Peace support operations (1954-present)

Peace support operations (1954-present)

Peacekeeping missions that the Canadian military has participated in since 1954 to support peace and stability around the world.


Services and information


Canada’s peacemaking operations in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014.


Canada’s support for UNPROFOR operations in the Balkan region from 1991 to 2004.


Canada’s mission to help stabilize and rebuild Cambodia during four peace support missions from 1954 to 2000.


Ongoing peacekeeping efforts in the Congo since 1960.


Peacekeeping efforts in a divided Cyprus from 1964 to 1993.

East Timor

Canada’s peacekeeping role in the new country of East Timor from 1999 to 2001.


Canada’s leadership role in three separate missions to preserve peace in Egypt.

Ethiopia and Eritrea

Canada’s support for peacekeeping operations in Ethiopia and Eritrea from 2000 to 2003.

Gulf War

Canada’s role in the Persian Gulf War and securing peace in the region after the war.


Canada’s two missions in Haiti to provide stability and relief from 1995 to 2004.


Canada's leadership role to restore order in Rwanda during a violent civil war from 1993 to 1996.


Canada’s role in the peacekeeping efforts in Somalia from 1992 to 1994.


Canada’s ongoing logistical support to the peacekeeping mission in Syria since 1974.

What we are doing


Canadian Experience Gallery 4 – A Violent Peace

Decorative angle of the Canadian War Museum

Visit the Canadian War Museum’s exhibit on Canada’s post-World War commitment to Western defence and peacekeeping.

Write to the troops

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Show your appreciation to our troops by sending online messages to currently serving Canadian Armed Forces members.

Dextraze in the Congo (video)

Congolese woman looking up at camera

Watch this Heritage Minute about Brigadier General Dextraze, a daring leader during the peacekeeping mission in Congo.

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