From National Defence
The Interfaith Committee on Canadian Military Chaplaincy (ICCMC) supports the Royal Canadian Chaplain Service (RCChS) in its mission within the unique context of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). The ICCMC is the body through which Faith Tradition communities of Canada exercise their support to the CAF, and also represents and reflects the work of the RCChS to member Faith Tradition communities.
What they do
The Interfaith Committee on Canadian Military Chaplaincy:
- is the common channel between Faith Traditions of Canada, the Government of Canada, and the Office of the Chaplain General;
- ensures that the integrity of all Faith Traditions within the military is respected and that reasonable provision, subject to operational requirements, is made for the practice of one’s spiritual/religious wellbeing;
- exercises oversight pertaining to the spiritual/religious work of CAF chaplains;
- advises the RCChS academic, Faith Tradition credentials, and professional standards, assists in the process leading towards the selection of successful candidates, and assumes responsibility for chaplain endorsement and, if need be, withdrawal of same;
- acts as a direct link between chaplains and their respective civilian Faith Tradition authorities; and
- assists in the exercise of pastoral oversight and care for the chaplains and their families
- provides advice and assistance in the areas of religious support, accommodation, services and education, and pastoral counselling.