (DMP) with respect to sexual misconduct.
- 002 Pre-Charge Screening (PDF, 370 KB)
- 003 Post-Charge Review (PDF, 418 KB)
- 004 Sexual Misconduct Offences (PDF, 246 KB)
- 007 Responding to Victims’ Needs (PDF, 225 KB)
- 008 Plea, Trial and Sentence Resolution Discussions (PDF, 221 KB)
- 012 Witness Interviews (PDF, 236 KB)
Related orders and directives
These items relate to sexual misconduct but are not specific to Operation HONOUR.
- QR&O article 4.02, General Responsibilities of Officers
- QR&O article 5.01, General Responsibilities of Non-Commissioned Members
- DAOD 5019-1, Personal Relationships and Fraternization
- DAOD 5019-2, Administrative Review
- DAOD 5019-4, Remedial Measures (updated July 2014)
- DAOD 5019-7, Alcohol Misconduct
- DAOD 5044-4, Family Violence
- DAOD 5046-0, Alternative Dispute Resolution
- DAOD 5047-1, Office of the Ombudsman
- DAOD 7026-1, Management of Administrative Investigations
- CDS Guidance to Commanding Officers and their Leadership Teams (accessible only on the National Defence network)
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