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Useful Contacts

List of acronyms and definitions

Base

a unit designated as such by or under the authority of the Minister, the function of which is to provide such accommodation and support services for assigned units as may be directed by the Chief of the Defence Staff. This may include: Area Support Units (ASUs), Personnel Support Units (PSUs), designated Wings, Canadian Forces Support Units (CFSUs), designated ships and Canadian Forces Stations (CFSs).

Casualty

any injury to or illness of an officer or non-commissioned member whether or not it is fatal, and includes the absence of a missing officer or non-commissioned member.

Designated Assistant (DA) (formerly known as Assisting Officer)

the person assigned by the Commanding Officer (CO) of a casualty's parent unit to represent the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) chain of command in supporting the casualty and/or the casualty's family.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

a sub-unit of Joint Personnel Support Unit that provides service delivery at bases and wings. The IPSC is to provide support to the Designated Assistant (DA) with regard to all Director Casualty Support Management (DCSM) services.

Next of Kin (NOK)

in respect of an officer or non-commissioned member, means persons designated, in order of preference, as NOK by the officer or non-commissioned member, on a form that is approved by the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) for that purpose.

Parent Unit

the parent unit is the one to which the CAF member would normally belong if not on Temporary Duty (TD) or attach posting. For members of the Reserve Force, it is the unit with which they parade or work on a regular basis. For members of the Regular Force, it is the unit to which they are posted.

Personal Representative

a person appointed by a will or by a court to administer a deceased member's estate. A personal representative of the estate may have different names in different provinces, depending on whether they are appointed by a will or by a court, such as: estate trustee, administrator, or executor.

Primary Next of Kin

the surviving NOK who is the highest in preference on the form referred to in the definition next of kin.

Serious Illness/Injury (SI)

an illness or injury of such severity that there is cause for immediate concern but the casualty's life is in no immediate danger.

Special Duty Area (SDA)

an area outside of Canada designated as such by the Minister of National Defence in consultation with the Minister of Veterans Affairs, and satisfying the following criteria:

  • the area is outside of Canada;
  • members have been deployed, or will be deployed, to an area as part of an operation; and
  • the Minister of National Defence is of the opinion that deployment has exposed, or may expose, those members to conditions of elevated risk.

Special Duty Operation (SDO)

an operation designated as such by the Minister of National Defence in consultation with the Minister of Veterans Affairs, and satisfying the following criteria:

  • members have been deployed, or will be deployed, to an area as part of an operation; and
  • the Minister of National Defence is of the opinion that deployment has exposed, or may expose, those members to conditions of elevated risk.

Special Duty Service (SDS)

service after 11 September 2001, as a member of the Canadian Forces in a designated special duty area or special duty operation, and includes:

  • periods of training for the express purpose of service in a SDA or SDO, wherever that training takes place;
  • travel to and from the SDA/SDO or the location of training referred to in the previous sub-paragraph; and
  • authorized leave during special duty service, wherever that leave is taken.

Substitute Decision-Maker

a person appointed by a power of attorney, by a board or court, or by law to act on behalf of a member in making property or health-care decisions. A substitute decision-maker may have different names in different provinces, and depending on whether they are appointed by a power of attorney, by a board or court, or by law, such as: attorney, guardian of property, or representative.

Survivor (from CFSA)

when a person establishes that he or she was cohabiting in a relationship of a conjugal nature with the contributor for at least one year immediately before the death of the contributor, the person is considered to be the survivor of the contributor.

Very Serious Illness\Inury (VSI)

an illness or injury of such severity that the casualty's life is in immediate danger.

AD

Accidental Dismemberment

ADIP

Accidental Dismemberment Insurance Plan

ADM

Assistant Deputy Minister

ALOA

Allowance in Lieu of Operational Allowance

AO

Assisting Officer (now Designated Assistant (DA))

AR/MEL

Administrative Review - Medical Employment Limitations

ASU

Area Support Unit

ATOC

Army Tactical Operations Course

BMQ

Basic Military Qualification

BMOQ

Basic Military Officer Qualification

BOI

Board of Inquiry

Capt

Captain

CBI

Compensation and Benefit Instructions

CO

Commanding Officer

CAR

Coverage After Release

CRA

Canada Revenue Agency

CDA

Canadian Defence Academy

CDS

Chief of the Defence Staff

CAF

Canadian Armed Forces

CFAO

Canadian Forces Administrative Orders

CF Group RSP

Canadian Forces Group Retirement Savings Plan

CFHS

Canadian Forces Health Services

CFIRP

Canadian Forces Integrated Relocation Program

CFMVRCA

Canadian Forces Member and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act

CFMAP

Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program

CFPAF

Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund

CFPSA

Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency

CFPFSS

Canadian Forces Personnel and Family Support Services

CFRTW

Canadian Forces Return to Work Program

CFS

Canadian Forces Station

CFSA

Canadian Forces Superannuation Act

CFSU

Canadian Forces Support Unit

CIC

Cadet Instructors Cadre

CMP

Chief of Military Personnel

CO

Commanding Officer

COATS

Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service

CPI

Consumer Price Index

CPP

Canada Pension Plan

CRA

Canada Revenue Agency

CT

Career Transition

CTAB

Canadian Technology Accreditation Board

CTAP

Career Transition Assistance Programs

CTCC

Combined Arms Team Commanders Course

CTS

Career Transition Services

DA

Designated Assistant (formerly Assisting Officer (AO))

DAOD

Defence Administration Orders and Directives

DCFPS

Director Canadian Forces Pension Services

DCSM

Director Casualty Support Management

DDCP

Dependants Dental Care Plan

DGCB

Director General Compensation and Benefits

DGHS

Director General Health Services

DL

Dependant Life Insurance

DMCA

Director Military Careers Administration

DMPAP

Director Military Pay and Allowances Processing

DPSP

Director Pensions and Social Programs

DND

Department of National Defence

EAP

Education Assistance Program

EAS

Employee Assistance Services

ER

Education Reimbursement 

GAPDA

Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act

GECA

Government Employee's Compensation Act

GoC

Government of Canada

GOIP

General Officers Insurance Plan 

HG&E

 Household Goods and Effects

HOPE

Helping our Peers by Providing Empathy

HQ

Headquarters

HRSDC

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada 

ILP

Intermediate Leadership Program

ILP

Individual Learning Plan

IPC

Incentive Pay Category

IPSC

Integrated Personnel Support Centre

IRM

Insurance for Released Members

ISN

Injured Soldier Network 

JPSU

Joint Personnel Support Unit

JPSU HQ

Joint Personnel Support Unit Headquarters

JSB

Joint Speakers Bureau 

LPF

Last Post Fund

LTD

Long Term Disability

LWOP

Leave without Pay

MCTAP

Military Civilian Training Accreditation Program

MEL

Medical Employment Limitations

MFRC

Military Family Resource Centre

MND

Minister of National Defence

MO

Medical Officer 

NDA

National Defence Act

NDHQ

National Defence Headquarters

NMC

National Military Cemetery

NOK

Next of Kin

NPP

Non-Public Property

NVC

New Veterans Charter

OGTI

Optional Group Term Insurance

OP

Operation

OSISS

Operational Stress Injury Social Support

OSI

Operational Stress Injury

PA

Pension Act

PDSP

Pensioners Dental Services Plan

PER

Performance Evaluation Report

PLQ

Primary Leadership Qualification

PMV

Private Motor Vehicle

POC

Point of Contact

POP

Pastoral Outreach Program

PSC

Public Service Commission

PSEA

Public Service Employment Act

PSER

Public Service Employment Regulations

PSHCP

Public Service Health Care Plan

PSO

Personnel Selection Officer

PSTC

Peace Support Training Centre

PSU

Personnel Support Unit

PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

QPP

Quebec Pension Plan

QR&O

Queen's Regulations and Orders

R2MR

Road to Mental Readiness

RCMP

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

RDCP

 Reserve Dental Care Plan

Ret

Retired

RFC

Reserve Force Compensation

RPPO

Released Personnel Pay Office

RRIF

Registered Retirement Income Fund

RRSP

Registered Retirement Savings Plan

RTIP

Reserve Term Insurance Plan

RTW

Return to Work

SCAN

Second Career Assistance Network

SCP

Skills Completion Program

SDA

Special Duty Area

SDB

Supplementary Death Benefit

SDO

Special Duty Operation

SDP

Spousal Disability Plan

SDS

Special Duty Service

Sgt

Sergeant

SI

Serious Injury/Illness

SIB

Survivor Income Benefit

SISIP FS

SISIP Financial Services

SPHL

Service Personnel Holding List

SRB

Supplementary Retirement Benefits

TIPS

Tax Information Phone Service

TLD

Third Location Decompression

UN

United Nations

UNMO

United Nations Military Observer

VAC

Veterans Affairs Canada

VIP

Veterans Independence Program

VPOP

Veterans Pastoral Assistance Program

VRAB

Veterans Review and Appeal Board

VRP

Vocational Rehabilitation Program

VRPSM

Vocational Rehabilitation Program for Serving Members

VSI

Very Serious Injury/Illness

WCB

Workers Compensation Board

YMPE

Year's Maximum Pensionable Earnings

 

 

 

 

 

 

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