Operation GLOBE

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members are sometimes asked to help other Government of Canada departments with various tasks or to participate in Government of Canada activities abroad. When these tasks involve working outside of Canada, CAF members deploy under Operation GLOBE.

Operation GLOBE is part of the CAF’s commitment to active engagement abroad. These deployments give CAF members the opportunity to work alongside personnel from other government departments, as well as other nations.

Past deployments

2020

20-01

As citizens and partners of the community, the CAF have a shared responsibility to assist federal, provincial, territorial and municipal authorities to save lives and mitigate human suffering. The CAF stand ready to rapidly respond to requests for assistance that require the unique skills our members possess.

On December 31, 2019, a cluster of cases of pneumonia was reported in Wuhan, China, and the cause has been confirmed as the new coronavirus which had not been previously identified in humans.

We are cognizant of the potential health risks to both CAF members and the wider Canadian population and we have taken steps to ensure the safety of all involved. While not the lead federal agency for this kind of assistance, CAF personnel are always prepared to help their fellow citizens in their time of need.

2019

2019

From June to November 2019, three Canadian Armed Forces members sailed on board United States Navy Ship (USNS) COMFORT:

  • Two medical technicians;
  • One oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

USNS COMFORT is a hospital ship that made port visits to various regions in Central and South America. During these port visits, CAF members worked with their American counterparts to provide medical and dental care to civilians free of cost. In total, personnel provided care to 68 935 patients and performed 1257 surgeries while deployed on board the ship. Deployed CAF members also worked with members of the U.S. Navy during training exercises during this period.

2018

2018

From October to December 2018, three Canadian Armed Forces members sailed on board United States Navy Ship (USNS) COMFORT:

  • Two medical technicians;
  • One oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

USNS COMFORT is a hospital ship that made port visits to various regions in Central and South America. During these port visits, CAF members worked with their American counterparts to provide medical and dental care to civilians free of cost. In total, personnel provided care to 26,000 patients and performed 600 surgeries on board the ship. Deployed CAF members also worked with members of the U.S. Navy during training exercises.

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