Remedial measures

Remedial measures are part of a range of administrative actions aimed to address a Canadian Armed Forces member’s conduct or performance deficiencies. For answers to common questions about remedial measures, review the Frequently Asked Questions below. If you don’t find information specific to your situation, contact us.

  • I received an initial counselling or a recorded warning. Can I appeal the decision?

    If you disagree with an initial counselling (IC) or a recorded warning (RW), you may submit a grievance to your commanding officer. For more information on grievances, see our office’s Frequently Asked Questions about Redress of Grievance.

    If there are exceptional reasons that prevent you from addressing your concerns through regular channels such as time sensitivity, health, security, or financial concerns for you or your family, you can contact our office by phone or in writing. In cases where compelling reasons exist, our office can ensure that all relevant parties know about your circumstances.

    For more information on recorded warnings, review the Defence Administrative Orders and Directives (DAOD) 5019-4, Remedial Measures.

  • I received a Notice of Intent to Initiate Counselling and Probation. I disagree with the commanding officer's recommendation. What can I do?

    Your commanding officer must provide a reasonable opportunity of no less than 24 hours for you to respond in writing to a Notice of Intent to Initiate Counselling and Probation (C&P).

    You may request an extension if you feel you do not have sufficient time to make a written response. You may also request an assisting officer to help you prepare your response.

    Your response will be based in part on copies of all documentation the initiating authority must include with your Notice of Intent in order to substantiate the proposed C&P.

    If the initiating authority decides your C&P should proceed, you may submit a grievance to your commanding officer. For more information on grievances, see our office’s Frequently Asked Questions about Redress of Grievance.

    If exceptional circumstances prevent you from addressing your concerns through regular channels such as time sensitivity, health, security, or financial problems for you or your family, you can contact our office by phone or in writing. In cases where compelling reasons exist, our office can ensure that all relevant parties know about your circumstances.

    For more information on C&P, review the Defence Administrative Orders and Directives (DAOD) 5019-4, Remedial Measures.

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