Conduct and culture change
Initiatives, activities, programs, services and events by the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to address systemic misconduct and to advance positive culture change within the Defence Team.
Services and information
Activity and progress tracker
Track the progress of current and planned actions DND/CAF is taking to address misconduct and achieve culture change.
Independent External Comprehensive Review
Find information about the Independent External Comprehensive Review aimed at preventing and eradicating harassment and sexual misconduct.
Conduct and culture consultation
Learn how DND/CAF is engaging with Defence Team members to learn from their lived experiences and gather their feedback and suggestions.
Workplace conflict, misconduct, and harassment resolution
Find information and resources related to sexual misconduct, grievances, harassment prevention, filing complaints.
Combatting systemic racism and racial discrimination in the Defence Team
Find tools, training materials, and resources to help identify and challenge racism and racial discrimination within the Defence Team.
Chief Professional Conduct and Culture
Find information about the DND/CAF organization responsible for informing and driving culture change at National Defence.
Learn about the Positive Space, a program which fosters a safe and inclusive work environment for everyone. Find resources to connect with others in the community, and volunteer to be an ambassador.
Defence Advisory Groups
Information and contact information for Defence Advisory Groups (DAGs) to support diversity, equity and inclusion in the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces.
What we are doing
- Minister of National Defence’s Report to Parliament on Culture Change Reforms in response to former Supreme Court Justice Arbour’s recommendations
- Report of the Independent External Comprehensive Review
- Minister of National Defence Advisory Panel on Systemic Racism and Discrimination - Final Report
- Third Independent Review of the National Defence Act Report
Changes to the Canadian Forces Dress Instructions
As our society evolves, our military standards also change and evolve.
Victims and Survivors of Service Offences
Victims and Survivors of service offences find support within Canada’s military justice system.
Online discussion board for those affected by sexual misconduct
Online peer support discussion platform for those affected by sexual misconduct and their families/supporters.
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